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Our Research Team

The ATLAS Research Lab is composed of both undergraduate researchers and work-study students assigned to various projects pertaining to anatomy education.

Active Members

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Angelo Sotto, HBSc

Work-Study Student (2019-present)

Angelo is an undergraduate student at the University of Toronto pursuing a degree in microbiology and statistics. He started out in the ATLAS Research Lab in 2019 as a volunteer, and is now a work-study student. His main role as a research assistant is to support ongoing educational projects conducted by the group. In addition, he is also responsible for website maintenance and content creation for the lab. Beyond academics, Angelo loves mixology, travelling, and trying new restaurants!

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Andre Williams, BKin, MSc

Project Coordinator (2023-2024)

Andre is a graduate of Queen’s University with an MSc in Anatomical Sciences. This is his first year working with the ATLAS Lab as a Research Assistant. In this role, Andre is leading the curation of an open-access resource repository containing inclusive representations of the human form to enhance diversity in educational materials. Aside from work, Andre enjoys watching and playing sports, cooking, and long walks with his dog. 

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Callia Silverton, HBSc

Graduate Researcher (2023-2024)

Callia Silverton is a graduate student at Queen's University in the Master's of Anatomical Sciences program. She is new to the ATLAS lab as of December 2023. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto with a double major in Pharmacology and Neuroscience, and a minor in Psychology. Outside of school she loves to paint and bake! 

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Peter Lombardi, HBSc

Volunteer Researcher (2024)

Peter completed his undergraduate degree in 2023 from the University of Toronto with a double major in Immunology and Health & Disease. His work with Dr. Bentley began in 2023, exploring the medical implications of various anatomical variants found during an anatomy dissection course. Recently joining the team, he is excited to contribute to the Pacing and MGL Projects. On his free time, he enjoys all things Sci-Fi and playing cards.

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Jennifer Choi

Undergraduate Researcher (2023-2024)

Jennifer is an undergraduate student at the University of Toronto pursuing a degree in human biology, physiology, and psychology. This is her first year with the ATLAS Research Lab where she is working with Dr. Bentley as an undergraduate research student studying the complexities of negative group dynamics associated with two-stage collaborative testing. Outside of academics, Jennifer is an amateur pianist who enjoys exercising, yoga, and travelling!

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Samantha Nacci, HBSc

Graduate Researcher (2023-2024)

Sam is a graduate student at the University of Toronto pursuing a Master of Health Science degree in the Pathologists’ Assistant field. This is her first year with the ATLAS Research Lab, as a graduate researcher for her capstone project. She is tasked with working on a study investigating essential embryology for pathologists’ assistants. Outside of school, Sam enjoys spending time with her friends and family, travelling, and playing with her dogs.

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Jana Hamoud Ali

Work-Study Student (2024)

Jana is an undergraduate student at the University of Toronto, currently completing a neuroscience specialist and physiology major. She has recently joined the lab as a summer 2024 work-study student and will soon be transitioning into an undergraduate researcher where her project will focus on understanding the influence of undergraduate cadaveric dissection courses on students’ career trajectories. Beyond academics, Jana loves to spend her time reading, cuddling with her cat, and going on hikes.

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Andrew Long

Volunteer Researcher (2024)

Andrew is an undergraduate student at the University of Toronto completing a degree in human biology, physiology, and psychology. He is a volunteer researcher with the ATLAS Research Lab, exploring the implication of modified multiple-choice questions in student assessments. He is hoping to pursue a career in behavioural neuroscience research and medicine. Outside of the classroom, Andrew loves reading, sports, and cooking.

Lab Alumni

Aimee Perry, Volunteer Researcher (2023-2024)

Project: Two-Stage Collaborative Testing

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Aimy Ayo, Work-Study Student (2022-2023)

Role: Digital Content Creator

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George Nader, Work-Study Student (2022-2023)

Role: UNconference Event Organizer

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Matthew Dunchych, Undergraduate Researcher (2022-2023)

Project: Laboratory Exam Pacing Structures and Test-Anxiety

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Philippe Contreras, Undergraduate Researcher (2020-2021)

Project: Laboratory Exam Pacing Structures and Test-Anxiety

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Ingrid Barany, Work-Study Student (2019-2021)

Role: Digital Content Creator

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Sarah Eid, Undergraduate Researcher (2020- 2021)

Project: Negative Persuasion in Two-Stage Collaborative Testing

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Yara El-Bardisi, Work-Study Student (2019-2021)

Projects: Two-Stage Collaborative Testing, Modified Multiple Choice Questions

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Leonor Separi, Work-Study Student (2018-2019)

Project: Two-Stage Collaborative Testing and Concept Retention

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Victoria Melo, Undergraduate Researcher (2018-2020)

Project: Negative Persuasion in Two-Stage Collaborative Testing

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James Faul, Undergraduate Researcher (2018-2019)

Project: Two-Stage Collaborative Testing

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Gregory Borschneck, Undergraduate Researcher (2018-2019)

Project: Anterolateral Ligament of the Knee in Dissection

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