Members

Faculty Members

Name

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 Epilepsy and epilepsy surgery, electroencephalography, biological signal processing, machine learning applied to EEG and MRI  
Judd Aiken Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science Biomarkers of aging and prion disease, mtDNA in aging, prions in the environment  

Katherine Aitchison

Psychiatry

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's disease

 
Keith Aronyk Neurosurgery Pediatric surgery   
Fang Ba
Neurology
Deep brain stimulation for movement disorders.  

Glen Baker

Psychiatry

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    

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
Neurology
Atrial fibrillation, computer vision, diagnostics, machine learning, stroke  
Miguel Bussiere Neurology    

Ken Butcher

Neurology

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

 
Suzette Bremault-Phillips
     

Richard Camicioli

Neurology

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

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

Jeremy Caplan

Psychology

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

Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation 

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

 
Pierre Chue Psychiatry
 

Fred Colbourne

Psychology

Neuroprotection and promoting recovery after ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke

 

Dave Collins

Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation 

Neural control of human movement

 

William F. Colmers

Pharmacology

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

Psychology

Cellular & circuit neurophysiology of medial temporal lobe structures

 

Roger Dixon

Psychology

Neurocognitive aspects of aging, impairment, and Alzheimer's disease

 
Kathryn Dong Emergency Medicine    
Maryana Duchcherer Psychiatry    

Serdar Dursun

Psychiatry

Molecular neuroscience of behavioural and neuroanatomical correlates of psychoses

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

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

Psychiatry

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

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

Fabrizio Giuliani

Neurology

Neuroimmunology and neurodegeneration

 

Monica Gorassini

Biomedical Engineering

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

 

Simon Gosgnach

Physiology

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

Psychiatry

Psychotherapeutic drug action

 

John Greer

Physiology

Mammalian developmental neurobiology

 
Donald Gross Neurology    

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

Physiology

Growth hormone, neural regulation growth hormone

 
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

 
Chester Ho Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Spinal cord injury: health service delivery and management of complications following injury

 
Bill Hodgetts
     

Peter Hurd

Psychology

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

 
Wasif Hussain Neurology    
Maria Ioannou Physiology Cellular mechanisms of neuron-glia communication in health and disease  
Jesse Jackson Physiology Organization and function of neural circuits in the neocortex  
Juhani Järvikivi
Linguistics
Language and cognition, development of language processing in children
 

Jack Jhamandas

Neurology

Central autonomic regulation and neurodegeneration

 
Glen Jickling Neurology Vascular neurology: ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke  
Wendy Johnston
Neurology
   

Kelvin Jones

Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation 

Clinical & Theoretical Neuroscience Laboratory

 
Olivier Julien  Biochemistry Protease proteomics  

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

Psychiatry

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
Neurology
   

Esther Kim

Rehabilitation Medicine

Treatment-induced neuroplasticity in aphasia

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

Ada 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

Anatomy

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

 
Torrey Loucks Communication Sciences and Disorders Stuttering  

Jian-Qiang Lu

Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

CNS tumors, neurodegenerative and neuroinflammatory diseases

 

Nikolai Malykhin

Biomedical Engineering

Limbic system

 

Brian Maraj

Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation 

Perceptual motor behaviour in Down Syndrome and other special populations

 

Wayne Martin

Neurology

Pathophysiology and treatment of neurodegenerative disease

 

Kyle Mathewson 

Psychology 

Psychophysiology of attention, perception, and performance

 
Jennifer McCombe
Neurology
   

Marek Michalak

Biochemistry

Protein quality control and misfolded protein diseases

 
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 Molecular chaperones  
Janis Miyasaki
Neurology
Palliative care, Parkinson's disease  
Sue-Ann Mok Biochemistry Biochemistry  

Vivian Mushahwar

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation engineering for restoring motor function

 
Amanda Newton Pediatrics Pediatric mental health  

Peter Nguyen

Physiology

Mechanisms of hippocampal synaptic plasticity

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

Silvia Pagliardini

Physiology

In vivo physiology of respiratory networks

 
Cecile Phan
Neurology
   

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

Pharmacology

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

 

Chris Power

Medicine/MMI

Neurovirology and neuroimmunology of the CNS and PNS

 

Arthur Prochazka

Physiology

Sensory control of movement

 
Scot Purdon Psychiatry Neuropsychology, cognition research, particularly in psychoses  

Ted Putman

Kinesiology, Sport and 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    

Francois Roy 

Surgery

   
Brian Rowe Emergency Medicine Allergy, atrial fibrillation, influenza, screening and detection  
Tejas Sankar Neurosurgery Neurosurgery, Alzheimer's disease, depression, movement disorders  
Maher Saqqur
Neurology Stroke  

Yves Sauve

Physiology

Functional assessment of degeneration and therapies in the visual system

 
Laura M Schmitt Laboratory Medicine and Pathology Neuroimmunology, with a special interest in multiple sclerosis and Epilepsy; Hypoxic-ischemic injury  

Ashfaq Shuaib

Neurology

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

 

Zaeem Siddiqi

Neurology

Myasthenia gravis and critical illness peripheral neuropathy

 
Muzaffar Siddiqui
Neurology    

Peter Silverstone

Psychiatry

Underlying mechanism of action in bipolar disorder

 

Valerie Sim

Neurology

Prion disease

 

Thomas Simmen

Cell Biology

Basic cell biology of neurodegeneration and neuroinflammation

 

Anthony Singhal

Psychology

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

 

Simonetta Sipione

Pharmacology

Molecular mechanisms in Huntington's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders

 
Sudhakar Sivapalan Psychiatry    

Peter Smith

Pharmacology

Electrophysiology of neuropathic pain

 
Penny Smyth
Neurology Multiple sclerosis  
Craig Stenback
     
Trevor Steve Neurology High resolution MRI of hippocampal subfields in epilepsy  

Chris Striemer

Psychology
MacEwan University 

The cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology of attention and visuomotor control

 

Christopher Sturdy

Psychology

Neuroethology of songbird acoustic communication

 
Robert Stobbe
     

Oksana Suchowersky

Neurology

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 Taylor Pharmacology Chronic pain  

Kathryn Todd

Psychiatry

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

 

Dallas Treit

Psychology

Neural mechanisms of anxiety

 

Amy Tse

Pharmacology

Regulation of calcium signals and exocytosis

 

Fred Tse

Pharmacology

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 Biomarkers, biomedical research, neuro-oncology, translational research  

Albert Vette

Mechanical Engineering

Neuromechanics of human balance and movement: fundamentals and rehabilitation

 
Anastasia Voronova Medical Genetics Autism, brain development, brain regeneration, multiple sclerosis, schizophrenia  

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

Anatomy

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

Psychology

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

 
Cameron Wild Psychiatry Psychosocial aspects of addiction and mental health  
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

Psychiatry

Imaging and augmenting endogenous neuroprotective and neuroplastic responses to stroke

 

Jerome Yager

Pediatric Neurology

Perinatal brain research

 
Herbert Yang Computing Science Computer vision and multimedia communications  

Jaynie Yang

Physical Therapy

Neural control of walking in humans

 

Toshifumi Yokota

Medical Genetics

Molecular mechanisms of neuromuscular diseases and antisense therapeutics

 

Jessica Yue

Physiology

Brain mechanisms regulating glucose and lipid metabolism in diabetes and obesity

 

Doug Zochodne

Neurology

Peripheral neurobiology-biology and disease of the peripheral nervous system

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