Principal Investigator


Anthony C. Ruocco, Ph.D., C.Psych

Dr. Anthony C. Ruocco is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and Program in Neuroscience at the University of Toronto Scarborough and the Graduate Departments of Psychology and Psychological Clinical Science at the University of Toronto. He also holds academic cross-appointments at the Centre for Addiction & Mental Health and Hospital for Sick Children. He is a licensed psychologist registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Dr. Ruocco has received numerous honours and awards, including a New Investigator Salary Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, NARSAD Young Investigator Award from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, and Early Researcher Award from the Province of Ontario.

Dr. Ruocco completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (Neuropsychology track) of the American Psychological Association-accredited program at Drexel University and his predoctoral internship in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Chicago. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Cognitive Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago and he completed a concurrent postdoctoral residency in Clinical Neuropsychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago.


Graduate Students in Clinical Psychology

Achala H. Rodrigo, M.A.


Ph.D. Student

Katherine Gardhouse, M.A.


Ph.D. Student

Dean Carcone, M.A.


Ph.D. Student

Jacob W. Koudys, B.Sc.


Master's Student

Tahira Gulamani, B.Sc.


Master's Student

Willem le Duc, B.A.


Master's Student

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Jenna M. Traynor, Ph.D.


Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Laboratory Manager

Liam Wright, B.Sc.


Laboratory Manager


Johannes Wrege, M.D., Dipl.-Psych.


University Hospital for Psychiatry, Basel, Switzerland

Lindsay Ayearst, Ph.D.


Multi-Health Systems, Inc., Toronto, Canada

2018-2019 Laboratory Members


Back Row (left to right): Aamir (Ahmed) Aboosally (undergraduate research assistant), Willem le Duc (graduate student), Dean Carcone (graduate student), Alex Daros (alumnus)

Middle Row (left to right):  Raymond (Ruolin) Wu (undergraduate research assistant), Jacob Koudys (graduate student), Professor Anthony C. Ruocco (Principal Investigator/Laboratory Director), Achala Rodrigo (graduate student), Liam Wright (Laboratory Manager)

Front Row (left to right): Nishi Patel (undergraduate research assistant), Anjali Chauhan (undergraduate research assistant), Fayth Rivers (Undergraduate Research Assistant), Madeleine Weichel (undergraduate research assistant), Tahira Gulamani (graduate student), Anisa Khalfan (undergraduate research assistant)