• Spotlight of the Month (December 2020)

    December 03, 2020
    This month we celebrate the accomplishments of Dr. Kasey Van Hedger, Postdoctoral Fellow in the MacDonald lab and Niveen Fulcher, PhD candidate in the Schmid lab.

  • Announcement: Dr. Julio Martinez-Trujillo re-appointed as Provincial Endowed Academic Chair in Autism

    November 30, 2020
    Dr. Julio Martinez-Trujillo has been re-appointed as the Provincial Endowed Academic Chair in Autism at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University

  • Funding: Research to understand working memory receives new funding

    September 11, 2020
    Dr. Julio Martinez-Trujillo, Lyle Muller, PhD, Wataru Inoue, PhD, and Stefan Everling, PhD, are part of the Next Generation Networks for Neuroscience (NeuroNex) . Theirs is one of four NeuroNex projects covered by the US National Science Foundation, receiving $10 million during the next five years.

  • Announcement: Four new Canada Research Chairs for Western, two renewed

    August 10, 2020
    Western is home to four new Canada Research Chairs, professors whose work will have global impact on autism, data science and children’s learning. Two chairs, in business sustainability and neuroscience, have been renewed.

  • Research News: Exposure to chronic stress changes neurons in the brain

    July 20, 2020
    Wataru Inoue, PhD, studies the effect of chronic stress on the brain. His latest paper shows that the neurons in the brain actually change their size and microstructure, and become desensitized to stress signals over time.

  • New institute pushes neuroscience excellence forward

    June 25, 2020
    The Western Institute for Neuroscience will provide a framework that coordinates and unifies neuroscience expertise at Western, Lawson Health Research Institute, London Health Sciences Centre and other campus and community collaborators by creating an entity that provides academic leadership related to a shared vision, program alignment and advocacy.

  • Brain Study explores lasting impacts of COVID-19

    June 23, 2020
    The COVID-19 Brain Study looks to recruit 50,000 individuals who received a confirmed positive diagnosis of the virus in order to answer pressing questions about the disease’s direct and indirect effects on the brain.

  • Banting Fellowship puts postdoc’s work in motion

    June 23, 2020
    BrainsCAN postdoctoral scholar Jonathan Michaels has been awarded a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship to continue his work around brain activity during reach control.

  • 2020 Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Internal Awards Announced

    June 23, 2020
    A special congratulations to all the Graduate and Undergraduate Award winners in Neuroscience: Matthew Demmings (PhD), Faraj Haddad (PhD), Michael MacKinley (PhD), Braeden Terpou (PhD), Rubina Malik (PhD), Mary Taylor (BSc) and Mila Uzelac (BSc).

  • Feature: Even mild hits to the head in contact sports show obvious changes in the brain

    June 18, 2020
    New research from Ravi Menon, PhD, shows that mild impacts during a season of contact sports are causing subtle brain changes, even in the brains of otherwise, healthy symptom-free athletes. “Even with no concussions, the repetitive impact experienced by players clearly had effects on the brain,” he said.

  • 2019 CAN-CIHR-INMHA Brain Star Award Winners Announced

    June 17, 2020
    Congratulations to Rodger Hudson, a PhD student in Dr. Steven Laviolette's lab and Jeff Weiler, a Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. Andrew Pruszynski's lab, co-supervised by Dr. Paul Gribble. They have both received a CAN-CIHR-INMHA BrainStar Award.

  • Lena Schreyer named 3M National Student Fellow

    May 22, 2020
    Neuroscience undergraduate Lena Schreyer is one of 10 Canadian students awarded the prestigious 2020 3M National Student Fellowship Award

  • NEW: One-Time 2020 Graduate Student Summer Term Bursary

    April 20, 2020
    Working in partnership, the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS), the Provost, and Faculties have created a one-time, needs-based 2020 Graduate Student Summer Term Bursary. This bursary will help to enable continuing full-time PhD students, and continuing full-time research Master’s students, to progress in their research programs without disruption despite the social and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Western Launches Student Relief Fund

    April 02, 2020
    Western remains committed to the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff and campus community as the situation around the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve. We know this is an especially challenging and disruptive time for our students, some of whom are facing significant challenges as they navigate the unexpected and far-reaching implications of COVID-19.

  • Eight Schulich Medicine & Dentistry graduate trainees make Western 3MT finals

    March 05, 2020
    Congratulations to Gregory Brooks and Rebecca Kozak! They are two of eight graduate trainees from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry are among the 20 Western finalists at this year’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. The Western 3MT Finals take place on March 12 at the Wolf Performance Hall.

  • Announcement: Susanne Schmid, PhD, has been appointed as the Vice Dean, Basic Medical Sciences

    February 10, 2020
    Susanne Schmid, PhD, has been appointed as the Vice Dean, Basic Medical Sciences, at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2025.

  • Neuroscience controversy resolved: The hippocampus is not just a GPS

    January 22, 2020
    New research published in Nature Neuroscience uses virtual reality video games to show the hippocampus is mostly a memory device.