Scientists and Investigators

The Neuroscience Program includes 20 Scientists and 33 Investigators, along with their research trainees and staff. Scientists typically devote more than 75 percent of their time to research, while Investigators typically devote five to 50 percent of their time to research. Please see our scientific appointment categories for more information.

Program Director: Dr. Michael Schlossmacher

Scientists in the Neuroscience Program
Name Scientific appointment Diseases, conditions and populations of interest Research and clinical approaches
Albert, Paul
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Neuroscience)
Vascular cognitive impairment, Anxiety, Depression, Intellectual disabilities, Parkinson's, Schizophrenia, Stroke, SuicideEpigenetics, Exercise, Gene expression, Translational research, Disease models, Epigenetics, Genetics, Imaging, Molecular and cellular biology, Optogenetics, Transgenic/knockout models
AlKherayf, Fahad
MD
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Bergeron, Richard
MD, PhD, FRCPC
Senior Scientist
(Neuroscience)
Alzheimer's, StrokeImaging
Chen, Hsiao-Huei
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Neuroscience)
Autism, Depression, Alzheimer's, Alzheimer's, Anxiety, Diabetes, Obesity, Schizophrenia, Stroke, Vascular, heart and metabolic diseaseDisease models, Gene expression, Optogenetics, Transgenic/knockout models, Basic research, Molecular and cellular biology, Translational research
Colavita, Antonio
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Neuroscience)
Spinal cord injuryGenetics, Model organisms, Molecular and cellular biology
Dowlatshahi, Dariush
MD PhD FRCP(C)
Senior Scientist
(Neuroscience)
Subarachnoid hemorrhage, StrokeClinical trials, Digital and mobile health, Rehabilitation, Epidemiology
Freedman, Mark
HBSc, MSc, MD, CSPQ, FAAN, FRCPC
Senior Scientist
(Neuroscience)
Multiple sclerosisCell therapy, Clinical research, Regenerative medicine, Clinical trials
Grimes, David
MD, FRCPC
Associate Scientist
(Neuroscience)
Huntington's, Parkinson'sClinical research, Clinical trials, Patient decision aids
Lacoste, Baptiste
PhD
Scientist
(Neuroscience)
Dementia, Stroke, Vascular cognitive impairment, Autism, Stroke, Vascular cognitive impairmentBasic research, Disease models, Gene expression, Genomics, Stem cells, Genetics, Imaging, Model organisms, Molecular and cellular biology, Transgenic/knockout models
Lochmuller, Hanns
MD/PhD
Associate Scientist
(Neuroscience)
Mestre, Tiago
MSc MD
Associate Scientist
(Neuroscience)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Huntington's, Parkinson'sClinical trials, Imaging
Ngsee, John
Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
(Neuroscience)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Dementia, Parkinson'sCell therapy, Drug development, Model organisms, Molecular and cellular biology
Sachs, Adam
MD, MA, FRCSC
Associate Scientist
(Neuroscience)
Parkinson'sClinical trials, Imaging, Neuro-stimulation, Surgery
Schlossmacher, Michael
MD, DABPN, FRCPC
Program Director and
Senior Scientist
(Neuroscience)
Aging, Brain and neuromuscular disease, Chronic disease, Crohn's, Dementia, Inflammatory bowel syndrome, Dementia, Parkinson'sBasic research, Biomarkers, Cohort studies, Disease models, Drug development, Genetics, Lipidomics, Molecular and cellular biology, Proteomics, Risk assessment, Transgenic/knockout models, Translational research
Shamy, Michel
MD MA FRCPC
Associate Scientist
(Neuroscience)
StrokeClinical trials, Imaging
Tiberi, Mario
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Neuroscience)
Parkinson's, Schizophrenia, StrokeBasic research, Drug development, Molecular and cellular biology, Proteomics, Translational research
Tsai, Eve
MD, PhD, FRCSC, CIP
Associate Scientist
(Neuroscience)
Brain and neuromuscular disease, Cancer, Spinal cord injuryBiomaterials, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Imaging, Molecular and cellular biology, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Translational research
Tsilfidis, Catherine
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Neuroscience)
