Lab Director

Dr. Jenni Karl is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. She teaches courses in psychology and behavioural neuroscience and conducts research into how the human brain generates skilled eye, hand, and mouth movements. She is especially interested in how these movements and their underlying neural substrates arose through evolution, are established during development, and break down in various neurological disorders.

Dr. Karl previously completed a year of postdoctoral research in Dr. Jody C. Culham‘s laboratory at the Brain and Mind Institute at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada and a Ph.D. in Behavioural Neuroscience under the supervision of Dr. Ian Q. Whishaw at the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada.

Her research has been supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and Alberta Innovates-Health Solutions (AI-HS). You can view her academic genealogy at Neurotree.

Current Students

Nikola Klassen (Directed Study, Honours, UREAP, NSERC USRA, Research Assistant)
Lindsay Bamford (Honours, Research Assistant)
Braydon Slack (Research Apprentice, Directed Study, UREAP, Honours)
Youssef Ekladuce (Research Apprentice, Research Assistant, Directed Study, UREAP)
Rebecca Wiltzen (Directed Study, UREAP, Honours)
Mixon Madland (UREAP, BIS Thesis)
Devon DeVries (Directed Study, UREAP)

Lab Alumni

Alexis Wilson (Honours, UREAP, Research Apprentice, NSERC USRA)
Leah Chadwick (Directed Study, UREAP, Community Driven Research Fund)
Marisa Bertoli (Research Assistant)
Chris Wilson (Honours)
Jordan Houle (Research Apprentice, UREAP)
Kaleb Crossley (Volunteer)
Ashleigh White (Volunteer)