I'm Lindsay, a PhD candidate in Psychology at the University of Toronto. I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology at Western University in 2012 and my master's degree from Dr. Ashley Monks' lab at UTM in 2013. I am now working on my PhD under the supervision of Dr. Doug VanderLaan and Dr. Ashley Monks. My research interests span the fields of biological, evolutionary, and cross-cultural psychology. My thesis investigates the science of sexual orientation and gender identity. Mostly, I am interested in the evolutionary, genetic, hormonal, and immunological bases for the development of third gender identities in a non-Western culture, Thailand.
In my spare time I enjoy engaging in science outreach activities and promoting open science and reproducible research. I enjoy all things nature-related and spend as much time outdoors as I can.
September 2013 - Present
Supervisors: Dr. Doug VanderLaan and Dr. Ashley Monks
Outside Project Supervisor: Dr. Darryl Gwynne
Supervisor: Dr. Ashley Monks
Thesis Title: Neural action of androgens in the suprachiasmatic nucleus brain clock
Undergraduate Thesis Supervisors: Dr. Peter Ossenkopp and Dr. Martin Kavaliers
Thesis Title: The effects of the rat estrous cycle on lithium chloride-induced conditioned taste avoidances
Department of Psychology
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