With the transdisciplinary nature of neuroscience, research in the Centre for Neuroscience spans three faculties.

  • A. Necakov
    Investigating the cellular and molecular machineries that regulate cell signaling and endocytic trafficking in cell communication using a combination of molecular genetics, cell biology, and optogenetics
  • B. Ombuki-Berman
    Design, development and analysis of practical computational intelligence paradigms focusing on evolutionary computation, artificial neural networks  and swarm intelligence algorithms
  • B. Ross
    Researching computational intelligence, evolutionary computation and genetic programming
  • G. Spencer
    Researching how connections in the brain are made during development and change later in life during learning and memory. Focus on the role of the Vitamin A metabolite, retinoic acid, on nerve regeneration and learning and memory
  • G. Tattersall
    Uncovering the mechanisms important to animal adaptations to extreme environments
  • S. Houghten
    Researching combinatorial optimization, algorithms, and computational intelligence with application areas including bioinformatics and coding theory
  • S. Glasgow
    Studying neurodevelopmental disorders, synaptic transmission & plasticity, and spatial memory function
  • W. Marshall
    Developing graph and information theoretical measures of functional connectivity with applications to neuroimaging (EEG, fMRI, etc.)
  • A. Tekok-Kilic
    Studying cognitive, sensory and temperamental aspects of cognitive control and emotion regulation in youth and emerging adults with anxiety and attentional difficulties
  • C. Muir
    Working to better understand both the influence of psychological events on hormonal changes as well as the influence of exogenous hormones on behaviour and development
  • C. Mondloch
    Investigating multiple aspects of face processing including perceptual development across the lifespan, recognizing facial identity, and recognizing emotional expressions
  • C. Raineki
    Uncovering biological mechanisms underlying neurobehavioral deficits induced by pre- and/or early postnatal adverse experiences
  • C. McCormick
    Investigating how environmental experiences during adolescence alter the ongoing development of brain and behavioural function in male and female rats
  • E. Panda
    Focusing on how the brain allows us to understand language, read and control our attention & how these processes differ between individuals and change with development, learning and effective intervention
  • G. Libben
    Researching how words may be represented in the human mind and brain, how they are linked to one another, and how they are accessed in the process of language comprehension and production
  • K. Campbell
    Understanding how attention and memory interact in the brain, and to determine why explicit memory declines with age
  • K. Cote
    Studying the relationship between sleep, performance, and cognition. Past topics include sleep deprivation and restriction, napping, insomnia, memory, and emotion perception
  • P. Duarte Guterman
    Understanding how life experiences and physiological changes remodel the brain and the implications for behaviour using rodent models
  • S. Emrich
    Examining how the brain processes visual information and how it is that neural activity can give rise to conscious perception
  • V. Dwivedi
    Investigating how the human mind/brain effortlessly understands language
  • A. Adkin
    Investigating the interplay between the different neural mechanisms such as emotional, cognitive, and sensory-motor systems which underly balance control
  • C. Tokuno
    Focusing on the neurophysiological and biomechanical control of human movement
  • D. Ditor
    Investigating secondary health complications accompanying spinal cord injury including effects of chronic inflammation, cardiovascular disease and dysfunction and sexual function
  • D. Gabriel 
    Using biomechanical electrophysiological techniques to understand how the nervous system controls and regulates muscle force as well as the role of motor learning and segmental reflexes in therapeutic resistive exercise
  • J. Patterson
    Examining practice factors facilitating motor skill acquisition across the lifespan
  • M. Holmes
    Integrating neurophysiology with biomechanics to study how the brain and spinal cord develop control strategies for reaching and grasping. The lab aims to optimize human performance at work and sport by developing recommendations to minimize the risk of injury and maximize performance
  • N. Sze
    Answering the questions: what causes human aging and why aging is the primary risk factor for human chronic diseases such as dementia
  • R. MacPherson
    Striving to understand the relationship between disturbances in cellular homeostasis and metabolic diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease
  • S. Beaudette
    Research combines aspects of biomechanics, neurophysiology and computer science to objectively quantify neuromuscular function and to inform clinical and industrial decision-making processes
  • V. Fajardo
    Exploring the influence of muscle health on whole body health in aging and disease, with focuses on metabolism, exercise performance, cardiovascular disease, and cognitive function