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New University Centre for Neuroscience Director Appointed
The Centre for Neuroscience is pleased to welcome our new director, Dr. John Greer, effective July 1, 2012.
Dr. Greer has been an active member of the Centre since joining the University of Alberta in 1992 as an assistant professor and AHFMR Scholar in the Department of Physiology. Dr. Greer is an alumnus of the U of A where he received his PhD in 1988 working under the supervision of Richard Stein in the Department of Physiology. He completed Post-Doctoral Fellowships at UCLA in Los Angeles, California under the supervision of Dr. Jack Feldman. He is an AHFMR Scientist and holds CIHR grants in two primary areas of research pertaining to neuromuscular control of breathing. The first CIHR funded research project has led to the development of a novel pharmacological therapy for overcoming respiratory depression caused by analgesics, anaesthetics and certain disease states that has advanced to early phase clinical trials. In the second funded initiative, his laboratory is prominent in studies of the pathogenesis and etiology of the developmental anomaly called congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Greer acted as the Graduate Program Coordinator for the Centre for Neuroscience from 2005-2008. He is currently an active member of the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute Planning Committee at the University of Alberta. Dr. Greer has supervised numerous graduate students and taught several courses in Physiology, Neuroscience and Respiration. We look forward to the enthusiasm and novel initiatives that Dr. Greer will bring to the Centre.
10:00 - 11:00 AM
3003 Katz Group Centre
"Astrocyte roles in CNS disorders."
Speaker: Dr. Michael Sofroniew, Professor, Department of Neurobiology, UCLA.
01:00 - 02:00 PM
3003 Katz Group Centre
"Promoting neuroplasticity to repair the injured spinal cord."
Speaker: Nina Weishaupt, Final PhD Defense Seminar.
The Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Scholarship is the most prestigious graduate award offered by the University of Alberta. Both students are members of Dr. Clayton Dickson's lab.
Dr. Jaynie Yang and Dr. Monica Gorassini are launching a provincial study to determine how intense physical therapy at a young age could help babies who suffered strokes. The study comes after positive results were found in a smaller pilot project involving five children.