Seeds of Science Podcast – Season 2, Episode 5

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Seeds of Science: Season 2, Episode 5

From brain specimens to pain neuroimaging: A conversation with Dr. Patcharaporn Srisaikaew

Seeds of Science Podcast. Season 2, episode 5. Featuring Patcharaporn Srisaikaew, Postdoctoral Researcher

Meet Dr. Patcharaporn Srisaikaew: I have a Ph.D. in Anatomy, with expertise in fresh human cadaveric dissection and am passionate about studying and understanding the mechanistic link between limbic structures alteration and cognitive functioning in neurodegenerative disorders (ageing process and pain) using multimodal neuroimaging techniques.

I am a mom of 2 (big, I mean huge) cats and a coffee lover. I like playing games and reading (non-research/scientific) books in my free time and I really enjoy eating!

Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Dr. Mojgan Hodaie’s lab, Krembil Research Institute, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network

Pronouns: she/her

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Contact Patcharaporn Srisaikaew (Nok):


Twitter: @SrisaikaewP

LinkedIn: Patcharaporn Srisaikaew, PhD

More information:

I am delighted to be a part of: (i) UHN Postdoc Association (UHNPA) Leadership Committee – Professional Development Representative and (ii) UHN Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) Research Committee.

Relevant research papers:

•  Effect of sex on the APOE4-aging interaction in the white matter microstructure of cognitively normal older adults using diffusion-tensor MRI with orthogonal-tensor decomposition (DT-DOME). Read here.

•  Fornix Integrity Is Differently Associated With Cognition in Healthy Aging and Non-amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Pilot Diffusion Tensor Imaging Study in Thai Older Adults. Read here.

•  Development of the Story Telling Examination for Early Mild Cognitive Impairment (Pre-Mild Cognitive Impairment) Screening. Read here.

Nok’s favourite cafes in Toronto:

• Black Wolf Coffee on Bay St.
• 84 Nassau Street Cafe on Nassau St.
• Coco Espresso Bar on Bellair St.
• The Library Specialty Coffee on Dundas St. W.
• Filosophy Pastry and Espresso Bar on Bloor St. W.
• Mofer Coffee on Queen St. W.
• Pilot Coffee Roasters on Ossington Ave.

Photos of Nok’s cats:

A photo of Nok's cat lying on it's back
A photo of Nok's cat lying on its back

Disclaimer: The Seeds of Science podcast is supported by UHN’s Office of Research Trainees (ORT). The views expressed in the podcast episodes are not necessarily those of UHN or ORT.