Joelle Zimmermann, M.A.


Joelle Zimmermann is a Ph.D. student at the University of Toronto, studying Psychology with a focus on Neuroscience in collaboration with the Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Hospital. She received an Honours B.Sc. (2009-2013), and M.A. (2013-2014) in Psychology at the University of Toronto. Her research involves combining neuroimaging methods with mathematical modeling to investigate structural (DTI) and functional (fMRI) network properties using The Virtual Brain (TVB) simulator of brain dynamics.  She is investigating individual predictions using TVB, with a focus on Alzheimer’s disease, with Dr. Solodkin at UCI. Her other interests lie in understanding structure-function connectivity coupling changes in aging, as well as motor learning during aging.