Jenni Karl

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I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. I teach courses in psychology and behavioural neuroscience and conduct research into how the human brain generates skilled hand and mouth movements. I am especially interested in how these movements and their underlying neural substrates arose through evolution, are established during development, and break down in various neurological disorders.

I previously completed a year of postdoctoral research  in Dr. Jody C. Culham‘s laboratory at the Brain and Mind Institute at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada and a Ph.D. in Behavioural Neuroscience under the supervision of Dr. Ian Q. Whishaw at the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada.

I grew up in the small farming community of Foremost, Alberta, Canada located two hours east of the Rocky Mountains and one hour north of the Montana border in the Canadian Badlands.

My research has been supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and Alberta Innovates-Health Solutions (AI-HS).

You can view my academic genealogy at Neurotree.

Contact Information

Jenni M. Karl
Department of Psychology
Thompson Rivers University
Kamloops, British Columbia
Phone: 1-250-371-5928
Email: jkarl<at>


Foremost, Alberta [Photo Credit: Mr. Kim Wright, see more of his work here.]


University of Lethbridge


Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience


Western University


Thompson Rivers University


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