The mission of the Neuroscience Research Group is to understand how the nervous system develops and functions and how it is modified by injury, disease, genetics and environmental factors.
The LSI research group includes investigators that study different levels of neural organization:
This promotes highly collaborative and multi-faceted approaches to solving significant challenging problems in the neuroscience field.
Together, we train a new generation of neuroscientists in state-of-the-art techniques and technologies, and prepare them for careers in both basic and clinical neuroscience research.
Members of the Neuroscience Research Group are also affiliated with the Brain Research Centre (BRC), a group of over 100 neuroscience investigators from different departments and faculties throughout British Columbia. The BRC provides a wealth of scientific expertise and the opportunity for collaborations.
Specific Processes and Diseases Studies by Members of the Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Group:
- Neural Development: Allan, Auld, Bamji, Gordon, Moukhles, Naus, O’Connor, Roskams
- Neural Control of Behaviour: Allan, Bamji, Gordon, Weinberg, Viau
- Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Disease including:
- Schizophrenia: Allan, Bamji, O’Connor
- Alzheimer’s Disease: Allan, Bamji
- Stress: Weinberg, Viau
- Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Weinberg
- Brain tumors: Naus
- Nervous system homeostasis: Auld, Moukhles
- Neuroprotection and Repair of the Nervous System: Auld,O’Connor, Roskams, Naus