Vision, Retinal disease, GlaucomaMolecular and cellular biology, Disease models
Warman Chardon, Jodi
MD, MSc, FRCPC (Neurology)
Associate Scientist
(Neuroscience)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Genetic myopathy, Muscular dystrophy, Neuromuscular disease, Spinal muscular atrophyClinical research, Clinical trials, Exome sequencing analysis, Genetics, Imaging, MRI muscle imaging, Next generation sequencing, RNA sequencing, Genetics
Woulfe, John
PhD, MD
Associate Scientist
(Neuroscience)
Brain and neuromuscular disease, Brain cancer, Cancer, Parkinson'sBasic research, Clinical research, Translational research
 
Additional profiles of Scientists and Investigators with an interest in neuroscience
Name Scientific appointment Diseases, conditions and populations of interest Research and clinical approaches
Ardolino, Michele
PhD
Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Blood cancer, Brain cancer, Breast cancer, Cancer, Colorectal cancer, Head and neck cancer, Liver cancer, Lung cancer, Ovarian cancer, Pancreatic cancer, Prostate cancer, Skin cancer, Soft tissue sarcomaBasic research, Cell therapy, Clinical research, Disease models, Immunization, Immunotherapy, Model organisms, Molecular and cellular biology, Transgenic/knockout models, Translational research
Atkins, Harold
MD, FRCPC
Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Autoimmune disease, Autoimmune diseases of the nervous system, Blood cancer, Cancer, Multiple sclerosis, Myasthenia gravis, Stiff person syndromeBasic research, Cancer biotherapeutics, Cancer immunotherapy, Cell therapy, Clinical trials, Immunotherapy, Oncolytic viruses, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Translational research, Transplantation, Viral therapy
Burger, Dylan
PhD
Scientist
(Chronic Disease)
Aging, Chronic disease, Diabetes, Kidney disease, Type 1 diabetes, Vascular cognitive impairment, Vascular, heart and metabolic diseaseBasic research, Biomarkers, Disease models, Imaging, Molecular and cellular biology, Pharmacology, Proteomics, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Transgenic/knockout models, Translational research
Chakraborty, Santanu
MBBS, MRCP, DMRD, FRCR, FRCP(C)
Senior Clinician Investigator
(Neuroscience)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Brain cancer, Concussion, Dementia, Head and neck cancer, Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, Spinal cord injury, Stroke, Traumatic brain injuryBioinformatics, Clinical research, Health economics, Health professional behaviour change, Imaging, Immunization, Patient safety, Quality Improvement, Risk assessment
Dilworth, Jeffrey
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Regenerative Medicine)
Aging, Muscular dystrophy, Neuromuscular diseaseBasic research, Epigenetics, Gene expression, Genomics, Molecular and cellular biology, Proteomics, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells
English, Shane
MD
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Septic shock, Subarachnoid hemorrhage, Traumatic brain injuryClinical research, Critical care
Gray, Douglas
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Aging, Cancer, Lung cancer, Parkinson'sBasic research, Disease models, Genomics, Imaging, Transgenic/knockout models, Genetics, Model organisms, Molecular and cellular biology
Harris, Cheryl
PhD
Clinician Investigator
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Anxiety, Cancer, Depression, Mental health, PainBehaviour, Clinical trials, Digital and mobile health, Psychology
Hatcher, Simon
BSc MBBS MMedSc MD FRCPC FRANZCP MRCPsych
Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Anxiety, Brain and neuromuscular disease, First Nations, Inuit and Métis Health, Traumatic brain injury, Depression, Health in disadvantaged peoples, SuicideClinical research, Health economics, Health professional behaviour change, Health research methods, Health services research, Health technology, Prevention, Qualitative methods, Clinical trials, Cluster randomized trials, Epidemiology, Psychology, Systematic reviews
Hutton, Brian
MSc, PhD
