Current Students

Potential 500/501 Supervisors

The following Neuroscience faculty members are available to supervise NEURO 500 and NEURO 501, if the supervisor believes the student’s research project to be appropriate for his or her lab and if the supervisor has the time required to dedicate to the supervisory responsibilities of the course.


Department or Division

Research Interests

Ted Allison

Biological Sciences & Medical Genetics

Integrating Genetics and Physiology to study photoreceptor regeneration, prion diseases and Alzheimer disease

Glen Baker

Neurochem. Res. Unit

Mechanisms of action and metabolism of antidepressant/antipanic and neuroprotective drugs

Klaus Ballanyi

Physiology & Pediatrics

Neuromodulation in perinatal motor networks

Christian Beaulieu

Biomedical Engineering

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Neurological Disorders

Francois Bolduc

Pediatric Neurology

Neurogenetics of memory and mental retardation

Carol Boliek

Speech Pathology and Audiology

Developmental speech motor control in infants with and without neuromotor deficits

Robert Campbell


Development of genetically encoded fluorescent probes for imaging of neural activity

Jeremy Caplan


Human memory—the cognitive processes by which we remember things and how these are implemented in the brain

K. Ming Chan

Physical Med/Rehab.

Decline in the human neuromuscular system in aging and disese and their response to therapeutic interventions

Craig Chapman

Physical Education and Recreation

Analyzing actions in complex environments and understanding them as the observable component of human cognition

Fred Colbourne


Neuroprotection and promoting recovery after ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke

David Collins

Physical Education and Recreation

Neural Control of Human Movement

William F. Colmers


Neuromodulation in the CNS

Clayton Dickson


Cellular & Circuit Neurophysiology of Medial Temporal Lobe Structures

Roger Dixon


Neurocognitive Aspects of Aging, Impairment, and Alzheimer's Disease

Karim Fouad

Rehab. Medicine

Promoting axonal regeneration and functional recovery after spinal cord injury

Esther Fujiwara


Interactions of coping style, memory and forgetting

Greg Funk

Physiology / Pediatrics

Neurophysiology, specifically basic mechanisms of rhythm generation, neuronal information processing and signal transduction within developing respiratory networks

Fabrizio Giuliani


Neuroimmunology & Neurodegeneration

Monica Gorassini

Biomedical Engineering

Role of neuronal growth and general plasticity in the recovery of motor function after spinal cord injury

Simon Gosgnach


Development of spinal locomotor circuits

Andy Greenshaw


Psychotherapeutic drug action

Steve Harvey


Growth Hormone: Neural RegulationGrowth Hormone: A Neuropeptide?

Alan Hudson


The roles of receptors in the brain that regulate monoamine release and turnover, in relation to mood disorders

Peter Hurd


Aggressive behaviour, and the influence of sexual differentiation on brain and behaviour

Kelvin Jones

Physical Education & Recreation

Clinical & Theoretical Neuroscience Laboratory

Sanjay Kalra

Neurology & Biomedical Engineering

ALS and other motor neuron disorders, cognitive impairment in ALS, development and application of magnetic resonance spectroscopy and other imaging techniques

Satyabrata Kar


Role of beta-amyloid peptides and insulin-like growth factors in the regulation of central cholinergic functions and their relevance to Alzheimer's disease pathology

Bradley Kerr

Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Cellular mechanisms of chronic pain

Joanne Lemieux
Understanding the role of intramembrane proteases in neurodegenerative disease

Nikolai Malykhin

Biomedical Engineering

Limbic System

Wayne Martin


Pathophysiology and treatment of neurodegenerative disease

John Misiaszek

Occupational Therapy

Neural control of walking and dynamic equilibrium

Vivian Mushahwar

Cell Biology

Rehabilitation Engineering for Restoring Motor Function

Silvia Pagliardini


In vivo physiology of respiratory networks

Dave Pilgrim

Biological Sciences /Cell Biology

Molecular analysis of nervous system development in model systems

Elena Posse de Chaves


Understanding the role of lipids and lipoproteins in neuronal survival in health and disease

Yves Sauve


Functional assessment of degeneration and therapies in the visual system

Ashfaq Shuaib


Mechanisms of cerebral ischemia: Study of global and focal models in small laboratory models

Zaeem Siddiqi


Myasthenia gravis and critical illness peripheral neuropathy

Valerie Sim


Prion Disease

Anthony Singhal


Psychophysiology and functional neuroimaging of human attention, memory and visuomotor control

Simonetta Sipione


Molecular mechanisms in Huntington's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders

Peter Smith


Electrophysiology of neuropathic pain

Dick Stein


Control of movements in normal and pathological conditions


Neuroethology of Songbird Acoustic Communication

Kathryn Todd


Investigations of multiple mechanisms leading to acute and degenerative neuronal cell death

Dallas Treit


Neural mechanisms of anxiety

Amy Tse


Regulation of calcium signals and exocytosis

Fred Tse


Biophysics of exocytosis

Andrew Waskiewicz

Biological Sciences

Using the zebrafish hindbrain and retina as models to study the transcriptional mechanisms that specify anterior-posterior neuronal identity

Rachel Wevrick

Medical Genetics

Genetics of brain development and obesity; Prader-Willi Syndrome

Sandra Wiebe


Development of executive control, emotion regulation and their neural substrates in early childhood

Ian Winship


Imaging and augmenting endogenous neuroprotective and neuroplastic responses to stroke

Doug Wylie


Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of Visual Systems

Jaynie Yang

Physical Therapy

Neural control of walking in humans