We help students to build a network that will help them succeed both in University and post-graduation


Students will engage in aspects of neuroscience ranging from genes and molecules, to cells and synapses, to circuits, behaviour, and cognition.


We have a diverse research expertise on campus to explore the nervous system from molecular, cellular, sensory motor, physiological, and behavioural perspectives.


We focus on preparing students for their future studies and careers, whatever they may be.


Our small program allows for continued support for each student as an individual and to have students interact with our faculty and staff regularly


We seek to understand the biology and function of the nervous system at all levels of analysis.


    Ever wondering about sex differences in cocaine addiction and relapse? Take a look at Dr. Murray’s research!

    Congrats Dr. Descalzi on CIHR funding to look at the molecular mechanisms surrounding the changes that happen as acute pain becomes chronic!

    Interested in Alzheimer’s? Join the Guelph Alzheimer’s Association!

    New research on cannflavins and neuronal TrkB receptors from Lalonde Lab.

    Congrats to Natalie Porte-Trachsel for defending her MSc in MCB investigating the role of LC3B in the seeding of Alpha-synuclein in Parkinson’s Disease model systems

    Congrats to Arshia Leekha for defending her MSc in MCB+NEUR!

    Congrats Dr. Alicyia Walczyk-Mooradally on defending your PhD in MCB+NEUR!

    SONA 2023, save the date! May 5th at UTSC

    Interesting in pursuing neuroscience research at UoG in Attention and Perception? Take a look!

    Join an exciting Neuroscience based competition and get a chance at being published!

    Attention to visual motion suppresses neuronal and behavioral sensitivity in nearby feature space. Take a look at research coming from UoG!

    Color inherently modulates a range of executive functions supported by prefrontal circuitry. Exciting UoG Research!

    Congratulations to Dr. Tristen Hewitt on a successful PhD defense!

    Congratulations to Dr. Hannah Robeson on a successful PhD defense!

    Follow our GNSA on instagram for information on all Neuroscience related events

    Is impulsivity genetically determined? Check out new research going on at UoG!

    Inflammation in the brain and depression, new research going on at UoG

    Sex differences in diagnosing autism, exciting research coming out of UoG

    New research on sex differences in psychiatric disorders from UoG researcher

    Want to volunteer for O-week? Click Here for more info!

    Join our Neuroscience team at UoG as professor!

    Join our Neuroscience Alumni Network!

    Equity, diversity and inclusion at UoG

    Up Coming Events

    Mar 31. 6:30-8:30PM “Brain Awareness Conference” with academic and industry speakers and dinner! Register here!

    SONA registration in now open!

    May 1 3:30PM Macdonald 149 “From Academia to Industry: Building a Career in Scientific Liaison After Graduate School” – Dr. Catherine Thomas

    May. 5 SONA – save the date!

    May 12th UoG Neuroscience Day – Save the date!



    Choose Guelph for Neuroscience

    Our neuroscience program is new, innovative and diverse. We bring together 4 different departments as part of one cohesive program to give our students the complete experience of what neuroscience is all about!

    The career track of the students in our program varies from medicine to education, research, and so much more. It is our goal to help prepare you the best we can for whatever future you have set your sights on. We have a number of unique opportunities for learning in a relevant workplace environments including research projects and internship opportunities that our team can help you organize.