Dr. Braeden Terpou, PhD, BSc
McMaster University

Dr. Braeden Terpou holds a Bachelor of Science from McMaster University and a PhD in Neuroscience from Western University. During his studies, he worked alongside Dr. Sue Becker in McMaster’s Neuroplasticity and Neurotechnology Lab. In 2020 and 2021, he held the Jonathan and Joshua Memorial Graduate Scholarship.

Dr. Terpou’s early research focused on the deeper brain regions involved in shaping our emotional and affective lives, and how these areas are altered in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). As a Mitacs Elevate Post-Doctoral Fellow, Dr. Terpou is now using advanced brain imaging techniques to explore how these deep brain regions can serve as biomarkers of PTSD.

Working with Dr. Margaret McKinnon, Homewood Chair in Mental Health and Trauma, Dr. Terpou is helping us to better understand the neural underpinnings of PTSD in order to inform and improve treatment and help people to process trauma more effectively.

To follow his work, visit Dr. Terpou’s Research Gate profile.