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Addiction, Anxiety, Breast cancer, Depression, Health equity, Health in disadvantaged peoples, Influenza, Maternal and fetal health, Mental health, Population health, Suicide, CancerClinical research, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health research methods, Health services research, Patient safety, Public health, Rapid reviews, Biostatistics, Clinical trials, Systematic reviews
Kothary, Rashmi
Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
(Regenerative Medicine)
Neuromuscular disease, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Dystonia, Multiple sclerosis, Muscular dystrophy, Spinal muscular atrophyBasic research, Disease models, Drug development, Epigenetics, Epigenetics, Gene therapy, Genetics, Imaging, Lipidomics, Model organisms, Molecular and cellular biology, Proteomics, Regenerative medicine, Transgenic/knockout models, Translational research
Lemaire, Edward
PhD
Affiliate Investigator
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Aging, Bone and joint degeneration, Bone and joint injuries, Concussion, Global health, Musculoskeletal conditions, Spinal cord injury, Traumatic brain injury, Traumatic injuriesClinical research, Clinical trials, Health research methods, Quality Improvement, Rehabilitation, Health technology
Lorimer, Ian
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Brain and neuromuscular disease, Brain cancer, CancerBasic research, Cancer biotherapeutics, Cell therapy, Disease models, Molecular and cellular biology, Translational research
MacPherson, Paul
MD/PhD
Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Anxiety, Depression, Gay men's health, HIV, Infectious disease, Men's health, Other, Sexually transmitted infectionsBehaviour, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health promotion, Health services research, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Prevention, Psychology, Qualitative methods, Surveys
Manuel, Douglas
MD, MSc, FRCPC
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Aging, Alzheimer's, Cancer, Dementia, Diabetes, Frailty, Global health, Health equity, Health in disadvantaged peoples, Health in older peoples, Immigrant and refugee health, Infectious disease, Obesity, Parkinson's, Population health, Stroke, Vascular cognitive impairment, Vascular, heart and metabolic diseaseBig data, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Digital and mobile health, Epidemiology, Health research methods, Health services research, Prevention, Public health
Mattar, Pierre
PhD
Scientist
(Regenerative Medicine)
Ataxia, Autism, Glaucoma, Intellectual disabilities, Macular degeneration, Retinal disease, VisionBasic research, Bioinformatics, Cell therapy, Epigenetics, Gene expression, Genetics, Genomics, Model organisms, Molecular and cellular biology, Proteomics, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Systems biology, Transgenic/knockout models
Megeney, Lynn
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Regenerative Medicine)
Heart disease, Muscular dystrophyStem cells, Disease models, Proteomics, Drug development
Parks, Robin
Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
(Regenerative Medicine)
Brain and neuromuscular disease, Cancer, Common cold, Muscular dystrophy, Neuromuscular diseaseGene therapy, Molecular and cellular biology, Viral therapy
Perkins, Theodore
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Regenerative Medicine)
Brain and neuromuscular disease, Cancer, Muscular dystrophy, Musculoskeletal conditions, Neuromuscular diseaseBasic research, Big data, Bioinformatics, Biomarkers, Biostatistics, Epigenetics, Gene expression, Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Systems biology, Translational research
Perry, Jeffrey
MD, MSc, CCFP-EM
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Stroke, Subarachnoid hemorrhageClinical decision rules, Emergency medicine
Picketts, David
Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
(Regenerative Medicine)
Autism, Brain and neuromuscular disease, Intellectual disabilities, Multiple sclerosis, Stroke, VisionBasic research, Disease models, Epigenetics, Molecular and cellular biology, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Transgenic/knockout models
