Members


Network Investigators - Currently Funded

Name & Title

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John Andersen
Associate Professor
University of AlbertaBio

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Rubab Arim
Statistics CanadaBio

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Christian Beaulieu
Professor/Scientific Director
University of AlbertaBio
Dr. Christian Beaulieu is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Scientific Director of the Peter S Allen MRI Research Centre at the University of Alberta, and an Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions Scientist. His research expertise lie in the development of new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods, specifically for the study of white matter tracts, and their application to better detect differences of the human brain with typical neurodevelopment and in individuals with neurological disorders. His role in Kids Brain Health Network is to coordinate the MRI acquisition of children and adolescents with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders over a number of sites across Canada.
Teresa Bennett
Assistant Clinical Professor
McMaster UniversityBio

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Joseph Beyene
McMaster UniversityBio

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Rachel Birnbaum
Associate Professor
King's University College, University of Western OntarioBio

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Susan Bryson
Professor; Craig Chair, Autism Research
Dalhousie UniversityBio
Susan E. Bryson received a PhD in Clinical Psychology from McGill University. She is the first holder of the Craig Chair in Autism Research at Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre. She was Head and Clinical Director of the graduate program in Clinical-Developmental Psychology at York University, and Associate Scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children. She is Founding Director of the Autism Research Unit at the HSC and of the Autism Research Centre at the IWK Health Centre. Dr. Bryson is a leading authority on mechanisms of attention, emotion, cognition, early detection and treatment of autism. She also has expertise in the epidemiology of autism. She was consultant to Health Canada and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, she is a Founding Director of the Canadian Autism Intervention Research Network, and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders and the Journal on Developmental Disabilities. She received the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for her long-standing record of training students, professionals and parents, and of serving various community agencies.
Peter Burton
Professor
Dalhousie UniversityBio

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Peter Carlen
Head and Senior Scientist
University Health Network (Ontario)Bio

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Jean-Paul Collet
Clinical Professor / Director
Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA)Bio

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Jocelynn Cook
Adjunct Professor
University of OttawaBio

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Penny Corkum
Psychologist & Associate / Professor
Dalhousie UniversityBio

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Mayada Elsabbagh
Assistant Professor
McGill UniversityBio
Mayada Elsabbagh, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at McGill University. Her research, in the area of early infancy and developmental disorders, is focused on understanding the brain basis of behavioural genetic disorders. Prior to returning to Canada from the UK in 2011, Mayada supported the successful launch of collaborative research networks in autism including BASIS and ESSEA, aimed at accelerating the pace of discovery in early autism. Mayada is active in the area of knowledge translation locally and internationally. She currently manages the Knowledge Translation portfolio for Kids Brain Health Network, a Canadian national Network of Center’s of Excellence. She was the recipient of the 2010 UK Economic and Social Research Council Neville Butler Memorial Prize for Longitudinal Research awarded in recognition of the public value and social relevance of her research.
Herbert Emery
Professor / Program Director for Health Policy
University of CalgaryBio

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Alan Evans
Professor
McGill UniversityBio
Dr. Alan Evans uses three-dimensional computer techniques to study functional neuroanatomy. He collaborates with cognitive neuroscientists to examine memory, language, mood and sensory processing. A stimulus or task is presented to subjects and changes in their cerebral blood flow are measured by PET and MRI. Dr. Evans also contributes to a North American electronic network that links brain mapping laboratories. He and his colleagues are analyzing data derived from more than 400 brains to make a neuroanatomy atlas. The imaging techniques developed in the McConnell Brain Imaging Centre are also being used in large-scale, multi-centre clinical trials
Nora Fayed
Postdoctoral Fellow
McMaster UniversityBio

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Darcy Fehlings
Division Head Associate Professor Department of Paediatrics; BCH Foundation Chair in Developmental Paediatrics
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation HospitalBio
Dr. Darcy Fehlings is Head of the Division of Developmental Paediatrics and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. She is the inaugural holder of the Bloorview Children’s Hospital Foundation Chair in Developmental Paediatrics. At Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, she leads a large ambulatory program for children with developmental disorders. Dr. Fehlings is a Senior Scientist in the Bloorview Research Institute. As a clinician investigator, her research focuses on the innovation and evaluation of interventions for children with cerebral palsy.
Michael Fehlings
Senior Scientist (TWRI), Professor, Neurosurgeon
University of TorontoBio
Dr. Fehlings heads the Spinal Program at the Toronto Western Hospital. In addition, he is a Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Toronto, holds the Halbert Chair in Neural Repair and Regeneration, is a Scientist at the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine and a McLaughlin Scholar in Molecular Medicine. In the fall of 2008, Dr. Fehlings was appointed the inaugural Director of the University of Toronto Neuroscience Program (which he held until June 2012) and Co-Director of the newly formed University of Toronto Spinal Program. In 2014, Dr. Fehlings stepped down as Medical Director of the Krembil Neuroscience Centre, Toronto Western Hospital in order to accept the appointment of Vice Chair Research, Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto. His main clinical interests are in spinal neurosurgery, and his research focus is in molecular mechanisms underlying spinal cord injury as well as potential methods to repair the injured spinal cord and mitigate the injury. Research into Cerebral Palsy is a new and exciting direction of research for the Fehlings lab. His work in this area is currently focusing on remyelination.
Stelios Georgiades
Assistant Professor
McMaster University
georgis@mcmaster.ca
Bio

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Daniel Goldowitz
Scientific Director
Child & Family Research InstituteBio
Dan Goldowitz received his PhD in Psychobiology at the University of California at Irvine with a thesis that focused on the plasticity of the adult central nervous in response to lesions. His subsequent postdoctoral work at Harvard Children’s Hospital in Boston, the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, and the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City was in the development of the nervous system. His first position was as an assistant professorship at Jefferson Medical School in Philadelphia. Using approaches that were relatively novel to the study of the brain he pioneered approaches to ascertain the function of genes in brain and behaviour. He moved to the University of Tennessee Health Science Centre (UTHSC) in Memphis and was a leading force in organizing researchers across the State of Tennessee in forming a collaborative to use the mouse as a model organism to identify the function of the genes that were just being uncovered with the human genome project. The Tennessee Mouse Genome Consortium was the result of these efforts and this collaborative won one of three US National Institute’s of Health (NIH) awards (amounting to about US$13,000,000 over 5 years with D. Goldowitz as the Principal Investigator) to understand the role of genes in the function of the brain. This success led the University of Tennessee system to create a US$6,000,000 in a program to fund a Centre of Excellence in Genomics and Bioinformatics proposed by Goldowitz. He also worked with other individuals at UTHSC to obtain NIH funding for projects to bring science education to the K-12 grades. He was awarded an endowed chair of Neurosciences at UTHSC. These efforts have resulted in national and international collaborations that Dan brought to Canada (the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics at the Children and Family Research Inst at UBC). He currently holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair. He maintains strong NIH- , CIHR- and foundation-funded research programs in the genetics of brain development and function. After a bit more than one year in Canada the call for proposals from the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) was published. A survey of the research landscape indicated that Canada had some incredible strength in brain development, both clinically and in the basic sciences, but that they were not united in a way that could bring a synergy that seemed possible. From this as a vantage point, and with a focus of creating a marriage between the clinical and basic sciences, Goldowitz led a successful application to be one of three new, federally funded NCEs, Kids Brain Health Network (formerly known as NeuroDevNet).
Geoffrey Hall
Associate Professor
McMaster UniversityBio
Geoffrey Hall is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience and Behavioural at McMaster University, where he specializes in neuroimaging. He holds a PhD in Medical Sciences from McMaster, and an MSc in Human Biology from the University of Guelph. Dr. Hall's research interests lie in affective and cognitive neuroscience relative to neurodevelopmental disorders and psychopathology. He uses PET, functional MRI, and EEG to better understand the neural circuitry underlying emotion processing, reward/punishment appraisal, memory and social cognition. His work in child development consists of exploring the neurological underpinnings of emotion, shared attention, affective signalling, emotion regulation, multimodal integration and symbol formation. Dr. Hall is a member of the Society for Neuroscience, and a member of the Steering Committee for the McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind. He is also a member of the Father Sean O'Sullivan Research Centre.
Judy Illes
Director and Professor
University of British Columbia
jilles@mail.ubc.ca
Bio
Dr. Illes is Professor of Neurology and Canada Research Chair in Neuroethics at the University of British Columbia. She is Director of the National Core for Neuroethics at UBC, and faculty in the Brain Research Centre at UBC and at the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. She also holds affiliate appointments in the School of Population and Public Health and the School of Journalism at UBC, and in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. USA, and is a Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge University.<p> Dr. Illes' research focuses on ethical, legal, social and policy challenges specifically at the intersection of the neurosciences and biomedical ethics. This includes studies in the areas of neurodevelopmental disorders, incidental findings and functional neuroimaging in basic and clinical research, addiction neuroethics, stem cells and regenerative medicine, and the commercialization of cognitive neuroscience. She also leads a robust program of research and outreach devoted to improving the literacy of neuroscience and engaging stakeholders on a global scale. <p> Dr. Illes is an internationally recognized author, lecturer, and mentor. She is a co-founder and Governing Board Member of the International Neuroethics Society, a member of the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, and a former member of the Internal Advisory Board for the Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (CIHR) and of the Forum on Neuroscience and Neurological Disorders of the Institute of Medicine (IoM). Her most recent books are The Oxford Handbook of Neuroethics (Oxford University Press, 2011) and Addiction Neuroethics (Elsevier Press, 2012). Dr. Illes is the immediate past Chair of the Committee on Women in World Neuroscience (WWN) for the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO), and a Canadian representative to the IBRO US-Canada Regional Committee. She is a Fellow of the a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (2011), a Fellow Royal Society of Canada (2012), and a Fellow of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science (2013).
Osman Ipsiroglu
Clinical Associate Professor / Adjunct Professor
University of British ColumbiaBio

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Adam Kirton
Attending Pediatric Neurologist; Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Clinical Neurosciences
University of Calgary
cakirton@ucalgary.ca
Bio
Dr. Kirton is an attending Pediatric Neurologist at the Alberta Children’s Hospital and Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Calgary. He received his MD from Queen’s University, and both his MSc in vascular pharmacology and FRCPC in Pediatric Neurology from the University of Calgary. Dr. Kirton founded and directs the Calgary Pediatric Stroke Program, Alberta Perinatal Stroke Project, and Non-invasive Neurostimulation Network (N3) at the University of Calgary.
Dafna Kohen
Principal Analyst
Statistics CanadaBio

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Chayna Kulkari
Director of Infant Mental Health Promotion (IMHP)
The Hospital for Sick ChildrenBio

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Azadeh Kushki
Research Scientist
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation HospitalBio

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Lucyna Lach
Associate Professor
McGill University
lucy.lach@mcgill.ca
Bio
Lucyna Lach is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work, McGill University and an Associate Member of the Departments of Pediatrics and Neurology/Neurosurgery in the Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. She has a special interest in health-related quality of life and parenting of children with chronic health conditions and disabilities. Dr. Lach is principal investigator for the Quebec subsample of the pan-Canadian study on Outcome Trajectories in Children with Epilepsy, a study examining determinants of health related quality of life in this population. She is also co-principal investigator of the CIHR Team in PARENTING MATTERS! The Biopsychosocial Context Of Parenting Children With Neurodevelopmental Disorders In Canada, providing leadership and training to four concurrent projects that will contribute to developing and disseminating knowledge in this area of study. Working closely with parents, clinical and institutional leaders, and policy makers, Dr. Lach hopes to increase awareness of what constitutes parenting, what makes a difference to how parents parent their child, and what difference parenting makes to child outcomes.
Nicole Letourneau
Professor
University of CalgaryBio
I study child development in the context of parent-child relationships, mainly. I conduct community intervention studies to promote secure attachment, sensitive and responsive parenting in order to foster healthy child development, particularly under conditions of risk from parental depression, family violence and other stressors. I also run the APrON cohort study which examines many variables from prenatal to school-age that predict children's development. I work on a project with James Reynolds on testing an intervention to promote social-emotional adjustment of children exposed to abuse or neglect and who may have FASD.
Annette Majnemer
Professor
McGill UniversityBio
Dr. Majnemer's research interests focus on the developmental, functional and quality of life outcomes of children with disabilities and their determinants. Populations of interest include preterm infants, children with congenital heart defects who underwent early open-heart surgery as well as children with cerebral palsy and developmental delay. Assessing the mechanisms causing developmental difficulties in these children may lead to providing keys for possible prevention or early intervention. A second research focus examines the health service utilization patterns and quality of care in these populations. This research will give families access to better quality information to help them make informed choices about services needed and enable them to better monitor their children.
Steven Miller
Senior Scientist
The Hospital for Sick ChildrenBio
Steven Miller is a Canada Research Chair in Neonatal Neuroscience, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia, a Senior Clinician Scientist at the Child & Family Research Institute, and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of California San Francisco. He is supported by a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar award, and was previously a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Clinician Scientist. Collaborating with a multidisciplinary team, his research program focuses on better understanding brain injury and development in the newborn. He has contributed to our understanding of brain abnormalities caused directly by premature birth, perinatal asphyxia or indirectly by congenital heart disease.
Pat Mirenda
Professor
University of British ColumbiaBio
Pat Mirenda is a Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education at the University of British Columbia. She is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. In 2004, Dr. Mirenda received the Killiam Faculty Teaching and was named a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She was named a Fellow of The International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication 2008. In 2009, she became Director of The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration in Autism. Dr. Mirenda was on the faculty of the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders and Co-Director of the Barkley Augmentative and Alternative Communication Centre at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Mirenda was the Director of Research and Training with CBI Consultants. Her primary areas of interest are autism/developmental disabilities, augmentative and alternative communication, positive behavior support, inclusive education, and literacy development. She is the principal investigator of projects housed in the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Research Lab at UBC.
Andras Nagy
Senior Scientist
Samuel LunenFeld Research Institute of Mount Sinai HospitalBio

