Principal Investigator:

Dr. Ana Suller Marti (MD, MSc, CNCS-EEG, PhD Candidate)

Dr.Ana Suller Marti is a clinician-researcher in the Clinical Neurological Sciences Department. She completed a fellowship in Epilepsy (Clinical and Research). She developed an expertise in neuromodulation and SEEG recordings. She received the Herbert-Jasper Award in 2020 from the Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiologists, recognizing her expertise in this field of epilepsy. She developed a multidisciplinary research group to coordinate research concerning stereoencephalograly, enhance epilepsy research and increase the international visibility of our Epilepsy Program. She developed collaborations with several other researchers. She is an active member of the Educational Task Force through the Young Epilepsy Society-ILAE. She is collaborating on the Competence-Based Educational Curriculum in Epilepsy through the ILAE.

Dr. Maryam H. Mofrad (Ph.D.)

Maryam is a postdoctoral scholar at Western’s Brain and Mind Institute. Her research interests include mathematical modelling and optimization, sequential decision making, data analytics, and machine learning. She received her Ph.D. in operations research from the University of Pittsburgh with a focus on decision making under uncertainty and its application in medical decision making. Prior to joining computational neuroscience, she worked as a quantitative modeller and data scientist in the financial sector. Since starting her postdoctoral position, she has been focusing on data-driven computational research in both systems and clinical neuroscience. She is supervised by Dr. Lyle Muller and Dr. Ana Suller Marti.


Nasim Mortazavi (Neuroscience Ph.D. Student)

Nasim is a Ph.D. student in the neuroscience program at Western University. Her research interest is studying neurophysiological mechanisms underneath learning in epilepsy humans. She is supervised by Dr. Julio Martinez and Dr. Ana Suller Marti.

Jayme Arts (Research Assistant)

As a Research Assistant, Jayme is responsible for the administration and oversight of Dr. Suller Marti’s research studies. Some of her roles include preparing materials for submission to granting agencies and foundations and submitting protocols to research ethics boards. Additionally, she assists with recruiting individuals to participate in research studies and aids with the execution of study procedures.  

Ahdyie Ahmadi (Neuroscience M.Sc. Student)

Ahdyie is an M.Sc. student in the Neuroscience program at Western University. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at BNUT before completing her Master’s in Biomedical Engineering at TMU. Her previous research experience was on EEG-based emotion recognition using machine learning techniques. Currently, she is involved in a research project focusing on statistical approaches and computational models in analyzing iEEG data from patients with epilepsy. She is supervised by Dr. Ana Suller Marti and Dr. Julio Martinez.

Caroline Esmonde-White (Medical Student)

Caroline Esmonde-White is a medical student at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University (Class of 2023). She received her Bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Science at McGill University before completing her Master’s in Molecular and Cellular Medicine at the Université de Montréal. She is currently studying both how the legalization of marijuana in Canada has affected epilepsy patients and the use of intracranial electrodes in making surgery decisions for epilepsy patients.


Tara Newman (Medical Student)

Tara Newman is a medical student at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University (Class of 2025). She received her bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences in 2019 at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her responsibilities include conducting literature reviews and data collection for the Neuromodulation and Comorbidities research.


Carmela Redhead (Nursing MScN student)

Carmela is an MScN student at Western University. Carmela received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of Windsor in 2010. Her interest in research started in Windsor while completing her undergraduate thesis on the neuropharmacology of the auditory system in rats. Carmela then received her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Western University in 2013. She is currently involved in a research project that is exploring the experience of women with epilepsy during gender and sex-specific health issues. She is supervised by Dr. Ana Suller Marti and Dr. Panagiota Tryphonopoulos.

Jayant Seth (Undergraduate Student)

Jayant is a 4th year undergraduate student in the medical sciences department at Western University. He aspires to become a clinician researcher to improve health outcomes for groups of patients and to advocate for access to healthcare for all patients. His roles include conducting clinical research on neuromodulation and epilepsy surgery including case studies, systematic reviews, and retrospective analyses.


Natalie Gendy (Undergraduate Student)

Natalie is a 3rd year undergraduate medical sciences student at Western University. She hopes to have a career in clinical microbiology and public health, focusing on the development of sustainable and accessible health care measures and preventative medicine. She is currently assisting the developing Epilepsy Clinic Transition Research as well as working on a literature review on VNS in elderly patients. 


Shreyashish Roy-Chowdhury (Undergraduate Student)

Shreyo is an undergraduate student in the Neuroscience program at Western University. His responsibilities include conducting systematic literature reviews and helping with administrative tasks. Shreyo also assists with data collection for Neuromodulation and Comorbidities research.  

Layya Al Malouf (Undergraduate Student)

Layya is an undergraduate Neuroscience student at Western University. She hopes to have a career in neuroscience and oncology, focusing on the development of neurological disorders, such as epilepsy, secondary to tumours. She is currently assisting the development of an Epilepsy Severity Scale through literature review.

Jessica Zhang (Undergraduate Student)

Jessica is an undergraduate Neuroscience student at Western University. She is passionate and driven to make contributions to the field of clinical neuroscience and psychiatry. She is currently assisting with VNS and comorbidity research surrounding epilepsy.  


Glenda Zhai (Undergraduate Student)

Glenda is an undergraduate Neuroscience student at Western University. She is exploring a career in neuroscience and clinical psychology. She is currently assisting with research regarding the impact of neuromodulation on quality of sleep.