Poulin, Patricia
C. Psych.
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Addiction, Anxiety, Cancer, Chronic pain, Depression, Health equity, Musculoskeletal conditions, PainAnesthesiology, Behaviour, Biomarkers, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Emergency medicine, Epidemiology, Health professional behaviour change, Health services research, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Palliative care, Patient decision aids, Patient safety, Peri-operative medicine, Pragmatic trials, Psychology, Qualitative methods, Quality Improvement, Systematic reviews
Ramsay, Timothy
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Addiction, Alzheimer's, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Anxiety, Ataxia, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Autism, Bipolar, Brain and neuromuscular disease, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Colorectal cancer, Concussion, Cystic fibrosis, Dementia, Depression, Dystonia, First Nations, Inuit and Métis Health, HIV, Immigrant and refugee health, Influenza, Kidney disease, Lung cancer, Macular degeneration, Men's health, Multiple sclerosis, Muscular dystrophy, Myasthenia gravis, Obesity, Ovarian cancer, Parkinson's, Pulmonary hypertension, Septic shock, Spinal cord injuryBehaviour, Biomaterials, Biostatistics, Cell therapy, Clinical decision rules, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Critical care, Drug development, Emergency medicine, Epidemiology, Health professional behaviour change, Health promotion, Health research methods, Health services research, Health technology, Immunization, Immunotherapy, Nursing, Palliative care, Patient decision aids, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Prevention, Psychology, Psychometrics, Public health, Qualitative methods, Quality Improvement, Regenerative medicine, Rehabilitation, Risk assessment, Shared decision making, Surgery, Surveys, Systematic reviews, Transfusions, Translational research, Transplantation, Viral therapy
Rudnicki, Michael
OC, PhD, FRSC
Senior Scientist
(Regenerative Medicine)
Muscular dystrophy, Neuromuscular diseaseBasic research, Bioinformatics, Disease models, Epigenetics, Genetics, Genomics, Model organisms, Molecular and cellular biology, Proteomics, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Transgenic/knockout models
Sabourin, Luc
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Breast cancer, Muscular dystrophy, Skin cancerBasic research, Disease models, Drug development, Gene expression, Genetics, Molecular and cellular biology, Proteomics, Stem cells, Transgenic/knockout models
Santos, Marlise
MD (FRCPC), MSc, MPH
Clinician Investigator
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Alzheimer's, Anxiety, Ataxia, Autoimmune diseases of the nervous system, Brain and neuromuscular disease, Brain cancer, Cancer, Concussion, Dementia, Depression, Global health, Head and neck cancer, Health equity, Health in disadvantaged peoples, Infectious disease, Intellectual disabilities, Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, Population health, Spinal cord injury, Stroke, Subarachnoid hemorrhage, Thrombosis / thromboembolism, Traumatic brain injury, Traumatic injuries, Vascular cognitive impairment, Vascular, heart and metabolic diseaseBasic research, Behaviour, Clinical decision rules, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Critical care, Drug development, Epidemiology, Health economics, Health research methods, Health services research, Health technology, Imaging, Patient safety, Pragmatic trials, Prevention, Public health, Qualitative methods, Quality Improvement, Shared decision making, Surgery, Surveys, Systematic reviews, Translational research
Tanuseputro, Peter
MD, MHSc, CCFP, FRCPC
Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Aging, Alzheimer's, Dementia, Health in older peoples, Population healthEpidemiology, Health research methods, Health services research, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Palliative care, Public health, Risk assessment
Walker, Lisa
PhD, C.Psych
Clinician Investigator
(Neuroscience)
Brain and neuromuscular disease, Dementia, Multiple sclerosisBehaviour, Clinical research, Imaging, Psychology, Psychometrics, Rehabilitation
Wang, Jing
Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
(Regenerative Medicine)
Alzheimer's, Multiple sclerosis, StrokeCell therapy, Disease models, Epigenetics, Imaging, Molecular and cellular biology, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Transgenic/knockout models


Additional Investigators in the Neuroscience Program
Barrett, Chantel
Blacquiere, Dylan
Bourque, Pierre
Breiner, Ariel
Cameron, Ian
De Meulemeester, Christine
Doyle, Vanessa
Drake, Brian
Fahed, Robert
Fantaneanu, Tadeu
Ferland, Mark
Fisher, Andrea
Gandhi, Jasmine
Gillis, Katharine
Gocan, Sophia
Hogan, Matthew
Lapointe, Marie-Louise
Lesiuk, Howard
MacLean, Heather
Martineau, Isabelle
Michaud, Jean
Moulton, Richard
Nguyen, Thanh Binh
Pringle, Catherine
Robertson, Sharman
Rush, Carolina
Sinclair, John
Sitwell, Lucian
Skinner, Christopher
Stotts, Grant
Torres, Carlos

Affiliates (primarily appointed at another institution)
Baenziger, John
Beique, Jean-Claude
Bennett, Steffany
Brown, Earl
Collins, Barbara
Corbett, Dale
Figeys, Daniel
Hildebrand, Michael
Iancu, Daniela
Lagace, Diane
LeBlanc Hendry, Lorraine
Munyao, Nzau
Park, David
Rousseaux, Maxime
Slack, Ruth
Smith, Andra
Srivastava, Vinit