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David Nicholas
Associate Professor
University of CalgaryBio

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Maryam Oskoui
Attending Staff Pediatric Neurologist
McGill University Health CentreBio
Dr. Maryam Oskoui is a pediatric neurologist at McGill University Health Centre with subspecialty certification in both Canada and the United States. She holds post-graduate training at Columbia University in neuromuscular disorders, certification in electromyography from the Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiologists and a Master’s of Science in Epidemiology from McGill University. Her research interests include neuromuscular disorders, healthcare transition, and cerebral palsy. She is completing a systematic review of the prevalence of cerebral palsy for the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Neurological Health Charities of Canada and is the “in house” epidemiologist for the Kids Brain Health Network cerebral palsy registry coordinated through Montreal.
Paul Pavlidis
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
University of British ColumbiaBio
Dr. Pavlidis’ research lies at the intersection of bioinformatics and neuroscience. His current focus is on the analysis of gene expression microarray data as well as other genomics and high-throughput data using meta-analytical frameworks. They aim to improve the detection of relationships among genes and to identify genes involved in human neuropsychiatric and neurological diseases. They are also developing "Gemma", a system that will permit the comparison and combining of neuroscience gene expression data sets with others. Gemma will also facilitate the use of other types of data, including and proteomics, genetics, and neuroscience-specific data. They mine databases to develop hypotheses and are interested in applying their ideas to other areas of neuroscience.
Alan Peterson
Associate Professor
McGill UniversityBio

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David Phipps
Director, Research Servcies & Knowledge Exchange
York University
dphipps@yorku.ca
Bio
Dr. Phipps received his Ph.D. in Immunology from Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario) and undertook post-doctoral studies in HIV research at the University Health Network (Toronto). After leaving the lab he built a career managing academic research holding successively senior positions at the University of Toronto Innovations Foundation (Manager of Biotechnology and Life Sciences), Canadian Arthritis Network (Director of Business Development) and Canadian Institutes of Health Research (Director of Partnerships). In 2001 Dr. Phipps completed his MBA from the Rotman School of Management (University of Toronto). Dr. Phipps is the Executive Director of Research & Innovation Services at York University where he manages all research grants and contracts including knowledge and technology transfer. In this capacity he leads York’s award winning Knowledge Mobilization Unit that provides services to researchers, community organizations and government agencies who wish to use maximize the economic, social and environmental impacts of university research. In 2011 and 2012 Dr. Phipps was named the most influential knowledge mobilizer in Canada and in 2012 York’s Knowledge Mobilization Unit was awarded a best practice award from the European-based Knowledge Economy Network. In 2012 he was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his work in knowledge mobilization. In 2013 he was one of three national finalists for the Impact Award – Connections category from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. He also leads ResearchImpact-RéseauImpactRecherche, Canada’s knowledge mobilization network including 10 universities from across Canada.
Eric Racine
Associate IRCM Research Professor
Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM)Bio
Dr. Racine’s lab pursues research to address the spectrum of ethical challenges in neurological and psychiatric care such as providing quality patient information, diminishing stigma, and promoting respectful healthcare services. His research program aims at bridging these various challenges to identify practical solutions. The integration of ethics research within neurodevelopmental research and healthcare service delivery in contions like cerebral palsy bears the promise of significant improvement in matters of clinical care and evidence-based ethics practices.
Carmen Rasmussen
Assistant Professor
University of AlbertaBio
Dr. Rasmussen's research is focused on neurobehavioral functioning of children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Specifically, Dr. Rasmussen is interested in understanding the pattern of cognitive and neuropsychological deficits children with FASD display in the areas of executive functioning, mathematics, and memory. Dr. Rasmussen also has a special interest in the development and health of Aboriginal children. Dr. Rasmussen is currently involved in research projects looking at neurobehavioral deficits in children with FASD, autism, and Tourette Syndrome as well as prevention of FASD in Aboriginal communities and evaluating FASD intervention programs.
James Reynolds
Professor
Queen's University
jnr@queensu.ca
Bio
Dr. James Reynolds is a graduate of Queen’s University (B.Sc., 1982, Ph.D, 1987). His thesis research investigated the neurochemical mechanisms underlying heavy metal toxicity. Subsequently, he completed postdoctoral training at the Addiction Research Foundation and the University of Toronto. Dr. Reynolds’ first faculty position was at Memorial University in St. John's, Newfoundland. He returned to Queen's in 1995, where his research program has grown to encompass both basic and clinical investigations. Dr. Reynolds is a Full Professor in the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, and the Centre for Neuroscience Studies, at Queen's University. His research interests over the past 20 years have centred around studies on the effects of alcohol on brain function. In particular, his current research program is focused on understanding the mechanisms of brain injury, and the resulting behavioural and cognitive deficits, that are induced by prenatal exposure to alcohol. The long term goal is to understand how prenatal exposure to alcohol alters brain neurochemistry and structure, and thus brain function, in offspring. Dr. Reynolds has been funded by CIHR for interdisciplinary basic and clinical investigations into the cellular mechanisms and neurobehavioural consequences of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). He led a 7-member CIHR-funded New Emerging Team in FASD research, and is the Project Lead for the FASD Demonstration Project with Kids Brain Health Network.
David Rothwell
Assistant Professor
McGill UniversityBio

