Ella Dubinsky began her graduate work at SMART lab in 2015, and is combining her passions for neuroscience and music in her research pursuits. Ella received a BSc with honours in both neuroscience and mathematics from Dalhousie University, where her honours thesis focused on EEG indices of language processing. A lifelong musician, Ella decided to focus her graduate studies on how music can change the brain. She is currently examining the effects of choir participation and musical training on perception and cognition, particularly in aging individuals. Ella is excited to be a member of the SMART Lab community, and continues to play and write music in her spare time.