It is estimated that within the next 20 years, neurodegenerative and psychiatric disease will become the leading cause of death and disability in Canada. Members of the Neuroscience Research Group in the Life Sciences Institute are dedicated to furthering our understanding of how the nervous system develops and functions and how it is modified by injury and disease as well as by genetic and environmental factors. Together, we endeavor to understand the fundamentals of nervous system development and to identify the underlying causes of neurological conditions including Alzheimer’s disease, Schizophrenia, Stroke, Stress, Brain Tumours and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Our combined research is aimed at the development of future therapeutic applications for treatment of these disorders.

Douglas Allan    Shernaz Bamji    Mark Cembrowski   James Johnson  Hakima Moukhles   Christian Naus    Timothy O’Connor    Victor Viau    Joanne Weinberg