Faculty Members


Department Or Division

Research Interests

Daniel Aalto  Communication Sciences and Disorders  Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Oral Structures and Functions 
Vincent Agyapong Psychiatry Contributing to the development of Ultramodern, multidisciplinary, recovery focused, community based mental health services
Syed Nizam Ahmed Neurology Neurology
Judd Aiken Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science Biomarkers of Aging and Prion Disease; mtDNA in aging; Prions in the environment

Katherine Aitchison


Gene-environment interactions, pharmacogenomics, addictions, psychiatric genetics

Declan Ali

Biological Sciences

Developmental roles of signal transduction mechanisms associated with receptors and synapses

Ted Allison

Biological Sciences / Medical Genetics

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

Keith Aronyk Neurosurgery Pediatric Surgery 
Fang Ba

Glen Baker


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

Dave Bennett

Biomedical Engineering

Neuronal plasticity and regeneration after spinal cord injury

Gregg Blevins
Neurology Neurology

Francois Bolduc

Pediatric Neurology

Genetics of memory and intellectual disability

Carol Boliek

Speech Pathology and Audiology

Activity-dependent neuroplasticity of speech motor control in children and adults

Brian Buck
Miguel Bussiere Neurology Neurology

Ken Butcher


Cerebral perfusion imaging in acute ischemic stroke and acute intracerebral hemorrhage management

Richard Camicioli


Prediction and treatment of dementia and motor decline in high risk populations including people with Parkinson's disease, cerebrovascular disease and genetic risk fac

Bo Cao Psychiatry Diagnoses and treatment outcomes of mental disorders using artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques 

Jeremy Caplan


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

Joseph Casey Biochemistry Membrane transport
Allen Chan Psychiatry Optical imaging of neural circuits and brain networks in neuropsychiatric disorders

K. Ming Chan

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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

Pierre Chue Psychiatry

Fred Colbourne


Neuroprotection and promoting recovery after ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke

Dave Collins

Physical Education and Recreation

Neural Control of Human Movement

William F. Colmers


Neuromodulation in the CNS

Ivor Cribben

Finance and Statistical Analysis

Time series analysis, graphical models and high-dimensional statistical methods with applications to neuroscience data and neuroeconomics 

Jacqueline Cummine

Speech Pathology & Audiology

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Basic Language Processes

Maria Cutumisu Educational Psychology Design, implementation and evaluation of interactive learning technologies
Sumit Das Laboratory Medicine and Pathology  

Bruce Dick

Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

Cognitive deficits in individuals with chronic pain, pain in children, imaging the effects of chronic pain using event-related potentials (ERPs) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)

Clayton Dickson


Cellular & Circuit Neurophysiology of Medial Temporal Lobe Structures

Roger Dixon


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

Kathryn Dong Emergency Medicine  
Maryana Duchcherer Psychiatry  

Serdar Dursun


Molecular Neuroscience of behavioural and neuroanatomical correlates of psychoses

David Eisenstat Pediatrics and Medical Genetics Interface between cancer and development
George Elleker

Patrick Flood

School of Dentistry

How immune cells are activated and regulated within the Central Nervous System (CNS)

Karim Fouad

Rehabilitation Medicine

Promoting axonal regeneration and functional recovery after spinal cord injury

Esther Fujiwara


Interactions of coping style, memory and forgetting

Dorcas Fulton

Greg Funk

Physiology / Pediatrics

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

Alona Fyshe Computing Science Neuroscience of language understanding, machine learning, computational linguistics

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

Shaun Gray

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation strategies and outcomes in acquired brain injury as well as the mechanisms of long-term recovery from acquired brain injury 

Andy Greenshaw


Psychotherapeutic drug action

John Greer


Mammalian developmental neurobiology

Donald Gross Neurology Neurology
Mohamad Hamadeh

Trevor Hamilton

Psychology (Grant MacEwan University)

Neural Mechanisms of Learning and Memory

Chris Hanstock Biomedical Engineering In vivo NMR studies of tissue metabolism

Steve Harvey


Growth Hormone: Neural RegulationGrowth Hormone: A Neuropeptide?

Dana Hayward Psychology Typical and atypical social cognition, measured through lab-based and real-world investigations

Jacqueline Hebert

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Bionic Limbs for Improved Natural Control - BLINC

Kathy Hegadoren


Psychological and neuroendocrine factors involved in vulnerability of women to depression and in treatment response to antidepressant therapies

Chester Ho Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation  

Peter Hurd


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

Wasif Hussain Neurology Neurologist
Jesse Jackson Physiology Organization and function of neural circuits in the neocortex
Juhani Järvikivi
Language and cognition, development of language processing in children

Jack Jhamandas


Central autonomic regulation and neurodegeneration

Glen Jickling Neurology Neurology
Wendy Johnston

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 advanced magnetic resonance 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 & Pain Medicine

Cellular mechanisms of chronic pain

Khurshid Khan

Esther Kim

Rehabilitation Medicine

Treatment-induced neuroplasticity in aphasia

Harley Kurata Pharmacology  
Ordan Lehmann
Ophthamology and Medical Genetics
Mutations and chromosomal anomalies affects on eye development and visual function
Joanne Lemieux
Understanding the role of intramembrane proteases in neurodegenerative disease

Ada Wing Sze Leung

Occupational Therapy

Functional neuroimaging of auditory working memory and executive function

Xin-min Li Psychiatry
Examining the role of white matter damage in psychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases

Daniel Livy


The effect of fetal alcohol and nicotine exposure on the development of the brain

