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Postdoctoral Scholar

Pilleriin Sikka

Postdoctoral Scholar, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Pilleriin Sikka is a postdoctoral scholar at the Stanford School of Medicine. She is also affiliated with the Stanford Psychophysiology Laboratory in the Department of Psychology at Stanford as well as with the Department of Psychology at the University of Turku (Finland). Pilleriin is also a senior lecturer in cognitive neuroscience in the Department of Cognitive Neuroscience and Philosophy at the University of Skövde (Sweden). She holds a PhD degree in psychology (University of Turku, Finland), MSc degree in neuroscience (University of Oxford, UK), as well as MSc and BSc degrees in psychology (University of Tallinn, Estonia). Previously, she worked in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford (UK) in the field of molecular neuroscience. Pilleriin has received several prestigious research (e.g., Postdoctoral Reseach Award from the Finnish Foundations' Post Doc Pool) and teaching (The Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching) awards as well as research grants (as a PI) from international and national foundations. She has more than ten years of teaching experience (courses in neuroscience, psychology, and well-being) and supervised as well as served as a mentor to many undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of psychology and cognitive neuroscience.


Master of Science, Tallinn University (2005)
Doctor of Philosophy, University Of Turku (2020)
Master of Science, University of Oxford (2008)
Bachelor of Science, Tallinn University (2003)
Ph.D., University of Turku (Finland), Psychology (2020)