WoodLab consists of a small number of undergraduate Research Assistants, intensely curious and eager to learn about all things. We mostly investigate drug use among students, but other topics have been known to make their way into our group. Current members are:



Simran Dhir (PSY399 student, exploring the attitudes and beliefs about psychedelics use in undergraduate students)



Keevyn Hirschfield (PSY299, working on questions related to meditation practices and beliefs in UofT students)


cropped park pic

Willis Klein (current volunteer, former PSY405 student, working on questions related to gaslighting in romantic relationships)



Joshua Koh (current volunteer, former PSY299 student, working on questions related to psychedelic use in UofT students)



Sherry Li (current PSY405 student, former PSY399 student, working on questions related to resiliency and stress in UofT students)



Yongzhen (Dory) Xie (current volunteer, former PSY405 student, working on questions related to cannabis use in UofT students)


WoodLab is full and not currently recruiting. I will be on leave for the 2021-2022 academic year and will be seeking new lab members for the 2022-2023 academic year. If you would like to put in an application and be notified when a spot opens, download the application here: (pdf) (Word)


Lab Alumni

  • Joseph Banning (currently a graduate student in the Department of Cell & Systems Biology, University of Toronto)
  • Carmen Chan (currently an undergraduate student in the University of Toronto)
  • Priscilla Chan, MSc (currently a student at University of British Columbia medical school)
  • Isabelle Grosdidier
  • Kadesha James, MSc (recent graduate of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toronto)
  • Kira London-Nadeau, MSc (recent graduate of the Department of Psychology, Université de Montréal)
  • Noah Philipp-Muller (currently a graduate student in Clinical Psychology, University of Windsor)
  • Merlin Tong (Masters in Counseling Psychology at Yorkville University)
  • Matthew Wong

Lab Group Photos


(2019) All the coffee. From left to right: Isabelle, Joseph, Carmen, Kadesha, Noah, & Dr. Wood


(2017) This is actually a restaurant, not an interrogation dungeon. From left to right: Kira, Matthew, Merlin, Noah, Dr. Wood, & Priscilla