Exec Team

Devyani McLaren – Co-President

  • Studying: Cognitive Systems (COGS): Computational Intelligence and Design Stream (computer science)
  • Research Interests: I love looking at the multidisciplinary aspect of neuroscience. Especially with Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Computer Science. I also work at the Brain Behaviour Lab right here in UBC!           
  • Fun Fact: I have played water polo for over 13 years!

Marisha Boyd – Co-President

  • Studying: Behavioural Neuroscience with a minor in Health & Society
  • Research Interests: I’m interested in the intersection of technology and neuroscience, especially when it can have a positive impact on the community!
  • Fun Fact: I used to be a competitive ballerina!

Amanda McKinnon – VP Internal

  • Studying: Biology and Behavioural Neuroscience
  • Research Interests: Neurobiology and its intersections with mental illness
  • Fun Fact: I love travelling and my favourite city is London!

Adrija Chakrabarti – AVP Internal

  • Studying: Behavioural Neuroscience
  • Research Interests: Cognitive neuroscience! Specifically – emotion and autobiographical memory.
  • Fun Fact: I read the entire Harry Potter series 7 times when I was in Grade 4, would make my own Butterbeer and sell DIY paper-mache wands to my classmates 😀 #sidehustlin

Sanjana Subramanian – VP External

  • Studying: Behavioral Neuroscience with a minor in Law and Society 
  • Research Interests: Social Psychology, Criminal Psychology, Psychology and the Law 
  • Fun Fact: I’m ambidextrous!

Hasti Fadakar – AVP External

  • Studying: Integrated Pharmacology and Physiology
  • Research interest: I am interested in understanding the mechanism underlying the action of drugs in the body
  • Fun Fact: I have a dog named Fidel!!

Larissa Chiu – VP Finance

  • Studying: Cellular, Anatomical, and Physiological Sciences
  • Research Interests: Neurophysiology of motor learning
  • Fun Fact: I fly planes (low key plug for the Aviation Club of UBC).

Eden Dubchak – VP Academic

  • Studying: Behavioral Neuroscience with a minor in Biochemistry
  • Research Interests: Neurodegenerative and Neuoropsychiatric Disorders, Glia cells, Neurogenetics, Molecular mechanisms of Learning and Memory
  • Fun Fact: I’ve been thrown out of a window (the term for which is defenestrated)

Ryan Hong – AVP Academic

  • Studying: Biology
  • Research Interests: I’m interested in exploring the role of genetic interactions in Autism-associated molecular pathways as well as investigating mechanisms underlying normal and abnormal neuronal development in Xenopus Laevis tadpoles!
  • Fun Fact: I’ve met Pope Francis in person on one of my vacations in Italy!