C.V.

EDUCATION
Princeton University (2015-)
Ph.D in Cognitive Psychology
Advisor: Lauren Emberson

University of Toronto (2010 – 2014)
Honours B.Sc. with High Distinction, Psychology Research Specialist
Advisor: Morgan Barense
Thesis: The Effects of Training on Conjunctive Visual Search

AWARDS 
Centennial Fellowship (2015)
Dean’s List (2013, 2014)
University of Toronto Undergraduate Excellence Awards in the Natural Sciences and Engineering (2013)
Queen Elizabeth II Aiming for the Top Scholarship (2010)
University of Toronto President’s Entrance Scholarship (2010)

EMPLOYMENT & RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (2014 – 2015)
Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program
Clinical Research Assistant

Canadian Mental Health Association – Ontario Chapter (2014 – 2015)
Living Life to the Full
Research Assistant

University of Toronto (2013 – 2015)
Memory and Perception Lab (PI: Morgan Barense)
Research Assistant

The Hospital for Sick Children (2013 – 2014)
Functional Neuroimaging Lab (PI: Margot Taylor)
Research Assistant

Toronto Western Hospital (2012 – 2013)
Bariatric Surgery Program
Clinical Research Assistant

University of Toronto (2011 – 2012)
Second Language Literacy Lab (PI: Esther Geva)
Research Opportunity Program (ROP) Student

University of Toronto (2011 – 2012)
Aging & Cognition Lab (PI: Lynn Hasher)
Research Assistant

OUTREACH
University of Toronto (2014 – 2015)
Psychology Department
Mentor in the Psychology Department Mentorship Program

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) (2014)
CAMH Breakthrough Challenge
Volunteer

University of Toronto (2013)
Memory and Perception Lab
High School Shadowing Leader

University of Toronto (2012 – 2013)
Psychology Student Association
Class Representative Coordinator

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital (2012)
Therapeutic Playroom (Ages 0 – 6)
Volunteer

Thinkfirst Canada (2012)
A Night With Patrick Chan & Friends
Brain Day Presenter

Mount Sinai Hospital (2011 – 2012)
Medical Imaging – MRI
Volunteer

PUBLICATIONS
D’Angelo, M.C., Smith, V.M., Kacollja, A., Zhang, F., Binns, M.A., Barense, M.D., & Ryan, J.D. (2016). The effectiveness of unitization in mitigating age-related relational learning impairments. Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
Zhang, F., Aslin, N., & Emberson, L. (2016, October). Investigating auditory prediction in young infants using fNIRS. The Society for functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy 2016 Biennial Meeting, Paris, France.

Khatri, N., Hardy, J., Zhang, F., Mitchell, S., & Hynie, M. (2015, March). Community based group intervention for older adults experiencing low mood and stress: An Ontario pilot project. Poster presented at the Women in Science and Engineering National Conference Poster Competition, Toronto, Ontario.

D’Angelo, M.C., Kacollja, A., Smith, V.M., Rabin, J.S., Zhang, F., Binns, M.A., Rosenbaum, S., Barense, M., & Ryan, J.D (2015, March). Unitization Supports Relational Learning in Healthy Aging and Amnesic Cases. Poster presented at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, California.

Khatri, N., Hardy, J., Zhang, F., Mitchell, S., & Hynie, M. (2015, February). Community based group intervention for older adults experiencing low mood and stress: An Ontario pilot project. Poster presented at the Ontario Psychological Association 68th Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario.

Khatri, N., Hardy, J., Zhang, F., Mitchell, S., & Hynie, M. (2014, September). Community based group intervention for older adults experiencing low mood and stress: An Ontario pilot project. Talk given at the Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health – Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry Joint Scientific Meeting, Toronto, Ontario.

D’Angelo, M.C., Smith, V.M., Zhang, F., Kacollja, A., Barense, M., & Ryan, J.D. (2014, July). Aging and Unitization: Unitization Supports Relational Learning in Healthy Older Adults but not those At-Risk for MCI. Poster presented at the 24th Annual Meeting of Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science, Toronto, Ontario.

Erez, J., Cusack, R., Zhang, F., & Barense, M. (2014, April). Experience modifies the conjunctive neural representations necessary for complex object perception. 21st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Boston, Massachusetts.

D’Angelo, M.C., Smith, V.M., Zhang, F., Kacollja, A., Barense, M., & Ryan, J.D. (2014, March). Unitization supports relational learning in healthy older adults, but not those at-risk for MCI. Poster presented at the 24th Annual Rotman Research Institute Neuroscience Conference, Toronto, Ontario.

D’Angelo, M.C., Smith, V.M., Zhang, F., Kacollja, A., Barense, M., & Ryan, J.D. (2014, February). Unitization supports relational learning in healthy older adults, but not those at-risk for MCI. Poster presented at the 43rd Annual Lake Ontario Visionary Establishment Conference, Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Erez, J., Cusack, R., Zhang, F., & Barense, M.D. (2014, February). How the neural representations for feature conjunctions of complex objects change with experience. Poster presented at the 43rd Annual Lake Ontario Visionary Establishment Conference, Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Zhang, F., Shen, J., Misquith, C., Mak, J., & Geva, E. (2012, July). Reading comprehension predictors in ELL second graders. 19th Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Montreal, Quebec.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Psy101: Introduction to Psychology, Assistant-in-Instruction (Fall 2016)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Princeton Psychology Graduate Statistics Committee (2015-)

 

 

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