Dr. Rafal Skiba is currently working with Prof. Todd Woodward at the UBC Department of Psychiatry, using neuroscientific and psychological methods to study Schizophrenia and testing novel treatment methods to ease psychotic delusions.
Rafal developed a passion for studying mental disorders such as post-traumatic stress and borderline personality disorders during his master’s studies at the City College of New York. These studies led him to advance his interests in the working brain so he pursued PhD studies in Cognitive & Brain Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno, focusing on affordance and sensorimotor processing.
During his postdoctoral studies at the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences at the University of Geneva, he investigated the neural mechanisms of dynamic facial emotions. When he joined Neuraltrain, an applied research start-up based in Berlin, he was able to apply academic training in the research and development of a product that may directly help people suffering from depression. This provided him with a unique opportunity to synthesize his skills in academic science with applied research.
For an up-to-date list of publications by Rafal, please see ResearchGate.
Type Trainee Award
Partner(s) BC Schizophrenia Society Foundation