Torrey Loucks Communication Sciences and Disorders Research Chair in Stuttering

Jian-Qiang Lu

Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

CNS tumors, neurodegenerative and neuroinflammatory diseases

Nikolai Malykhin

Biomedical Engineering

Limbic System

Brian Maraj

Physical Education & Recreation

Perceptual motor behaviour in Down Syndrome and other special populations

Wayne Martin


Pathophysiology and treatment of neurodegenerative disease

Kyle Elliott Mathewson 


Psychophysiology of attention, perception, and performance

Jennifer McCombe
Georgia McFall Psychology Biomedical and genetic factors in neurocognitive aging and dementia

Marek Michalak


Protein Quality Control and Misfolded Protein Diseases

Marnie Mckay Nursing  
Debbie McKenzie Biological Sciences Prion Disease Strain Selection and Adaptation; Chronic Wasting Disease; Cellular Tropism of Prions

John Misiaszek

Occupational Therapy

Neural control of walking and dynamic equilibrium

Nicholas Mitchell Psychiatry  
Janis Miyasaki
Sue-Ann Mok Biochemistry Biochemistry

Vivian Mushahwar

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation Engineering for Restoring Motor Function

Amanda Newton Pediatrics  

Peter Nguyen


Mechanisms of hippocampal synaptic plasticity

Tom Nowacki
Michael Overduin Biochemistry Alzheimer's and prion disease driver structural biology, ligand interactions, and post-translational regulation

Silvia Pagliardini


In vivo physiology of respiratory networks

Cecile Phan

Dave Pilgrim

Biological Sciences /Cell Biology

Molecular analysis of nervous system development in model systems

Jason Plemel Neurology Cellular mechanisms of white matter injury and regeneration

Elena Posse de Chaves


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

Chris Power


Neurovirology and Neuroimmunology of the CNS and PNS

Arthur Prochazka


Sensory control of movement

Jeffrey Pugh


Clinical outcomes and treatment of hydrocephalus, spina bifida, tethered spinal cord syndrome, and Chiari malformations

Scott Purdon Psychiatry Neuropsychology; cognition research, particularly in psychoses

Ted Putman

Physical Education & Recreation

Skeletal Muscle Plasticity

Carmen Rasmussen

Pediatric Neuroscience

Pediatric Neuroscience

Lawrence Richer Pediatrics
Development and evaluation of better therapeutic strategies for children with acute neurological disorders including headache, migraine, mild brain injury, and autonomic dysfunction.
Kay Rittenbach Psychiatry  
Ted Roberts
Neurology Neurology

Francois Roy 


Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring and human motor control

Brian Rowe Emergency Medicine  
Tejas Sankar Neurosurgery Neurosurgery
Maher Saqqur
Neurology Neurology

Yves Sauve


Functional assessment of degeneration and therapies in the visual system

Laura M Schmitt Laboratory Medicine and Pathology Neuropathologist & Neuropathology Rotation Director

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

Muzaffar Siddiqui
Neurology Neurology

Peter Silverstone


Underlying mechanism of action in bipolar disorder

Valerie Sim


Prion Disease

Thomas Simmen

Cell Biology

Basic cell biology of neurodegeneration and neuroinflammation

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

Sudhakar Sivapalan Psychiatry  

Peter Smith


Electrophysiology of neuropathic pain

Penny Smyth
Neurology Neurology
Trevor Steve  Neurology  High resolution MRI of hippocampal subfields in Epilepsy.

Chris Striemer

MacEwan University 

The cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology of attention and visuomotor control

Christopher Sturdy


Neuroethology of Songbird Acoustic Communication

Oksana Suchowersky


Diagnosis, gene identification, and treatment of hereditary neurodegenerative disorders

Rich Sutton

Computing Science

Computational models of learning, prediction, control, and decision making in laboratory models and machines

Qiumin Tan Cell Biology Neurodevelopmental disorders (intellectual disabilities, autism, and ADHD)
Anna M.W. Taylor Pharmacology  

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

Benjamin Tucker Linguistics
Cognitive structure and models of speech comprehension and production
Liana Urichuk Psychiatry  
Frank van Landeghem Laboratory Medicine and Pathology Neuropathology

Albert Vette

Mechanical Engineering

Neuromechanics of human balance and movement: Fundamentals and rehabilitation

Anastasia Voronova Medical Genetics Medical Genetics

Andrew Waskiewicz

Biological Sciences

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

Christine Webber


Nerve Regeneration and Axon Guidance

David Westaway

Centre for Prions and Protein Folding Diseases

Biology and Pathobiology of CNS amyloid precursor proteins

Chris Westbury Psychology
Cognitive structure and neurological underpinnings of language

Rachel Wevrick

Medical Genetics

Genetics of brain development and obesity; Prader-Willi Syndrome

Matt Wheatley Neurosurgery  

Sandra Wiebe


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

Cameron Wild Psychiatry  
Holger Wille Biochemistry and Centre for Prions and Protein Folding Diseases Proteins and Neurodegenerative Diseases 
Alan Wilman Biomedical Engineering High field imaging, susceptibility mapping, angiography

Ian Winship


Imaging and augmenting endogenous neuroprotective and neuroplastic responses to stroke

Doug Wylie


Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of Visual Systems

Jerome Yager

Pediatric Neurology

Perinatal Brain Research

Herbert Yang Computing Science  

Jaynie Yang

Physical Therapy

Neural control of walking in humans

Toshifumi Yokota

Medical Genetics

Molecular Mechanisms of Neuromuscular Diseases and Antisense Therapeutics

Jessica Yue


Brain mechanisms regulating glucose and lipid metabolism in diabetes and obesity

Doug Zochodne


Peripheral neurobiology-biology and disease of the peripheral nervous system

Lonnie Zwaigenbaum Pediatrics  
David Zygun Critical Care Medicine Clinical, epidemiological, and translational issues relating to neurocritical care, particularly central nervous system injury and infection.