Kaylee is a medical student at University of Toronto researching trigeminal neuralgia, the condition which inspired her to pursue a medical degree. Before moving to Toronto, she studied Neuroscience at McGill University, where she conducted Neuroethics research at Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal. For the last two years, she researched the aging process of older adult immigrants with the Faculty of Social Work at McGill University.
Kaylee is currently investigating how surgical treatment changes the hippocampus in trigeminal neuralgia patients. Chronic pain is known to alter the structure of many brain regions, including the hippocampus, which has important roles in learning and memory. Understanding how surgery affects the hippocampus will better elucidate its role in perception and sensation of neuropathic pain.
Kaylee has lived in Vancouver, Montreal, and Toronto, and hopes to continue exploring cities worldwide. She is motivated everyday by her mother, who leads an awe-inspiring life while living with trigeminal neuralgia.