François Tremblay

BSc, PhD; Professor; Major appointment in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences; Cross-appointed to Physiology and Biophysics, Faculty of Medicine


Phone: (902) 470-8326
Mailing Address: 
IWK Health Centre
5850 University Avenue, 6th Floor
P.O.Box 9700, Halifax, NS
B3K 6R8

Clinical Appointments

  • Manager, Electrophysiologist, IWK Health Centre Visual Electrodiagnosis Unit


  • B.Sc., Biological Sciences, Université de Montréal, 1979
  • Ph.D., Biological Sciences, Neurophysiology, Université de Montréal, 1985
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Psychology, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, 1987

Current Teaching

  • Contributing to VISC 5010, 5031, 5210 and 5222

Research Interests & Activities

Dr. Tremblay is an electrophysiologist with a very active research program that spans basic science and clinical investigation. As a member of Dalhousie’s Retina and Optic Nerve Research Lab ( he has lab space on the 15th floor of the Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building (across the street from the hospital) where he pursues his interests in the neurobiology of the vertebrate retina, neuroprotection and neutraceutics. To investigate applicability of these results to humans, Dr. Tremblay extends these basic science investigations to include clinical studies though his work at the IWK Health Centre and membership in the Pediatric Vision Science Research Group. His broad clinical interests include clinical electrodiagnostic investigations of vision and the pathophysiology of inherited retinal diseases. Dr. Tremblay is an excellent example of the benefits of integrating basic and clinical pursuits, and the success of this strategy is evident in his excellent publication record and ability to attract funding from many sources.