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Iska Moxon-Emre

Iska Moxon-Emre

B.Sc., M.Sc., MA, Doctoral Student

Iska Moxon-Emre is a doctoral student in Psychology at the University of Toronto conducting her research in Neuroscience & Mental Health at SickKids. Iska received her M.Sc. 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 paediatric medulloblastoma patients. The focus of Moxon-Emre’s doctoral dissertation is on the neurobiology of affective disorders/emotion regulation in children treated with cranio-spinal radiation for brain tumours. 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. Moxon-Emre is also involved in a study investigating neuropsychological outcome and white matter microarchitecture in molecular subgroups of medulloblastoma. Moxon-Emre’s doctoral work is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO).

When Moxon-Emre 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, paediatric brain tumoars, neuropsychological function, eye-tracking, emotion regulation