Dr. Dan Marigold, PhD

Director, Sensorimotor Neuroscience Lab

Associate Professor,
Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

Co-chair, Behavioural Neuroscience Undergraduate Program

Email: daniel_marigold@sfu.ca
Tel: 778-782-3499


Member, Neuromechanics Group, SFU
Research Associate, Behavioural & Cognitive Neuroscience Institute, SFU
Centre Investigator, Centre for Brain Health, UBC
Affiliated Researcher, Fraser Health Authority


Post-doctoral Fellowship, Neurophysiology, Université de Montréal, Canada

PhD., Kinesiology - Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Waterloo, Canada
MSc., Neuroscience, University of British Columbia, Canada
Hon. BSc., Kinesiology, University of Waterloo, Canada


Dr. Marigold trained with Dr. Aftab Patla (U Waterloo: Honours BSc. thesis and PhD thesis), Dr. Janice Eng (UBC: MSc. thesis), and Dr. Trevor Drew (UdeM: Post-doctoral Fellowship). His research at the University of Waterloo focused on how people (young and old) negotiate different types of terrain, with an emphasis on the role of vision. At the University of British Columbia, he investigated the effects of agility exercises on balance control and falls in individuals with stroke. In addition, he examined the underlying neural mechanisms of balance control and falls in this population. At the Université de Montréal, he studied the role of the posterior parietal cortex in visually guided walking. These experiences have shaped his current research program at Simon Fraser University (SFU).

Dr. Marigold is currently the Director of the Sensorimotor Neuroscience Lab and an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology at SFU. He is also a member of the Neuromechanics Group at SFU, which consists of six faculty members whose research spans neurophysiology, locomotion biomechanics, injury and fall prevention, mobility in aging, muscle mechanics, motor learning, and rehabilitation.

In 2012, the International Society for Posture and Gait Research (ISPGR) awarded Dr. Marigold their inaugural Promising Young Scientist Award for superior early career research in Posture and Gait.

Dr. Marigold’s research interests include the neural control of movement, visuomotor adaptation, control of gaze behaviour, and mobility function in the visually impaired. More detailed information can be found here.


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Dr. Marigold teaches the following courses depending on the term:

BPK 207 - Sensorimotor Control and Learning
BPK 415 - Neural Control of Movement