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Stephen Scherer
Director, The Centre for Applied Genomics
The Hospital for Sick ChildrenBio
Dr. Scherer examines the composition of the human genome for studies of genetic disease. His recent work characterizes structural variation in the human genome, and examines the role genetics has in autism. Long-standing endeavors include the study of human chromosome 7 as a model of the chromosomal basis of disease, and building genomics infrastructure to facilitate biomedical research. He co-discovered the phenomena of global copy number variation (CNVs) of DNA as the most common type of genetic variation in the human genome. His group has discovered numerous disease susceptibility genes and most recently has defined CNV and other genetic factors underlying autism spectrum disorder.
Michael Shevell
Pediatrician-in-Chief
McGill UniversityBio
Dr. Shevell's research interests focus on neonatal neurology and neurodevelopmental disabilities. He is particularly interested in the evaluation and outcomes of children with various neurodevelopmental disabilities as well as the identification and outcomes of children at risk for neurodevelopmental sequelae. Clinical interdisciplinary research focuses on the causes, consequences and care of early childhood developmental disability with particular reference to the following sub-groups; a) global developmental delay, b) developmental language impairment, c) cerebral palsy, d) congenital heart disease. Other interests are in the history and ethics of care of developmentally disadvantaged populations.
Keiko Shikako-Thomas
Assistant Professor
McGill UniversityBio

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Joanne Weinberg
Professor
University of British ColumbiaBio
Dr. Joanne Weinberg is a Professor in the Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences and a Distinguished University Scholar at the University of British Columbia. The research in Dr. Weinberg’s laboratory utilizes a rat model of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder to examine long-term effects of alcohol in utero on neuroendocrine and immune function. Studies aim to elucidate mechanisms underlying the increased incidence of secondary disabilities (mental health, behavior problems) and health problems in children with FASD. Her research is funded by NIH/NIAAA, Coast Capital Savings Depression Research Fund, and the Canadian Foundation on Fetal Alcohol Research. She is a co-leader of the FASD Project of Kids Brain Health Network.
Jerome Yager
Head of Pediatric Neurosciences
University of Alberta
jeromeyager@mac.com
Bio
Jerome Y. Yager is a clinician-scientist who joined the University of Alberta in 2003 as Professor and Head of the Section of Pediatric Neurosciences. Trained in Pediatric Neurology, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he then went on to complete his research training in applied basic sciences under Dr. Robert C. Vannucci, one of the grandfathers of Neonatal Neurology, at Pennsylvania State University. Subsequently, Dr. Yager became a Queen Elizabeth II and a Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada winning the first Henry J.M. Barnett Award, for the best research application to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in cerebrovascular disease in Canada (1997). Dr. Yager has focused his research in the area of perinatal brain injury, and specifically in the development of animal models reflecting human disease. Most recently, his focus has been on the elucidation of neuroprotective agents for the newborn experiencing a hypoxic-ischemic event. Dr. Yager’s Laboratory for Perinatal Brain Research has focused on intra- and post-ischemic hypothermia as a neuroprotectant, and the development of methods for preventing injury to the fetus in-utero, using complementary and alternative medicines. Dr. Yager a past-president of the Canadian Association for Child Neurology and co-Lead of the Cerebral Palsy Discovery Project for Kids Brain Health Network. His research has been consistently funded over the years by CIHR, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, and the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children Foundation, the WCHRI and The Alva Foundation.
Lonnie Zwaigenbaum
Co-Director
Glenrose Rehabilitation HospitalBio
Dr. Zwaigenbaum’s research focuses on early development in autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders. With the goals of identifying early behavioural and neurobiological markers of autism, his research group is following a high-risk cohort; namely, infant siblings of children with autism. Dr. Zwaigenbaum and his colleagues are also embarking on a longitudinal MRI study of these high-risk infants to help determine the relationship between abnormalities in brain growth and connectivity, and the onset and progression of behavioural manifestations of autism. Other research includes genetic studies of autism using molecular and genomic strategies, a national longitudinal study of developmental trajectories and outcomes in newly diagnosed preschool children with autism, and a qualitative study of the values, priorities and worldviews of families of children with autism. Other areas of interest include screening/early diagnosis, intervention studies, and epidemiology of autism.

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Network Investigators - Previously Funded

