At McMaster University, I completed a Ph.D. in Neuroscience. During that time, I worked under Dr. Ian Bruce’s supervision in the Auditory Engineering Laboratory. My project’s focus was to model the biological interface between spiral ganglion neurons and cochlear implants. The motivation behind the work was to answer why the neurons show reduced excitability do in response to external electrical stimulation at high effective rates. The aim was dual: 1) to understand what biophysical components of the neuron are responsible for this input-output relationship and 2) to apply this information to improve the auditory perception provided by cochlear implants by using stimulation rates that do not stop the neurons from responding.
Before that, I completed an M.Sc. in Physics under the supervision of Dr. André Longtin and co-supervision of Dr. Ramesh Balasubramaniam at the University of Ottawa. Here, I worked on modeling the visual and proprioceptive contributions to human postural control. Even before that, I finished off a B.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, also at the University of Ottawa.
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