Assistant Professor  |  Associate Member

Katharine Dunlop

St. Michael's Hospital
Research Interests
Radiology & Imaging, Brain, Mental Health & Behavioral Conditions
Research Themes
Neuroscience, Brain Health
Summer Undergraduate

Research Synopsis

Dr. Dunlop uses cognitive science, human structural and functional neuroimaging, and non-invasive brain stimulation (e.g., transcranial magnetic stimulation) to investigate the biological underpinnings of inter-individual variability in behaviour and symptomatology, treatment response, and predictors of symptom improvement. Her current research program aims: to develop circuit-based models of symptom-specific antidepressant response, with a focus on glutamatergic modulation, psychosocial stress and reward processing; to investigate the structural, functional and behavioural factors that influence non-invasive brain stimulation-evoked brain activity and plasticity; and to translate this knowledge into clinical practice to aid in diagnosis and treatment selection.