Name & Title

Employer & E-mail

Evdokia Anagnostou
Senior Clinician Scientist
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
eanagnostou@hollandbloorview.ca
Bio
Dr. Evdokia Anagnostou joined Bloorview Kids Rehab in 2008 as a clinician-scientist. Dr. Anagnostou was Assistant Professor and Clinical Director of the Seaver Autism Center of Excellence from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Dr. Anagnostou's primary appointment is in the Division of Developmental Medicine, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto a cross-appointment to the Division of Neurology, Department of Paediatics, University of Toronto at SickKids. Dr. Anagnostou completed medical school at McGill University in 1998 and her residency in child neurology in 2003. Dr. Anagnostou's research focuses on the psychopharmacology, neuroimaging and the development of clinical trials to test novel compounds for the treatment of autism and related disorders. Dr. Anagnostou is also studying the developmental trajectory of abnormalities in the frontostriatal circuitry in autism, and exploring the mechanisms of treatment response and side effects generation using fMRI, MR spectroscopy and DTI techniques.
Chris Bertram
Director, Human Performance Centre
University of the Fraser ValleyBio
Dr. Chris Bertram is the Director of the Human Performance Centre at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, British Columbia. Dr. Bertram’s area of expertise is in human motor learning and control. Currently, he is involved in a variety of research endeavors with a primary focus on novel intervention programs for children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). The program brings children with FASD together for an after-school motor skill enhancement program designed to capitalize on individual areas of strength. In addition, Dr. Bertram and his colleagues have begun to incorporate a therapeutic video games component to the program which is driven partially by EEG neurofeedback signals.
Brian Christie
Associate Professor
University of VictoriaBio
Dr. Christie trained at the University of Calgary with Dr. Brian Bland for his M.Sc., before travelling to New Zealand to do his Ph.D. with Dr. Wickliffe Abraham at the University of Otago. As a PDF, he trained with Dr. Dan Johnston at Baylor College of Medicine (Houston), and then Dr. Terrence Sejnowski at the Salk Institute. After 2 years at the University of South Dakota School of Medicine, Dr. Christie moved to UBC as an assistant professor and was promoted to associate professor in 2006. With the opening of the Island Medical Program, Dr. Christie moved to Victoria in 2007, where he is currently an Associate Professor in the Division of Medical Sciences (University of Victoria) and the Island Medical Program (University of British Columbia). He has received a number of awards, including a Michael Smith Foundation Senior Scholar and several mentoring awards. Dr. Christie has published over 66 refereed papers, and 25 in the past 5 years. Dr. Christie’s laboratory currently is composed of with 4 M.Sc, 3 Ph.D, 2 technicians and 3 PDF trainees. He has graduated 4 M.Sc. and 4 Ph.D. students in the past 5 years. He is well-funded, and holds grants from CIHR, NSERC, CFI and the Brown Family Foundation, in addition to his Kids Brain Health Network award.
Albert Chudley
Professor, Medical Director, Genetics and Metabolism
University of ManitobaBio
Dr. Albert (Ab) Chudley is Medical Director of the Genetics and Metabolism Program and is a Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Child Health, Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, University of Manitoba. His clinical and research interests are in the areas of dysmorphology; the recognition, delineation and prevention of birth defects, including fetal alcohol syndrome; developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorders; gene mapping and gene discovery. He has authored or co-authored over 350 scientific publications, book chapters and abstracts related to medical genetics and birth defects. He is a former President of the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists. He is a recipient of the Founder’s Award from the CCMG for outstanding achievement and exceptional contributions to Medical Genetics.
Ann Marie Craig
Professor
University of British ColumbiaBio
Dr. Ann Marie Craig is Canada Research Chair in Neurobiology and Professor of Psychiatry at the Brain Research Centre at the University of British Columbia. She obtained her PhD at the University of Western Ontario and postdoctoral training with mentor Dr. Gary Banker. After establishing her laboratory at the University of Illinois and then Washington University in the USA, Dr. Craig was pleased to move her research program back to Canada in 2005. Her research team studies the development of synaptic connections between brain cells and how such connections may be altered in neurodevelopmental disorders.
Jason de Koning
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Marie-Pierre Dube
Université de Montréal
marie-pierre.dube@umontreal.ca
Bio
Marie-Pierre Dubé is assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at Université de Montréal and leads the statistical genetics research group at the Montreal Heart Institute. She works on the genetic epidemiology of heart diseases. She also directs the statistical analysis for a large pharmacogenomic study at the Montreal Heart Institute on drug efficacy and toxicity of lipid lowering drugs used in the treatment of dyslipidemias and atherosclerosis. Marie-Pierre completed her Ph.D. on the topic of statistical genetics at McGill University in 1999, followed by postdoctoral work at University of Toronto in genetic epidemiology of cancer. Before coming to Université de Montréal, she directed the statistical genetics group at Xenon Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where she participated in the discovery of important disease genes in the areas of dyslipidemia, iron metabolism, and neurological development and function.
Éric Fombonne
Autism Research Training Program Director, Canada Research Chair in Child Psychiatry, McGill University
McGill UniversityBio
Eric Fombonne, MD, FRCP, is a professor of psychiatry and an epidemiologist. He directs the child psychiatry division at McGill University in Canada and the psychiatry department at the Montreal Children's Hospital, where he played a key role in the launch of its autism clinic. Fombonne is also the Canada Research Chair in child psychiatry. His research focuses on epidemiological investigations of childhood mental illness and related risk factors, with a particular focus on the epidemiology of autism. Fombonne is a permanent member of a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) study section and has been appointed to a special National Institute of Health (NIH) advisory board for autism research programs. In October, 2002 he became the president of the Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of Canada (APCAPC).
Ghassan Hamarneh
Associate Professor
Simon Fraser UniversityBio
Ghassan Hamarneh is an Associate Professor of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University. He is the co-founder/director of the Medical Image Analysis Lab at SFU, a Senior Member of IEEE, and a Senior member of ACM. He was a visiting professor at INRIA and École Central Paris, France (2010-2011). Before joining SFU as an Assistant Professor (2003), he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto and the Hospital for Sick Children (2001-2003). He completed his PhD (2001), Masters (with distinction) (1997) and Bachelors (1995) degrees at the University of Toronto, Chalmers University of Technology, and the University of Jordan. His primary research interests are in medical image analysis and computational intelligence for biomedicine. He has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and about 100 other publications including open science journals, book chapters, abstracts, and technical reports.
Krista Hyde
Assistant Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology, Faculty of Medicine
McGill University
krista.hyde@mcgill.ca
Bio
Dr. Krista Hyde is an Assistant Professor, in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology, at McGill University, and a Medical Scientist at the Montreal Children's Hospital Research Institute. Dr. Hyde's research focuses on auditory brain and behavioral development in both typical development and atypical development, and in particular in autism spectrum disorders. She also studies brain plasticity as a function of specialized training such as music. Dr. Hyde uses a multi-disciplinary research approach using MRI brain imaging techniques of structure and function in combination with behavior. Dr. Hyde is a network investigator on the Kids Brain Health Network autism spectrum disorder study of brain imaging and genetics in Montreal. The identification of informative ASD brain and genetic biomarkers could transform clinical practice, facilitating earlier diagnosis, more effective and individualized treatment planning, and ultimately, the development of targeted interventions aimed at improving long-term outcomes.
Grace Iarocci
Associate Professor
Simon Fraser UniversityBio

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Patti Janssen
Professor
University of British ColumbiaBio

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Elizabeth Kelley
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Queen's UniversityBio
Dr. Elizabeth Kelley completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at York University in 2000, and received her PhD in Developmental Psychology from the University of Connecticut in 2006, whereupon she accepted a position in the Psychology Department at Queen's University. Dr. Kelley has a wide range of research interests related to both typical and atypical development, and has published in a number of prestigious journals including "Child Development", "Current Directions in Psychological Science" and the "Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders". She has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Canadian Foundation for Innovation, Autism Speaks and Kids Brain Health Network.
Kimberly Kerns
Associate Professor
University of VictoriaBio
Dr. Kerns' research interests are in developmental and pediatric clinical neuropsychology. Particular areas of interest include aspects of cognitive processing such as attention, memory, and executive functions. Clinical populations of interest are children with ADHD, acquired brain injury, and prenatal alcohol exposure. Dr. Kerns' clinical interests are in learning approaches and pediatric cognitive rehabilitation as well as child & family social and emotional functioning.
Michael Kobor
Assistant Professor
University of British ColumbiaBio
Dr. Kobor's major area of research is the molecular biology of chromatin structures and their role in chromosome biology and genome function in health and disease, contributing to a detailed understanding of the principal mechanisms underlying diseases in the context of chromatin. Research in the Kobor laboratory touches on some of the fundamental questions in chromatin biology, applying innovative genomic and proteomic technologies. These queries include how distinct chromosomal neighbourhoods are established, how they function and interact with enzymes involved in DNA metabolism, what the functional differences between histone variants and canonical histones are, and how chromatin-remodeling complexes are regulated.
Marco Marra
Director
BC Cancer AgencyBio

