​Jonathan Chainey received his medical degree from the University of Montreal,Québec in 2015. He then moved to Edmonton to undertake his residency training in neurosurgery at University of Alberta. He is currently in his 4th year of postgraduate study and completing a MSc in surgery with specialization in Surgical Education in the Surgical Simulation Research Lab (SSRL). His research focus on examining surgeon's eye-hand coordination during microneurosurgery. 

GRADUATE students

I obtained my M.Sc. degree from Zhejiang University in 1998. My research interest is HCI, Human Factors, and Physiological Computing. My researches focus on measuring mental workload of users under different human-machine interaction settings using psychophysiological responses. The application areas include  image-guided surgery, simulation and teleoperation, and keyboard design.


​Murodbek is ENT-physician from Uzbekistan. In 2018 he was awarded a scholarship by the president of Republic of Uzbekistan, which gave him opportunity to study in University of Alberta. Currently he enrolls into the MSc in the Department of Surgery with specialization in Surgical Education. His current research project is about using new video-recording technologies from operating room as effective teaching tool for residents in surgery. 

PAOLA SANCHEZ   (Administrative manager)                                                                                      ​

Paola is a physician from Colombia who started to work as a research assistant in the Surgical Simulation Research Lab (SSRL) in 2016. Currently, she is completing her MSc in Surgical Education, and she is the administrative manager of the SSRL. Her current research is about the facilitation of performance and learning of surgical procedures using eye-tracking, virtual and augmented reality technologies.

wenjing he                 

Wenjing obtained her Master degree in general surgery from Shantou University in 2014. She is currently completing her PhD in Experimental Surgery at SSRL. Her research interest is team cognition assessment and training. Her researches focus on applying dual eye-tracking for the measurement of team cognition and training in laparoscopic surgery and endoscopy.

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