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At Brock University, we strive to make a difference. Our research and scholarship addresses real-world challenges; in the process, we come up with knowledge and insights that may be helpful to society. In this weekly series, our researchers and scholars share what they’ve learned through their work.

Featured researcher

Jeff Stuart

Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
Faculty of Mathematics and Science

Animal lifespans range widely, from several days to over a century, yet the underlying reasons for these vast differences remain poorly understood. The goal of Jeff Stuart’s research is to gain a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying longevity.  Mitochondria, via their contribution to energy metabolism, cell death pathways, and redox regulated signal transduction pathways, are thought to be important effectors of longevity. Stuart uses a comparative approach to study these in mammalian species, including those that are exceptionally long-lived.

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Candace Figg

Professor, Educational Studies
Faculty of Education

Spy Dénommé-Welch

Associate Professor, Educational Studies
Faculty of Education

Kimberly Monk

Adjunct Professor, History
Faculty of Humanities

Tim O’Connell

Professor, Recreation & Leisure Studies
Faculty of Applied Health Sciences

Maureen Lux

Professor, History
Faculty of Humanities

Charles Conteh

Associate Professor, Political Science
Faculty of Social Sciences

Ana Sanchez

Professor, Health Sciences
Faculty of Applied Health Sciences

Elizabeth Shulman

Assistant Professor, Psychology
Faculty of Social Sciences

Louis Volante

Professor, Educational Studies
Faculty of Education

Gary Libben

Professor, Applied Linguistics
Faculty of Social Sciences

Patrick Reid

Assistant Professor, Sport Management
Faculty of Applied Health Sciences

Simon Black

Assistant Professor, Labour Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences

Danielle Sirianni-Molnar

Associate Professor, Child and Youth Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences

Christopher Fullerton

Associate Professor, Geography and Tourism Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences

Miriam Richards

Professor, Biological Sciences
Faculty of Mathematics and Science

Elizabeth Greene

Associate Professor, Classics
Faculty of Humanities

Kimberly Cote

Professor, Psychology
Faculty of Social Sciences

Gary Pickering

Professor, Biological Sciences and Psychology
Faculty of Mathematics and Science