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Anton Miller
Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics (Developmental Pediatrics)
University of British ColumbiaBio

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Tim Oberlander
Professor
University of British ColumbiaBio
Dr. Oberlander studies how early social experience influences biobehavioral development during childhood. His work understanding early child development extends from molecular and genetic studies to behavioral outcomes in childhood that reflect the context in which the child lives. The three main research areas are 1. Developmental effects of prenatal psychotropic medication exposure, 2. Biobehavioral neural gradients in child development and community context and 3. Pain and children with developmental disabilities. Research methodologies utilized include behavioral state regulation, non invasive stress measures, measures of genetic and epigenetic-environment interactions reflecting the impact of early experience, and population-based linked child health data.
Wendy Roberts
Developmental Paediatrician
University of TorontoBio
Trained at the University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children, Dr. Wendy Roberts followed up a Developmental Paediatric Fellowship with eight years of part-time academic and community practice and developmental paediatrics before returning to SickKids in a full-time academic position. She is currently involved in many research projects examining the impact of early identification of autism as well as its genetic origins and therapeutic interventions. Dr. Roberts was instrumental in bringing gold-standard autism assessment protocols to Canada, and helped to secure funding for an autism research unit at The Hospital for Sick Children. She is currently Co-Director of the Autism Research Unit at SickKids, Developmental Paediatrician at Bloorview Kids Rehab as well as a full professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto.
Stephen Scott
Professor
Queen's UniversityBio

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Peter Szatmari
Director
Canadian Autism Intervention Research NetworkBio
Dr. Szatmari's is a child psychiatrist whose investigative interests fall broadly into areas of psychiatric and genetic epidemiology, specifically: 1) charting the developmental trajectory of children with autism spectrum disorder; and 2) understanding the genetic architecture of ASD through a precise delineation of intermediate and sub-phenotypes.
Susan Walker
The Hospital for Sick ChildrenBio

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Daryl Wilson
Assistant Professor
Queen's UniversityBio
Dr. Daryl Wilson received his PhD in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Toronto in 2003. Following a post-doctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University, he joined the Psychology Department at Queen's University in 2006. Dr. Wilson is interested in the control processes that we use to flexibly control our perceptions, memories, and actions. Recent research examines limitations in attentional control, the cortical mechanisms that underlie attentional control, and the extent to which control processes can be improved via training. His research has been funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Canadian Foundation for Innovation, and Kids Brain Health Network.
Pia Wintermark
Assistant Professor
Montreal Children's HospitalBio
Dr. Pia Wintermark seeks to understand the causes and consequences of brain injuries in very sick newborns. Her laboratory uses both clinical research (including advanced neuroimaging techniques and bedside monitoring) and basic science techniques to understand mechanisms underlying these brain injuries and develop therapies to prevent or repair these injuries. The goal of the laboratory is to develop innovative solutions to improve the future neurodevelopmental outcome of these newborns.

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Associate Investigators

Name & Title

Employer & E-mail

May Abou Zahra
Assistant Professor
Acadia University
Yasser Ad-Dab'bagh
Child Psychiatrist; Neuroscientist
McGill University
Julia Alleyne
Dana Anaby
Assistant Professor
McGill University
Linda Andersen
Peter Anderson
Clinical Neuropsychologist
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Gail Andrew
Medical Director Glenrose FASD Clinical Services
Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital
Daniel Ansari
Associate Scientist, Division of Children’s Health and Therapeutics; Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
University of Western Ontario
Anthony Bailey
Professor
Warneford Hospital
Deryk Beal
Clinician-Scientist
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Anne-Claude Bedard
Assistant Professor
University of Toronto
Michal Begin
Developmental Pediatrician
Hadassah Medical Center
Emily Bell
Manager Desjardins Centre for Advanced Training
Armando Bertone
Assistant Professor
McGill University
Nathalie Berube
Associate Professor
Western University
Elaine Biddiss
Scientist; Assistant Professor
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Gunnar Blohm
Assistant Professor in Computational Neuroscience
Queen's University
Francois Bolduc
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
University of Alberta
Virginia Bourget
Derek Bowie
Professor & Director of GEPROM
McGill University
Signe Bray
Assistant Professor
University of Calgary
Jim Brien
Professor
Queen's University
Marie Brossard-Racine
Assistant Professor
McGill University
Richard Brown
Professor
Dalhousie University
Michael Brudno
Assistant Professor
University of Toronto
David Buckley
Jacob Burack
Professor
McGill University
Priscilla Burnham Riosa
Assistant Professor
Brock University
Catherine Cameron
Honorary Professor
University of British Columbia
Marsha Campbell-Yeo
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Clinician Scientist, Associate Professor School of Nursing
IWK Health Centre Foundation (Halifax)
Christine Chambers
Professor and Canada Research Chair
Dalhousie University & IWK Health Centre
Andrea Chernin
Medical Hospitalist
East Coast Forensic Hospital
Douglas Cheyne
Associate Professor / Senior Scientist
The Hospital for Sick Children
Taylor Chomiak
Staff Scientist & Adjunct Assistant Professor
University of Calgary
Sterling Clarren
CEO and Scientific Director
University of British Columbia
Emma Climie
Assistant Professor
University of Calgary
Michael Colicos
Associate Professor
The Hotchkiss Brain Institute
Melanie Couture
Assistant Professor
Sherbrooke University
Suzanne Curtin
Associate Professor
University of Calgary
Amedeo D'Angiulli
Professor
Carleton University
Deborah Dewey
Professor
University of Calgary
Graziella Di Cristo
Assistant Professor
Université de Montréal
graziella.dicristo@recherche-ste-justine.qc.ca
Nina Di Pietro
Postdoctoral Fellow
Douglas College
Adele Diamond
Canada Research Chair Tier 1 Professor
University of British Columbia
David Eisenstat
Division Director, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Palliative Care
University of Alberta
eisensta@ualberta.ca
Margaret Fahnestock
Professor
McMaster University
Tiago Falk
Assistant Professor
Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique
Bridget Fernandez
Associate Professor
Memorial University
Veronique Flamand
Assistant Professor
Université Laval
Jane Foster
Associate Professor
McMaster University
Martin Frasch
Assistant Professor
Université de Montréal
Liisa Galea
Professor
University of British Columbia
Luke Gauthier
Orthopaedic Surgeon
IWK Health Centre Foundation (Halifax)
Veronica Ghazarian
Professional Practice Leader, Occupational Therapist, SHSS and pediatrics
Saint Elizabeth
Sylvie Girard
Assistant Professor
Sainte-Justine Hospital Research Centre
Helly Goez
Courtney Green
Manager of Research Development
CanFASD
Ruth Grunau
Professor
University of British Columbia
Gillian Hanley
Assistant Professor
University of British Columbia
Ashley Harris
Assistant Professor
University of Calgary
Gina Harrison
Associate Professor
University of Victoria
Heather Henderson
Associate Professor
University of Waterloo
Geoffrey Hicks
Regenerative Medicine, and Associate Professor
University of Manitoba
Sandra Hodgetts
Assistant Professor
University of Alberta
Anne-Lise Holahan
Pediatric Neuropsychologist
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Liisa Holsti
Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair
Mary Jane Hornaas
Gabriella Horvath
Shannon Johnson
Associate Professor, Psychology
Dalhousie University
Suzanne Johnson
Program Manager
MediGene Services Inc.
Bhushan Kapur
Kathy Keiver
Faculty

