Assistant Professor, Physiology & Pathophysiology Spinal cord injury and exercise, stretch reflexes, gene expression,
neuronal microcircuit formation,
transgenic mouse lines, optogenetic or photo-manipulation of neurons,
in-vitro electrophysiology, viral tracers, confocal microscopy,
chx10 brainstem neurons, spinal V3 interneuron connections.
Assistant Professor, Physiology & Pathophysiology
In vitro electrophysiology and neuropharmacology,
studies of spinal cord motor pattern generation and coordination,
and adult rat spinal cord injury and motor training and recovery.
Human neuromechanics, exercise physiology, and prevention
and treatment of secondary complications of spinal cord
Assistant Professor, Physiology & Pathophysiology Regeneration and Repair strategies for treatment of Spinal cord injury and Stroke. Pharmacological and Stem Cell Replacement Approaches to enhance neural cell protection, Manipulation of Redox Regulating systems in nervous system.
Larry M. Jordan, Ph.D.
Professor, Physiology & Pathophysiology;
Secondary Member DND Basic studies on brain and spinal cord systems controlling locomotion: genetic identification of core neuron groups, anatomical connectivity, relevant neurotransmitters and receptors, activity patterns of core neuron groups, and targeted deletion and activation. Restoration of locomotor function using spinal transplants of brainstem locomotor neurons.
Associate Professor, Physiology & Pathophysiology
Neural repair and regeneration in spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis, regenerative medicine, neural stem cell biology and therapeutics, myelin biology and repair, preclinical modeling, CNS neuroinflammation and immune modulation, glial scar and matrix remodeling, pharmacological and bioengineered drug delivery systems for spinal cord regeneration, genetic models for studying neural differentiation and mechanisms, neural plasticity and neurological recovery in spinal cord injury and MS, cellular and molecular approaches in neuroscience, neuroanatomical and imaging techniques, primary in vitro models.
James I. Nagy, Ph.D.
Professor, Physiology & Pathophysiology Neurochemistry, neuroanatomy, biochemistry, cell biology,
immunohistochemistry, models of spinal cord and brain injury,
gap junction structure and function, CNS inflammatory mechanisms.
Benedict C. Albensi, Ph.D.
Pharmacology & Therapeutics;
Full Member DND Role of NF-kB signaling in memory, and memory impairments from
acute injury (TBI, stroke) and chronic disease (Alzheimer's, epilepsy),
experiments at the molecular, cellular, tissue, and whole
animal level using techniques such as Western blots, gel
shift assays, in vitro electrophysiological recording (eg.,
LTP measurements), calcium analysis, in vivo MRI, and
behavioral testing (Morris water maze).
Christopher M. Anderson, Ph.D.
Pharmacology & Therapeutics;
Director - Neuroscience Research Program;
Manitoba Research Chair in Neurodegeneration
Neurovascular coupling, vascular dementia, two-photon imaging,
astrocytes, brain ischemia, poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase,
Marc Del Bigio,
M.D., Ph.D., FRCPC
Professor, Pathology Correlations human and animal neuropathology (developing
to old age), histopathological assessment of brain,
immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy, animal models of
brain disease (stroke, trauma, hydrocephalus, toxin exposure)
Assistant Professor, Radiology. Spinal cord functional magnetic resonance imaging; human spinal
cord neuroimaging; studies of sensory, motor, and affective processes
in the spinal cord with spinal cord fMRI.