John Krzeczkowski, PhD
POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW
John Krzeczkowski, Ph.D. is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Till lab. Prior to this role, he completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health in Toronto. He is also a former Vanier Scholar and Graduate of the Neuroscience Graduate Program at McMaster University. John’s program of research centers on the theme of getting people off to a strong start in life. To this end, his research aims to i) elucidate the impact of adverse environmental conditions on neurodevelopment in infants and children and ii) test the effects of intervening on these adverse conditions to optimize neurodevelopment outcomes across the lifespan. Indeed, John’s doctoral work provided the world’s first evidence showing that treating maternal postpartum depression can improve emotion regulation in the infants of these mothers, suggesting that we may be capable of interrupting the transmission of psychiatric risk from mother to child. John aims to continue to investigate how early adverse environmental conditions shape the developing brain and test the impact of early interventions to help young families in Canada and around the world get off to the strongest start possible in life.