Featured Research Stories

SFU researchers working to improve quality of life for seniors in long-term care

Click here for the full story on Dr. Steve Robinovitch's research, featured on the SFU News

Study finds depression associated with greater risk of cardiovascular disease

Click here for the full story on Dr. Scott Lear's research, featured on the SFU News

How cannabidiol may be helpful in treating diabetes-related arrhythmias

Click here for the full story on Dr. Peter Ruben's research, featured on the SFU News

SFU lab helps patient manage rare disease through programmed exercise

Click here for the full story on Dr. Dave Clarke's research, featured on the SFU Faculty of Science News

SFU professor's invention approved by the FDA to help wean COVID-19 patients from ventilators

Click here for the full story on Lungpacer Medical Inc., SFU spinoff company founded by Dr. Andy Hoffer, featured on the SFU News

Compliant flooring not the answer to preventing fall-related injuries

Click here for the full story on Dr. Dawn Mackey and Dr. Steve Robinovitch's research, featured on SFU News

SFU studies causes behind sudden unexpected death in infants 

Click here for the full story on Dr. Glen Tibbits' research, featured on the SFU News

Muscles know best

Click here for the full story on Dr. James Wakeling's research, featured on the SFU News

New method for detecting doping in cyclists

Click here for the full story on Dr. Dave Clarke's research, featured on the SFU News

Stem cell funding to help researchers pinpoint cause of SIDS

Click here for the full story on Dr. Glen Tibbits' research, featured on the SFU News

Exercise may decrease heart drug's effectiveness

Click here for the full story on Dr. Peter Ruben's research, featured on the SFU News

Study shows bowel care is the most pressing quality of life issue for those with spinal cord injury

Click here for the full story on Dr. Victoria Claydon's research, featured on the SFU News

Super-Seniors may reveal the secrets to healthy aging

Click here for the full story on Dr. Angela Brooks-Wilson's research, featured on the SFU Faculty of Science News

Research breaks new ground on tracking brain changes in autism

Click here for the full story on Dr. Sam Doesburg's research, featured on the SFU Faculty of Science News

Spotlight on Researchers

Dylan Cooke, Assistant Professor

Sensorimotor Neuroplasticity

Dr. Dylan Cooke’s innovative research program explores links between variation in brain organization and behaviour, response to injury, and the brain’s capacity to rewire itself. In laboratory experiments, variation between individuals has almost always been regarded as a complication to be minimized and thus, very little is known about individual variation in brain organization. Dr. Cooke aims to characterize and study the significance of this variation, determining how it affects skilled behaviour, resilience in the face of brain injury, and natural, adaptive changes in the brain.

For the full interview, click here.

Sam Doesburg, Associate Professor

Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Our ability to unravel the biological mechanisms underpinning behaviour and the mind is expanding. Dr. Doesburg leverages brain imaging technology to probe the effectiveness of intervention strategies for autism and ultimately establish a clear, scientifically-founded basis for autism treatments.

For the full interview, click here.

Dawn Mackey, Associate Professor

Aging and Population Health

Dr. Mackey is passionate about promoting mobility for older Canadians. 

For the full interview, click here.

Steve Robinovitch, Professor

Injury Prevention and Mobility

For the full story and interview, click here.

Andy Hoffer, Professor

Neurokinesiology

For the full story and interview, click here.

Matt White, Associate Professor

Exercise Physiology

For the full story and interview, click here.