PhD student Chao Gu, has been awarded a 2014 Brain Star Award from the CIHR-Institute for Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addiction valued at $1500. The award was given in recognition of the excellence of a paper that Chao published in 2014 (Gu and Corneil, J Neurosci, 2014). Chao's work promises an improved understanding of how transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), a common form of non-invasive brain stimulation, influences neural activity throughout the brain.
Chao works under the supervison of Dr. Brian Corneil and in 2014 graduated with a Master's degree in Neuroscience. He is now pursuing a PhD in Psychology in the area of Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience.