Graduate Students

Tristan Hynes
Program of study: PhD in Neuroscience
Current research interests: Using DREADDs to interrogate the role of dopamine at the intersection of cocaine addiction, decision making, and biological sex.
What I would like the lab to remember me for: Meaningful contributions to the field of addictions neuroscience.
What the lab probably will remember me for: Leaving the club without saying goodbye.
Contact: thynes@psych.ubc.ca
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Brett Hathaway
Program of study: PhD in Neuroscience
Current research interests: Investigating the neural and behavioural mechanisms of risky decision making and cognitive inflexibility induced by reward-paired cues.
What I would like the lab to remember me for: Testing rats.
What the lab probably will remember me for: Petting cats.
Contact: bretthathaway@psych.ubc.ca
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Brittney Russell
Program of study: PhD in Psychology
Current research interests: Preclinical testing of novel pharmacological treatments for dopamine agonist side-effects, such as gambling and impulse control disorders. Also, the influence of audiovisual cues on decision making in individuals with problem gambling.
What I would like the lab to remember me for:
Being able to juggle my clinical work and neuroscience research.
What the lab probably will remember me for:
Wearing Ugg boots and leggings every day if I could. Only drinking cocktails.
Contact: brittney.russell@psych.ubc.ca
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Graeme Betts
Program of study: PhD in Neuroscience
Current research interests: Neuroinflammation and its role in decision-making and neuropsychiatric disorders… with a side-hustle investigating the cholinergic system.
What I would like the lab to remember me for:
Having a diverse range of skill sets to offer.
What the lab probably will remember me for: 
Taking more than two years to write this bio.
Contact: bettsg@psych.ubc.ca

 

 

 

Kelly Hrelja
Program of study: PhD in Neuroscience
Current research interests: I am investigating the interactions between neuroinflammation and cognitive functioning, with a heavy interest in traumatic brain injury and addiction models. To do this, I have had the exciting opportunity of collaborating with other labs within UBC, such as Dr. Cheryl Wellington’s lab and Dr. Annie Cierna’s lab. 
What I would like the lab to remember me for:
Eagerness to learn and perfect new techniques.
What the lab probably will remember me for:
My constant yearning for bubble tea.
Contact: kellyhre@mail.ubc.ca
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Fiza Arshad
Program of study: PhD in Neuroscience
Current research interests: Exploring altered chemical, psychological, and neurobiological processes that underlie impairments in sensory-cue-induced decision-making and motivation in disordered gambling using multimodal imaging, behavioural, and psychophysiological methods.
What I would like the lab to remember me for: Ceaseless curiosity to learn more about the human brain.
What the lab probably will remember me for: Asking questions and giving advice no one asked me for.
Contact: fizaarshad@alumni.ubc.ca
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Hannah Brodie
Program of study: MSc in Neuroscience
Current research interests: Investigating the effect of chronic THC exposure on cost-benefit decision making.
What I would like the lab to remember me for: My passion for learning and work ethic.
What the lab probably will remember me for: Expertly crafting THC cocktails for my rats.
Contact: hannah.brodie@alumni.ubc.ca