Research Staff

Nicole Endresz

Research Assistant (Sept 2021-2022)


I recently graduated from the University of Guelph with a BSc in Neuroscience. During my 4th year, I completed a honours thesis investigating the regulation of the physiological stress response and how disruptions in this system can lead to anxiety and depression-like symptoms.

I had the pleasure of joining the Substance Use and Addictions lab in the fall of 2021. Since joining the lab, I’ve had the opportunity to further explore my interests in mental health research and pharmacology, and work with the lab as a research assistant. I hope to further my education and pursue a graduate degree in public health sciences with a focus on mental health promotion. Outside of work, I enjoy yoga, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.

Jeremy Bartholomeusz

Research Assistant/Lab Manager (Aug 2020-2022)


I recently graduated from Dalhousie with a B. Sc. in Neuroscience (Honours) and a Minor in Health Studies. I've had the pleasure of working as a research assistant with the Substance Use & Addictions Lab since August 2020. I also had the opportunity to complete an independent project and my Honours thesis under the supervision of Dr. Sean Barrett and Robin Perry (PhD candidate; P3000) and Toni Spinella (PhD candidate; Honours).

I hope to continue my education and pursue medical school or a joint graduate degree in Physiotherapy/Rehabilitation Research. Outside of school, I enjoy hiking, working out, cooking, and spending time with friends. I am also a 5-time member of Team Canada (Gymnastics). 

Previous Research Staff

Bess Pearson - Research Assistant (Sept 2019 - April 2020)
BSc, Neuroscience, Honours (Minor: Chemistry)

Bradley Gillis - Research Assistant (May 2019 - August 2019)
BSc, Psychology, Honours 

Trent Lynds - Research Assistant (May 2019 - August 2019)
BA, Psychology, Honours  

Aleida Whidden - Research Assistant (October 2018 - May 2019)
BSc, Neuroscience & English 

Kyra Farrelly - Research Assistant (May 2018 - May 2019)
BA, Psychology, Honours

Robin Perry - Research Assistant (May 2017 - May 2018)
BA, Psychology, Honours

Carol Morriscey - Lab Manager/Research Assistant (May 2016 - June 2018)
BSc, Psychology

Paula Langman - Research Assistant (September 2017 - May 2018)
BSc, Neuroscience

Meghan Cowie - Research Assistant (August 2016 –  May 2017)

Caroline Aquanno - Research Assistant (May 2016 – August 2016)
BSc, Neuroscience

Gregory Warren - Research Assistant (May 2016 –  August 2016)
BSc, Neuroscience

Lyndsay Bozec – Lab Manager/Administrator (July 2008 – July 2012)
BSc, Psychology, First Class Honours

Milad Yekta - Research Assistant (May 2010 -- May 2011)
BA, Psychology & Philosophy

Lindsay Peters – Lab Manager (September 2008 – September 2010)
BSc, Psychology, Honours

Mallory Campbell – Research Assistant (May 2009– September 2009 & April 2010– August 2010)
BSc, Psychology, First Class Honours

Tracy Monaghan – Research Assistant (May 2009 – September 2009)
BSc, Psychology and History Double Major, Honours Conversion

Catherine Hilchy – Research Assistant (May 2009 – August 2009)
BSc, Psychology, First Class Honours

Kirsten Temporale – Lab Manager (September 2008 – May 2009)
BSc, Psychology, First Class Honours

Jessica Meisner – Research Assistant (May 2007 - August 2009)
BSc, Psychology, First Class Honours