Meet Our Team

Dr. Nathan Kolla

Principal Investigator

Dr. Kolla is a Clinician-Scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Research Imaging Centre, and the Vice-President of Research and Academics at Waypoint Centre. Dr. Kolla is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry with the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine and holds a number of other academic appointments with the University.


Michelle De Pol

MSc Candidate

I graduated from the University of Toronto with a HBSc in neuroscience and physiology. I am now a first year Master’s student at the Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto. My project involves using PET imaging to examine the role of the endocannabinoid system in humans with co-morbid borderline personality disorder and depression. Outside of the lab, I enjoy running, listening to podcasts, and playing board games! 

Dorsa Rafiei

MSc Candidate

I graduated with a HBSc in neuroscience, physiology and psychology from the​ University of Toronto, where I researched neuroinflammation in patients with treatment-resistant depression. I am now pursuing my graduate studies at the Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto. My thesis project investigates the endocannabinoid system in humans with major depressive episodes using PET imaging. In my spare time, I enjoy doing yoga, pottery and watching Netflix!


Ryan Aloysius

Research Analyst

I graduated from University of Toronto with a BSc in Neuroscience & Mental Health, under the supervision of Dr. Jennifer Ryan. I researched mental imagery and memory using eye-tracking. At the Kolla lab, I am involved in a fMRI project studying young people experiencing first episode psychosis. Outside of the lab, I enjoy comic books, video games and stand-up comedy!

Alumni

Karolina Karas

Jaegar Lam

George Gainham

Paria Baharikhoob

Areti Smaragdi