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Trainees – Gait and Brain Lab

Surim Son – PhD Candidate

Surim is a PhD candidate in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Western University under the co-supervision of Dr. Montero-Odasso and Dr. Mark Speechley. She obtained her BSc Honours in Biomedical Science in 2016, followed by her MSc in Epidemiology and Biostatistics – both at Brock University. During her PhD study, Surim would like to explore a cluster of potential modifiable risk factors for low cognition and dementia using both clinical study and population-based study. Surim was awarded Dean’s Research Scholarship in 2020, Ontario Graduate Scholarship in 2021 and 2022, Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex PhD Scholarship in 2022, and CCNA Trainee Synapse Challenge funding in 2022. Her research interests include aging, lifestyle risk factors, cardiovascular risk factors, multimorbidity, and cognitive impairment.

Marissa Moore – Research Assistant

Marissa joined the Gait and Brain Lab in January 2023 as a Volunteer. She obtained her Bachelor of Science (Honors), majoring in Neuroscience from the University of Guelph. Marissa is working as a Research Assistant for the SYNERGIC-2 clinical trial and for the Gait and Brain study, where she recruits participants and conducts cognitive assessments. She is a Master’s of Science in Kinesiology student at Western University.