The Department welcomes two new scientists

The Department welcomes two new scientists:

Dr. Julio Martinez-Trujillo joins Schulich Medicine & Dentistry as an Associate Professor with the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, and as a researcher at Robarts. His research aims at understanding the physiology of cognition and behaviour, focusing on how the brain transforms visual signals into coordinated motor behaviour and how this process is influenced by attention.

Dr. Martinez-Trujillo is also a candidate for the provincial Endowed Academic Chair in Autism.

He came to Western from McGill University.

Andrew Pruszynski, PhD, arrived at Western from Umea University in Sweden. His research focuses on sensorimotor function and the interactions between mechanical properties of the body and the neural circuit. He is currently looking at how the nervous system handles and exploits these interactions when moving and manipulating objects under naturalistic conditions.

Pruszynski is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology. He is a candidate for the Tier 2 - Canada Research Chair in Primate Neuroscience.

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