Dynamic Brain Circuits in Health and Disease Research Excellence Cluster

A fundamental challenge within Neuroscience is to understand behaviour through connectomics, a knowledge of molecular and cellular information mapped onto the pathways that connect brain cells together. A central focus for neuroscientists at UBC is the study of brain connections, including their dynamic changes during normal development and learning and how these connections become dysfunctional in neuropsychiatric disease.


Affiliated UBC Faculty & Postdocs

Name Role Research Interests
Bamji, Shernaz Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) synapse biology; primary neuronal cultures; transgenic mouse models; neurodevelopmental disease
Boyd, Lara Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Plasticity / Neuronal Regeneration; Stroke; Learning and Memory; Physiology; Motor learning; Motor System; Learning; Neurophysiology
Cembrowski, Mark Steven Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Molecular neuroscience; Mathematical modelling and simulation; Mechanisms of memory in the brain; Anxiety; Big Data; Bioinformatics; Cell types; Computation; CRISPR-Cas9; Fear; Genetics; modeling; Neural circuits; neuroscience; Neuroscience of memory; PTSD; RNAseq
Craig, Ann Marie Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Excitatory and inhibitory synapses, Synapse development and plasticity, Synapse organizing proteins, Neurotransmitter receptors, Autism and schizophrenia
Cripton, Peter Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Trauma / Injuries; Cranio-Encephalic and Spinal Cord Trauma; Mechanical Systems; Spinal cord injury; neurotrauma; Traumatic Brain Injury; biomechanics; injury prevention; hip fracture; spine biomechanics
Haas, Kurt Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Plasticity / Neuronal Regeneration; Neurological Diseases; Genetics of Neurological and Psychiatric Diseases; Neuronal and Synaptic Activity; Neuronal Systems; Neuronal Modeling; Neuronal Communication and Neurotransmission; Autism; Epilepsy; Synaptic Plasticity; Dendritogenesis; Brain Circuit Development; Neurodevelopmental disorders; Neuronal Computation
Mackenzie, Ian Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Alzheimer's Disease
MacVicar, Brian Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Brain Research, epilepsy, astrocyte, glia, dendrites, synapse, imaging, two photon laser scanning microscopy, neurophysiology, Role of calcium, regulation of neurons, cell death
McKeown, Martin Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Parkinson's Disease; novel treatments for Parkinson's; Monitoring Parkinson's; Brain Stimulation; Biomedical Engineering
Murphy, Timothy Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Neuronal Systems; brain imaging; stroke; depression; Autism
Pavlidis, Paul Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Basic medicine and life sciences; genomics; Bioinformatics; cellular and molecular neuroscience; Genetics; disorders of the nervous system
Phillips, Anthony Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Addictions Psychiatry, Basic Neurosciences
Raymond, Lynn Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Huntington's Disease
Roskams, Angela Jane Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Alzheimer's, cellular development, degeneration and regeneration in the olfactory system
Rossi, Fabio Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Stem Cell Regenerative Medicine blood, Stem cells, regeneration, gene therapy, control of cell fate
Seamans, Jeremy Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Schizophrenia, attention deficit disorder and addiction
Snutch, Terrance Preston Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Molecular and genetic analysis of the nervous system
Snyder, Jason Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) plasticity, learning, memory, stress, mental health, emotional behaviour
Sossi, Vesna Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Medical Imaging, Brain imaging
Stoessl, A Jonathan Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Parkinson's disease
Tetzlaff, Wolfram Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Neural development and regeneration
Vila-Rodriguez, Fidel Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Brain stimulation Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) Theta-bust stimulation (TBS) Magnetic Seizure Therapy (MST) Depression Psychosis Schizophrenia
Wang, Yu Tian Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Learning and memory, stroke
Wellington, Cheryl Lea Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Alzheimer's Disease; Neurodegenerative Diseases; Trauma / Injuries; Lipid/Lipoprotein analysis; Structural Tissue Engineering / Biomaterials; Traumatic Brain Injury; Tissue Engineering; Biomarkers; drug discovery; Apolipoprotein E; Cerebrovascular function
Winstanley, Catharine Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Neuronal Systems; Mental Health and Society; Neuropharmacology; Trauma / Injuries; Behavioural neuroscience; Gambling disorder; Addiction; decision making; Impulsivity; Traumatic Brain Injury
Woodward, Todd Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Cognitive neuropsychiatry and functional neuroimaging