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Tanisse Epp

"No, I don't do brain surgery"

I would like to acknowledge that I live, work, and play on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. 

Like my fellow Neurds, I graduated from Carleton University with a BSc. in Honours Neuroscience and Mental Health. I am currently completing my Master’s of Neuroscience at the University of British Columbia. I am a member of the BRAIN Lab (under the supervision of Dr. Christian Schutz) and conduct research on craving in individuals with severe concurrent disorders (the diagnosis of a mental health disorder and substance use disorder). Along with my interest in addiction and mental health research, I am an advocate and ally for those with lived experience. I am a strong believer in “Nothing about us, without us” so I am actively incorporating patient-oriented research in my studies.

I am so blessed to be doing this incredible research as a first-generation University student! I have made many mistakes and have learned so much along the way. I hope that through this website I am able to shed light on my past experiences and share with you all the interesting and groundbreaking work I come across during my academic experiences!

Favourite neuroscience book:

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction by Gabor Maté

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