Division of Neurology

The Division of Neurology is the largest division within the Department of Medicine, with major teaching, research and clinical activities at Vancouver General Hospital, UBC Hospital, and St. Paul’s Hospital. It is nationally and internationally recognized for its clinical and research programs in multiple sclerosis, neurodegenerative disorders including dementias, motor neuronal disease, Parkinson’s disease, and stroke.

The Division of Neurology is consistently successful in obtaining peer reviewed grant funding from agencies in Canada and internationally. Divisional members make important contributions to both basic neuroscience and clinical neurological literature.


Research Supervisors

Name Research Interests
Barton, Jason face perception, object recognition, eye movements, higher visual function, Human vision and eye movement
Benavente, Oscar Acute Stroke Trials, Secondary stroke prevention
Cashman, Neil prion disease, bovine spongiform encephalopathy, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, protein misfolding diseases, Alzheimer's
Cresswell, Silke Functional imaging (PETand fMRI) in Parkinson
Doudet, Doris Brain imaging, mood disorders, stimulation therapies, Parkinson's disease
Field, Thalia stroke; Clinical trials; cerebral venous thrombosis; outcomes; cognition; Machine Learning
Hsiung, Ging-Yuek Robin Dementia, Cognitive and Behavioural Neurology, Neurodegeneration, Alzheimer Disease, Frontotemporal Dementia, Music Therapy in Dementia, Genetics of Dementia, Dementia Clinical Trials
Illes, Judy Ethics and Health; Ethics, Law and Responsibilities; Neurological Diseases; Biomedical Ethics; Aging and dementia; Neurodevelopmental disorders; Brain Injury; Stem Cells; Neurotechnology; Neuroethics
Kastrukoff, Lorne MS; human immunology and multiple sclerosis particularly T-cell responses and most recently NK or natural killer cell responses
Kolind, Shannon Medical physics; Neurosciences, biological and chemical aspects; Neurosciences, medical and physiological and health aspects; brain; Imaging; MRI; medical physics; multiple sclerosis; myelin; Neurological Disease; spinal cord
McKeown, Martin Parkinson's Disease; novel treatments for Parkinson's; Monitoring Parkinson's; Brain Stimulation; Biomedical Engineering
Nygaard, Haakon potential role for anti-convulsant drugs in treating Alzheimers disease, which have shown promise in preclinical models of the disease
Pelech, Steven Daniel Cell Signaling; Neurological Diseases; Cell Signaling and Cancer; Cellular Differentiation; Cellular Division; Enzymes and Proteins; Functional and Structural Proteomics; Genomics and Proteomics; Proteomics; Bioinformatics; Diabetes; Alzheimer's Disease; Parkinson's Disease; Neuronal Communication and Neurotransmission; Protein Microarrays; Protein Kinases; Protein Phosphatases; Protein phosphorylation; Mitosis; Meiosis; Cell signalling; Signal transduction
Pettersen, Jacqueline memory; impact of small vessel disease on cognition; role of cerebrovascular disease in Alzheimer
Robillard, Julie New Technology and Social Impacts; Social Aspects of Aging; Health Care Technologies; Mental Health and Society; Patient experience/patient engagement; eHealth; Assistive technology; Neuroethics; Brain health technology; Artificial Intelligence; Dementia; mental health
Stoessl, A Jonathan Parkinson's disease
Traboulsee, Tony Neurosciences, biological and chemical aspects; Neurosciences, medical and physiological and health aspects; Imaging; magnetic resonance imaging; multiple sclerosis; neuromyelitls optica (NMO)
Tremlett, Helen Epidemiology (except nutritional and veterinary epidemiology); multiple sclerosis; Neuroepidemiology; Pharmacoepidemiology; prodrome,; Drug safety and effectiveness; Pharmacogenomics; comorbidities; health administrative data; Gut microbiome
Wang, Yu Tian Learning and memory, stroke

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