Areas of Research

Molecular | Cellular | Developmental

Neurons perform highly complex and dynamic functions, are highly diverse, and are connected into precise networks that enable information processing. Different research teams across campus seek to understand the biological mechanisms that enable neurons to function, differentiate, and wire together into networks.

Craig Bailey (BIOM)
Andrew Bendall (MCB)
Bettina Kalisch (BIOM)
Jasmin Lalonde (MCB)
Nina Jones (MCB)
Neil MacLusky (BIOM)
Melissa Perreault (BIOM)
Scott Ryan (MCB)
Shaun Sanders (MCB)
Terry Van Raay (MCB)
John Vessey (MCB)
Matthew Vickaryous (BIOM)


Disorders | Injury

The nervous system is highly susceptible to developmental disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, and injuries. The goal of some of our researchers is to understand the genetic, cellular and systemic basis of these pathologies, and to identify intrinsic mechanisms and novel therapies that can restore normal healthy function.

Craig Bailey (BIOM)
Leah Bent (HHNS)
Giannina Descalzi (BIOM)
Luis Gaitero (CLIN)
Fiona James (CLIN)
Bettina Kalisch (BIOM)
Jibran Khokhar (BIOM)
Jasmin Lalonde (MCB)
David Ma (HHNS)
Neil MacLusky (BIOM)
Philip Millar (HHNS)
Jennifer Murray (PSYC)
Melissa Perreault (BIOM)
Scott Ryan (MCB)
Tarek Saleh (BIOM)
Shaun Sanders (MCB)
Laura Smith-Maxie (CLIN)
John Srbely (HHNS)
Matthew Vickaryous (BIOM)
Boyer Winters (PSYC)
John Zettel (HHNS)


Systems | Circuits | Behavior | Cognition

Systems of neurons working together form the basis of all nervous system function, from sensory perception to consciousness. Our researchers endeavor to understand how systems of neurons process and remember information and how information is organized in the brain and peripheral nervous system.

Naseem Al-Aidroos (PSYC)
Craig Bailey (BIOM)
Leah Bent (HHNS)
Nicholas Bernier (IB)
Elena Choleris (PSYC)
Giannina Descalzi (BIOM)
Mazyar Fallah (HHNS)
Mark Fenske (PSYC)
Christopher Fiacconi (PSYC)
Andreas Heyland (IB)
Fiona James (BIOM)
Jibran Khokhar (BIOM)
Frédéric Laberge (IB)
Francesco Leri (PSYC)
David Ma (HHNS)
Harvey Marmurek (PSYC)
Georgia Mason (IB)
Robert McLaughlin (IB)
Daniel Meegan (PSYC)
Philip Millar (HHNS)
Jennifer Murray (PSYC)
Amy Newman (IB)
Lee Niel (POPM)
Linda Parker (PSYC)
Melissa Perreault (BIOM)
Geoffrey Power (HHNS)
Tarek Saleh (BIOM)
John Srbely (HHNS)
Lana Trick (PSYC)
Patricia Turner (PABI)
Lori Ann Vallis (HHNS)
Boyer Winters (PSYC)
John Zettel (HHNS)

Program Contacts

Program Coordinator & Advisor

Josh Manduca
jmanduca@uoguelph.ca


Faculty Advisors

Elena Choleris
echoleri@uoguelph.ca

Leah Bent
lbent@uoguelph.ca

John Vessey
jvessey@uoguelph.ca

Contacts

Director & CSAHS Representative

Boyer Winters
bwinters@uoguelph.ca


OVC Representative

Craig Bailey
baileyc@uoguelph.ca


CBS Representative

Jasmin Lalonde
jlalon07@uoguelph.ca