Dr. Yuliya Nikolova is the Koerner New Scientist in the Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute at CAMH. Before being appointed to her current position, she completed her PhD in Psychology & Neuroscience at Duke University and a Postdoctoral Fellowship in translational neuroscience at CAMH.
Areas of Research
Dr. Nikolova’s work combines tools from experimental psychology, cognitive science, neuroimaging and genetics to study mechanisms of risk for mental illness. She is particularly interested in how neural circuits for reward and threat processing contribute to transdiagnostic cognitive and affective dysfunction. She has a strong focus on translation and integration across multiple levels of investigation, and works closely with preclinical teams to bridge basic science approaches with clinical research.
View Dr. Nikolova's publications on Google Scholar.