Supporting molecular and cellular neuroscience research

At the Department of Medical Neuroscience, we’re dedicated to supporting molecular and cellular neuroscience research. We place particular emphasis on projects that aim to identify, treat and cure diseases of the nervous system.

As a department, we encourage and support the activities of our dedicated research teams—which are led by internationally experienced researchers and offer excellent educational opportunities for master's and PhD students.

Our work

Our respected medical neuroscientists and graduate students have made a significant impact in a number of areas, including:

  • Brain imaging
  • Sensory motor control
  • Neural development
  • Neuromuscular development and repair
  • Brain tumor research
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Psychiatric disorders
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS)
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Epilepsy
  • Vision
  • Pain
  • Sleep

Research Collaborations

Dalhousie’s medical building connects with the Life Sciences Research Institute, home to a number of research labs and the Brain Repair Centre (BRC).

Many of our principal faculty form research collaborations within the BRC, including clusters on:

  • Impaired Motor Function – Atlantic Mobility Action Project (AMAP)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury - Traumatic Brain Injury Research Partnership (TBIRP)
  • Aging Brain & Neurodegeneration
  • Neurodevelopment
  • Mental Health