Hayley received her B.Sc. in Neuroscience at Dalhousie University in 2015. In 2019, she completed an M.Sc. in Molecular and Cellular Biology with a specialization in Neuroscience at the University of Guelph, where she investigated the role of RNA-binding proteins in cortical neuron maturation. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate under the supervision of Dr. Jibran Khokhar and her project focuses on reverse-translating human genetic findings of substance use into rodent models for direct investigation. Through this experience she gained an interest in the genetics of substance use and related complex traits. Though currently a visiting scholar, Hayley plans to join the lab in 2023 as a postdoctoral researcher under the joint supervision of Dr. Sanchez-Roige and Dr. Khokhar. In her spare time, Hayley enjoys 3D modelling and printing, gardening, and creative writing. Welcome Hayley!