Neuroscience / Cognitive Science

Professor
Expertise

Cell biology, genetics, model systems, development of the nervous system, glia, barriers in the body

phone: 6048221977
Professor
Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Expertise

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), genetics, neurobiology, brain imaging, mental health

6048224324
Professor
Expertise

Synapse biology, neuroscience, neurodevelopmental biology, cellular and molecular approaches

 

6048224746
Professor
Expertise

Sensorimotor physiology, vestibular, standing balance, perception, whiplash, neck, robotics

phone: 6048273372
Professor, CIHR Delegate & Health Research Advisor to the VP Research
Expertise

Brain, neuroscience, rehabilitation, neuroplasticity, learning, motor learning, stroke, educational neuroplasticity, MRI, functional MRI, transcranial magnetic stimulation, healthy aging, exercise

6048273369
Professor
Director, Centre for Gambling Research at UBC
Expertise

Gambling, problem gambling, addiction, decision-making, reward, cognitive neuroscience

phone: 6048270618
Assistant Professor
Expertise

Fatigue, balance, aging, vestibular system, motor control, sensorimotor, neuromuscular physiology, endurance, neurophysiology

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Professor
Expertise

Dopamine, reward, decision making, frontal lobes, addiction

phone: 6048275313
President’s Excellence Chair in Brain Health
Professor
Expertise

brain imaging, clinical neuroscience, computational psychiatry, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, mood disorders

6048272767
Associate Professor
Expertise

Visual perception, haptic perception, audition, gustation, olfaction, cognition, evolutionary psychology, ecological approach to perception, public education about blindness, psychological aspects of advocacy, rehabilitation, health, stress management, picture perception, wellness, blindness, guide dog training, drawing development

2508079383
Clinical Assistant Professor
Expertise

Genetic counselling, genetic counseling, psychiatry, mental illness, postpartum depression, reproductive mental health, prenatal genetic screening, Down syndrome, disability, pharmacogenetics, pharmacogenomics, personalized medicine, antidepressants, antidepressant use in pregnancy, decision making in pregnancy, human genome, gene mutation

phone: 6048752000
Professor of Neurology
Director, Neuroethics Canada
Expertise

Neuroethics, neuroscience and ethics, neurogenetics, neuroimaging, global health, health policy

Dr. Illes is a world-reknowned pioneer of the field of neuroethics that was formally established in early 2000 to directly align biomedical ethics with neuroscience in research, clinical practice, and the commercialization of brain health. She received her PhD from Stanford University, and holds faculty appointments at UBC, the University of Washington in Seattle, and Clare Hall at Cambridge University in England. She is co-lead of the Canadian Brain Research Strategy of the International Brain Initiative, and sits on numerous advisory boards, including the Standing Committee on Ethics and the Institute for Neuroscience Mental Health and Addiction of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. She also is a newly appointed Director-at-Large of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Dr. Illes is often asked to provide expert consultation and testimony on ethics matters involving conflict of interest, neuroprivacy, and ownership of research data, governance, and regulation. She received the Order of Canada, the country’s highest citizen award, in 2017.

phone: 6048220746
Professor
Expertise

Movement, control, balance, equilibrium, spinal cord, vestibular, neuroscience, physical therapy

phone: 6048221626
Professor
BC Leadership Chair in Depression Research
Expertise

Seasonal affective disorder, winter depression, antidepressants, light therapy, depression, clinical guidelines, circadian rhythms, melatonin, serotonin, dopamine, noradrenaline, tryptophan, cognition, technology, eHealth, mHealth, guidelines, biomarkers, diagnosis, internet, mental illness

phone: 6048227325
Associate Professor
Expertise

Walking, spinal cord injury, physical therapy, rehabilitation, movement, neuroscience

phone: 6048273165
phone: 6046758807
Program Director
Clinical Associate Professor
Expertise

Anesthesiology, pain medicine, pain interventions, autonomic nervous system, rehabilitation, opioids, pain training, point of care, ultrasound, community clinics, regional pain services, movement rehabilitation, yoga, nutrition, prevention, post surgical pain, post trauma pain, headaches, back pain, whiplash, abdominal, fibromyalgia, widespread pain, neuropathic pain, chronic disease, Royal College pain medicine subspecialty, practice based evidence, injury prevention, post surgical care, non opioid pain services, myofacial release, IMS

6045669101
Professor
Expertise

Genetic brain diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, Huntington disease, frontotemporal dementia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, ataxia

phone: 6048753801