Hello, my name is Zach and I initially came to Lethbridge in September of 2012 to complete a combined B.Ed./B.Sc. degree majoring in mathematics education and general sciences respectively (Read: Math Teacher). While I still possess a passion for teaching and secondary education, I have always found the human mind and brain to be a fascinating subject. This led me to take the majority of the courses for the B.Sc. portion of my undergraduate degree in the fields of psychology and neuroscience.
In my final year at the UofL I took a course on brain plasticity with Dr. Gerlinde Metz, and was able to set up an applied study that summer working with her and Tony Montina, the NMR facility manager. From there I was able to apply to the M.Sc. program whilst completing my final high school teaching internship the following fall, and have been working on my M.Sc. in Neuroscience since January of 2016.
My current research is investigating the use of 1H NMR spectroscopy in metabolomics studies to find novel metabolite biomarkers of traumatic brain injury in human urine.