Sherain Harricharan, PhD
Sherain Harricharan is currently pursuing a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences under the supervision of Dr. Margaret McKinnon. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology and Medical Sciences at Western University, and then went on to complete her doctoral degree in Neuroscience at Western University with Dr. Ruth Lanius. Sherain’s research focuses on post-traumatic stress disorder, employing various neuroimaging approaches to study altered neural circuitry patterns among traumatized individuals. Her research interests include studying how sensory processing pathways in the brain are altered as a function of trauma and dissociation, emphasizing their impact on the performance of higher-order cognitive functions, including emotion regulation, social cognition, and attentional processing. Sherain is dedicated to identifying neural correlates that can aid in the development of clinically-oriented sensorimotor treatments for PTSD.