Anna Kalisvaart graduated with a BSc in 2019 from the University of Alberta, double majoring in biology and psychology. She is currently completing her PhD in Psychology at the University of Alberta, where she is a trainee member of the Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute. Through use of rodent models, Anna’s research explores topics like the brain response to stroke and intracranial pressure across the lifespan, assessment of neuroprotective treatments like therapeutic hypothermia, and the impact of stroke rehabilitation paradigms. Currently, her work focuses primarily on the acute cellular effects of severe intracerebral hemorrhage. Anna is a co-applicant on a funded CIHR project grant, has received multiple Canadian Tricouncil awards in support of her work in preclinical stroke research, and was recognized in 2023 as a Killam Laureate.