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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Iska Moxon-Emre, BSc, MSc, MA

Research Institute
Doctoral Student
Neurosciences & Mental Health


Phone: 416.813.7654 x 301741
Email: iska.moxon-emre@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Iska is a doctoral student in Psychology at the University of Toronto conducting her research in the Department of Neuroscience & Mental Health at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). Iska received her MSc from the Department of Physiology at the University of Toronto, where she studied white matter damage and inflammation in rat models of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. She more recently received her MA from the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto, where she studied neuropsychological outcome following cranio-spinal radiation in pediatric medulloblastoma patients. The focus of Iska’s doctoral dissertation is on the neurobiology of affective disorders/emotion regulation in children treated with cranio-spinal radiation for brain tumors. Iska uses diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to examine white matter pathways implicated in the pathogenesis of affective disorders, and eye-tracking methodology to measure attention to emotional stimuli. Iska is also involved in a study investigating neuropsychological outcome and white matter microarchitecture in molecular subgroups of medulloblastoma. Iska’s doctoral work is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO).

When Iska is not working on her doctoral dissertation, she can usually be found: cycling, boxing, dancing, cooking, enjoying music or knitting up wooly creations.  

Areas of Expertise: Diffusion tensor imaging, white matter, pediatric brain tumors, neuropsychological function, eye-tracking, emotion regulation