Brain injury is a disruption in the normal function of the brain and encompasses many conditions including stroke, concussion and traumatic brain injury. Our researchers have made great strides in understanding the fundamental science underlying these conditions with respect to how certain events lead to brain injury and the ways in which neurons are impaired after the brain is injured. Another important avenue of research is exploring treatments and therapies that could improve rewiring of the brain in order to facilitate recovery from these injuries.

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Name and Contact Info Title Research Interests
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
concussion , mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Associate Professor, Division of Medical Sciences, University of Victoria
Professor, Division of Medical Sciences, University of Victoria
hippocampus, synaptic plasticity, neurogenesis, exercise, mild traumatic brain injury, concussion, fragile-x syndrome, prenatal ethanol exposure, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, depression
Professor and Undergraduate Program Director, School of Biomedical Engineering, UBC
Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
ophthalmology, neuroplasticity, neurodegeneration, Huntington disease, stroke, glaucoma, nervous system
Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
stroke, neuroplasticity, spinal cord injury, rehabilitation, physical therapy
Professor, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
stroke, clinical trials, cerebral venous thrombosis, cerebral small vessel disease, cognition, risk stratification, patient-centred outcomes
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology and Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Artificial intelligence, machine learning, ultrasound imaging, image-guided surgery, computer-aided diagnostics, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, traumatic brain injury, brain health, liver and lung disease, endometriosis
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, UBC
bioinformatics, systems biology, Alzheimer disease, neurodegenerative diseases, metabolomics
Professor, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
neuroethics, neurotechnology, neuroimaging, neurodegeneration, dementia, regenerative medicine
Professor, Department of Medical Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Adjunct Professor, Department of Medical Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Associate Professor, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
MRI, multiple sclerosis
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, UBC
Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
spinal cord injury
Associate Professor, Department of Radiology and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
MRI, multiple sclerosis, neurodegeneration, neuropathology, spinal cord injury
Professor Emeritus of Radiology and Associate Member Medicine (Neurology), Faculty of Medicine, UBC
multiple sclerosis, MRI, clinical trials
Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
aging, cognition, clinical trial, spinal cord injury, hip health, falls prevention
Philips MR Clinical Scientist, UBC MRI Research Centre
magnetic resonance imaging, magnetic resonance spectroscopy
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
stroke, traumatic brain injury, foundational science
Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
neurodegeneration, Retina, Eye, Biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease, Neuroinflammation, Glia Activation, Drug Discovery, Gene Treatment
Professor, Michael Smith Laboratories and Department of Medical Genetics, UBC
Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience, University of Lethbridge
Associate Professor, Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Cellular and molecular neuroscience
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
stroke, depression, neuroplasticity, imaging, foundational science
Professor, Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
developmental neuroscience, basic science
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
concussion, traumatic brain injury, addiction and mental health
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
fMRI, MRI, developmental neuroscience, imaging, multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease, concussion, traumatic brain injury
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
epilepsy, autism, schizophrenia, neurodegeneration, developmental neuroscience, basic science
Associate Professor, Medical Sciences and Associate Director, Centre for Biomedical Research, University of Victoria
neuroplasticity, neurite growth, neurodevelopment, ion channels, receptor trafficking
Professor Emeritus, Division of Sports Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Professor, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, UBC
Professor, Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
neuromyelitis optica (NMO), MRI, MS-CCSVI, clinical trials, multiple sclerosis
Professor, School of Health and Exercise Sciences, UBCO
concussion, intimate partner violence, sensorimotor control, cerebrovascular physiology
Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
traumatic brain injury, mTBI, mild traumatic brain injury, concussion, imaging , developmental neuroscience, cognition
Professor, Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
neuroplasticity, stroke, epilepsy, foundational science
Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Alzheimer disease, dementia, metabolism, cardiovascular system, neurodegeneration, concussion, traumatic brain injury
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Division of Medical Sciences, University of Victoria

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