kathy.keiver@ufv.ca
Muralidharan Kesavan
Associate Professor
National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHNS)
Louise Koclas
Julie Koudys
Assistant Professor
Brock University
Sri Krishnan
Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Signal Analysis and Professor
Ryerson University
Deborah Kurrasch
Assistant Professor, Medical Genetics
University of Calgary
Céline Lamarre
Bruce Lanphear
Clinician Scientist
Child & Family Research Institute
Nancy Lanphear
Senior Medical Director, Sunny Hill Health Centre for Childre
Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children
Anna Lehman
Assistant Professor
BC Children's Hospital
Jennifer Leo
Postoctoral Researcher
Abilities Centre
Danielle Levac
Post-Doctoral Fellow
University of Ottawa
Stephen Lomber
Professor
University of Western Ontario
Christine Loock
Katelyn Lowe
Clinical Director
The Sinneave Family Foundation
Jan Lutke
Karon MacLean
Professor
University of British Columbia
Frank MacMaster
Cuthbertson and Fischer Chair in Paediatric Mental Health
University of Calgary
Janet Mah
Psychologist
BC Children's Hospital
Krisztina Malisza
Désirée Maltais
Associate Profession and Researcher
Université Laval
Piushkumar Mandhane
Associate Professor
University of Alberta
Paola Marignani
Scientist
Dalhousie University
Hassan Marzban
Assistant Professor
University of Manitoba
Chris Maxwell
Assistant Professor
University of British Columbia
Tara McAuley
Assistant Professor of Psychology
University of Waterloo
Adam McCrimmin
Assistant Professor
University of Calgary
Daphne McCulloch
Professor
University of Waterloo
Audrey McFarlane
Strategic Director
The Canada Northwest FASD Research Network
Serge McGraw
Assistant Research Professor
CHU Ste-Justine Research Centre
Kaitlyn McLachlan
Clinical Forensic Psychologist/PhD Candidate
St. Joseph Hospital, Hamilton
kmclachl@stjosham.on.ca
Robert McMahon
Professor, BC Leadership chair
Simon Fraser University
Carlo Menon
Professor
Simon Fraser University
Gerlinde Metz
Associate Professor
University of Lethbridge
Fiona Miller
Associate Professor
University of Toronto
Aleksandra Mineyko
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Calgary
Kishore Mulpuri
Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children
Doug Munoz
Director
Queen's University
doug_munoz@biomed.queensu.ca
Diane Munz
Kara Murias
Resident
University of Calgary
Kathryn Murphy
McMaster University
Sarah Nikkel
Sebastien Normand
Assistant Professor
Université du Québec en Outaouais
Lise Olsen
Assistant Professor
University of British Columbia Okanagan
Ipek Oruc
Assistant Professor
University of British Columbia
Lucy Osborne
Associate Professor
University of Toronto
Jacqueline Pei
Assistant Professor
Adrienne Perry
Professor
York University
Nicole Pigeon
Quentin Pittman
Professor
University of Calgary
Maria Pompeiano
Associate Professor
McGill University
Marco Prado
University of Western Ontario
Denise Pugash
Radiologist
BC Women's Hospital
Mojgan Rastegar
Assistant Professor
University of Manitoba
Peter Reiner
Professor
University of British Columbia
Bryan Richardson
Professor and Chair
University of Western Ontario
Philippe Robaey
Professor of Psychiatry
University of Ottawa
Peter Rosenbaum
Professor, Tier 1 CRC
McMaster University
A. Jane Roskams
Professor
University of British Columbia
Dawa Samdup
James Sanders
University of Lethbridge
Carol Schuurmans
Professor
University of Calgary
Sidney Segalowitz
Professor
Brock University
Ronald Garth Smith
Developmental Pediatrician, Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Queen's University
Veronica Smith
Associate Professor
University of Alberta
Laurie Snider
Associate Professor
McGill University
Marla Sokolowski
Professor
University of Toronto
Isabelle Soulieres
Assistant Professor
Universite de Quebec a Montreal
Kaye Spratt
Scientist; Director, Preclinical Development
Sangamo BioSciences Inc.
Greg Stanisz
Ryan Stevenson
Postdoctoral Fellow; Assistant Professor
University of Western Ontario
Sylvia Stockler
Professor
University of British Columbia
Pat Stroman
Jane Summers
Psychologist
McMaster Children's Hospital
Heidi Sveistrup
Professor; Vice Dean, Research & Graduate Studies
University of Ottawa
Anne Synnes
Neonataologist, Clinical Professor and Director of CNFUN
Provincial Health Services Authority
Margot Taylor
Director of Functional Neuroimaging
The Hospital for Sick Children
Christine Tipper
Research Associate/Assistant Professor
University of British Columbia
Mark Tremblay
Director
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute
Hasan Uludag
Professor
University of Alberta
Larry Unsworth
Associate Professor/Principle Investigator
University of Alberta/NRC
Tracy Vaillancourt
Associate Professor; Canada Research Chair
University of Ottawa
Esias van Rensburg
Developmental Pediatrician
Provincial Health Services Authority
Alexander Velumian
Claude Vincent
Full professor and researcher
Université Laval
John Vincent
Senior Scientist
CAMH Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Naznin Virji-Babul
Assistant Professor
University of British Columbia
Joanne Volden
Professor
University of Alberta
Charlotte Waddell
Simon Fraser University
Lucie Wade
Senior Academic Fellow in Clinical and Organizational Ethics
University of Toronto
Rosanna Weksberg
Senior Associate Scientist
The Hospital for Sick Children
Ellen Wood
Neurologist
Dalhousie University
Virginia Wright
Associate Professor
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Jaynie Yang
Professor
University of Alberta
Farah Zahir
Assistant Professor
Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Jill Zwicker
Assistant Professor
University of British Columbia

