October 18, 2021

Data collection has officially started in the TNL! An exciting milestone for our new lab.


October 5, 2021

The TNL now has a logo. Thank you to Taha Yildirim and Celal Ahmet Ozsahin (who is a very talented high school student in Turkey) for the surprise. 


October 3, 2021

Thank you to the International ITU Molecular Biology and Genetics Student Congress for inviting Dr. Kent to speak about sleep and Alzheimer's disease. It was an impressive student-run virtual event!


September 21, 2021

After 8 months of virtual meetings, today we had our first in-person lab meeting!


September 9, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Kent on being awarded the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar Award! The Department of Psychology's annoucement can be found here.


September 7, 2021

We welcome two new graduate students to the lab as we return to campus. Alice Ayres joins us from the UK and Aina Roenningen joins us from Norway. We also welcome a new postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Michael Kelly who has joined us from Australia. Welcome to Canada and the Translational Neuroscience Lab!


July 12, 2021

We are excited to welcome Michelle and Rania to the lab this summer as part of the ATHENA by WiSTEM program. ATHENA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making STEM more accessible to female and non-binary high school students from low-income and under-resourced backgrounds.


July 7, 2021

Funding for the new Behavioural Neuroscience Laboratory has been awarded so we are one step closer to constructing the brand new wetlab space!


June 30, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Kent who has officially been appointed as Tier II Canada Research Chair in Translational Neuroscience and Dementia. 


May 17, 2021

The Translational Neuroscience Lab welcomes Devan Gill as a Directed Study student


April 14, 2021

We are excited and grateful to be awarded an NSERC Discovery Grant and ECR supplement. We will use this funding to support our fundamental research of how sleep and circadian rhythms regulate cognition in mice. 


March 18, 2021

Congratulations to Stephanie U for being awarded an Undergraduate Student Research Award! We look forward to having you join the Translational Neuroscience Lab in September. 


February 12, 2021

We are seeking to hire a postdoctoral researcher to start September 2021. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be expected to lead a project studying sleep and EEG in mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease, as part of a larger collaborative study with researchers at the University of British Columbia. The position has funding for up to 3 years. 


-       Completion of a PhD in neuroscience or a related field

-       Experience and training related to EEG and sleep analyses in mouse models

-       Possess a strong research background as demonstrated by past publications, accomplishments, and references

Interested applicants should send a CV and cover letter to Dr. Brianne Kent (


February 8, 2021

The Translational Neuroscience Lab welcomes Samantha Saw and Taha Yildirim as Research Assistants


January 2021, 

The Translational Neuroscience Lab is born!