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Neuroscience is a broad and exciting field of study that explores the brain, nervous system, and behaviour. Research in the Neuroscience Group in the Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology ranges from the properties of single molecules to the activity of networks spanning the nervous system and from fundamental research to the treatment of disease. We study the neurophysiology of motor control, cellular properties of neurons and neuronal circuitry, the pathophysiology of degenerative neurological diseases, the molecular biophysics underlying membrane properties of neurons, neurovascular contributions to cardiovascular disease, plasticity of the cortex, neural prostheses, and brain oscillations and network connectivity related to autism, cognition and development.
- Dr. Dylan Cooke, Sensorimotor Neuroplasticity Lab
- Dr. Sam Doesburg, Autism Research Centre, Behavioral & Cognitive Neuroscience Institute
- Dr. Max Donelan, Locomotion Lab
- Dr. Andy Hoffer, Neurokinesiology Lab
- Dr. Charles Krieger, Brain Research Lab
- Dr. Dan Marigold, Sensorimotor Neuroscience Lab
- Dr. Damon Poburko, Molecular Cardiac Physiology Lab
- Dr. Peter Ruben, Molecular Cardiac Physiology Lab
We are part of a large and growing neuroscience community at SFU that spans across disciplines and Departments.
Facilities and Equipment
We have state-of-the-art research equipment for human brain imaging (fMRI, MEG), measuring muscle activity, stimulating peripheral nerves and cortical brain regions, electrophysiology and fluorescence imaging of single cells, morphology, recording the activity of voltage-gated ion channels and manipulating their structure, and biochemical facilities.
Graduate and Post-doctoral Positions Available Within the Group
See individual member lab websites for postings.