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Initial Investigators

Name & Title

Employer & E-mail

Ronald Barr
Professor; Tier 1 CRC
University of British Columbia
Bruce Bjornson
Associate Clinical Professor
University of British Columbia
Tom Boyce
Professor;
University of British Columbia
Lara Boyd
Assistant Professor; Tier 2 CRC
University of British Columbia
Jessica Brian
Technical Staff; Clinician Investigator & Psychologist
Jim Brien
Professor
Queen's University
Richard Brown
Professor
Dalhousie University
Max Cynader
Director
Brain Research Centre
Marc Del Bigio
Professor
David Eisenstat
Division Director, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Palliative Care
University of Alberta
eisensta@ualberta.ca
Jan Friedman
Acting Executive Director; CFRI Senior Clinician Scientist; CFRI Professor Medical Genetics
University of British Columbia
Deborah Giaschi
Professor
University of British Columbia
Ruth Grunau
Professor
University of British Columbia
Richard Hawkes
Professor Department of Cell Biology & Anatomy; Senior Associate Dean
University of Calgary
Michael Hayden
Professor; Tier 1 CRC
University of British Columbia
Anthony Herdman
Michael Smith Scholar; Assistant Professor
Simon Fraser University
Clyde Hertzman
Professor; Tier 1 CRC
University of British Columbia
William Honer
Professor; Jack Bell Chair, Schizophrenia Research
University of British Columbia
Sheila Innis
Professor
University of British Columbia
K.S. Joseph
Professor
University of British Columbia
Michael Kobor
Assistant Professor
University of British Columbia
Bryan Kolb
Professor
University of Lethbridge
Evelyn Lambe
Assistant Professor, Tier 2 CRC
University of Toronto
Suzanne Lewis
Associate Clinical Professor
University of British Columbia
Catherine Limperopoulos
Assistant Professor
McGill University
Bruce McNaughton
Professor, AHFMR Polaris Investigator
University of Lethbridge
Michael Meaney
James McGill Professor
McGill University
Ravi Menon
Professor; Tier 1 CRC, UWO
University of Western Ontario
Freda Miller
Professor; Senior Scientist, Tier 1 CRC
The Hospital for Sick Children
Timothy O'Connor
Associate Professor
University of British Columbia
Tim Oberlander
Professor
University of British Columbia
Catharine Rankin
Professor
University of British Columbia
Urs Ribary
Professor
Simon Fraser University
Bryan Richardson
Professor and Chair
University of Western Ontario
Stuart Shanker
Professor; Tier 1 CRC
York University
Isabel Smith
Co-Principal Investigator
IWK Health Centre Foundation (Halifax)
Moshe Szyf
Professor
McGill University
Derek van der Kooy
Professor
University of Toronto
Wyeth Wasserman
CFRI Executive Director; UBC Faculty of Medicine Associate Dean, Research, CFRI
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
Daniel Weeks
Professor; Vice President, Research
University of Lethbridge
Janet Werker
Professor, Tier 1 CRC
University of British Columbia
Ian Whishaw
Professor
University of Lethbridge

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Network Trainees

Name & Title

Employer & E-mail

Babak Alipanahi
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Toronto
Shawn Andrews
Graduate Student
Simon Fraser University
Vanessa Bao
Doctoral Student
McGill University
Paolo Bazzigaluppi
Postdoctoral Fellow
Toronto Western Research Institute
Emily Bremer
PhD Candidate
McMaster University
M. Ariel Cascio
Postdoctoral Researcher
Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM)
Lawrence Chen
Doctoral Student
McGill University
Andrea Constantinof
Doctoral Student
University of Toronto
Trish Domi
Postdoctoral research fellow
The Hospital for Sick Children
Laura Donovan
Postdoctoral Fellow
The Hospital for Sick Children
Emily Gardiner
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of British Columbia
Sarah Hutchison
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of British Columbia
Sara Izadi
Doctoral Student
University of British Columbia
Katrina Kully-Martens
PhD Student
University of Alberta
Vivian Lam
Ph.D. Student
University of British Columbia
Szuszu Lindenmaier
Doctoral Student
The Hospital for Sick Children
Graham Little
Doctoral Student
University of Alberta
Alexandre Lussier
Doctoral Student
University of British Columbia
Sabah Master
Postdoctoral Fellow
The Hospital for Sick Children
Rebecca Merkley
Postdoctoral fellow
University of Western Ontario
Regula Neuenschwander
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of British Columbia
Kieran O'Donnell
Post-Doctoral Fellow
McGill University
Angelina Paolozza
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Toronto
Jelena Popic
Postdoctoral Fellow
McGill University
Kathryn Post
Doctoral Student
University of British Columbia
Sarah Raza
Doctoral Student
University of Alberta
Crystal Ruff
Postdoctoral Fellow
University Health Network (Ontario)
Veronica Schiariti
Postdoctoral fellow
University of British Columbia
Keiko Shikako-Thomas
Assistant Professor
McGill University
Katarzyna Stepien
Ph.D. Student
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
Kamila Szulc
Postdoctoral Fellow
The Hospital for Sick Children
Sukhpreet Tamana
Postdoctoral fellow
University of Alberta
Julia Wei
M.Sc. Candidate
University of British Columbia
Yicheng Xie
Postdoctoral research fellow
University of British Columbia
Farah Zahir
Assistant Professor
Hamad Bin Khalifa University

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