Research in this area is focused on how the brain interprets and organizes sensory information, as well as how the brain facilitates motor behaviours. The Centre is home to researchers who focus on understanding how we are able to process information in the world around us. Many teams focus their research on movement disorders, including core features of Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Huntington’s disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), from both a foundational and clinical perspective.

Research is aimed at better understanding the cellular mechanisms and brain circuit changes underlying these disorders, as well as clinical trials to test novel therapies, in order to improve diagnosis, treatment, and overall quality of life for people living with a movement disorder.

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Related Researchers

Learn more about the clinical and foundational scientists who are studying sensory/motor systems and movement disorders.

Name and Contact Info Title Research Interests
Assistant Professor, Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
nervous system, neurodegeneration, drosophilia
Professor, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, UBC
systems neuroscience
Assistant Professor, Division of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Parkinson’s disease, imaging, dementia, cognition
Professor and Head, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, UBC
nervous system, developmental neuroscience, glial cells, gliotactin
Professor, Medicine (Neurology), Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Psychology, UBC
Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
neuroplasticity, stroke, nervous system, rehabilitation, behaviour
Professor, Division of Neurology Faculty of Medicine, UBC
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer disease, dementia, neurodegeneration, protein misfolding, prion diseases, Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
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 Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Parkinson’s disease, depression, cognition, dopamine
Assistant Professor, Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology), University of Victoria
Neuropsychology, fMRI, DTI, MRI, imaging, multiple sclerosis (MS, Alzheimer disease
Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
ophthalmology, dyslexia, amblyopia, fMRI, MRI, motion perception, developmental neuroscience
Professor, Department of Medical Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Associate Professor, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, UBC
systems neuroscience
Professor, Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
autism, epilepsy, neuroplasticity, developmental neuroscience
Associate Professor, School of Audiology and Speech Sciences, UBC
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
Associate Professor, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
MRI, multiple sclerosis
Associate Professor, Radiology/Urologic Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
MRI, cancer, spinal cord injury
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Clinical Associate Professor, Divison of Neurology, Department of Medicine, UBC
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, electrophysiology, cytoskeleton, Drosophila, neuromuscular junction, muscle
Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC
Associate Professor, Department of Radiology and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
MRI, multiple sclerosis, neurodegeneration, neuropathology, spinal cord injury
Professor, Department of Medical Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Professor Emeritus of Radiology and Associate Member Medicine (Neurology), Faculty of Medicine, UBC
multiple sclerosis, MRI, clinical trials
Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
biobank, neuropathology, dementia, neurodegeneration, clinical trials
Assistant Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science, UBC
cognitive representations, place cells, spatial navigation, path planning
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
Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, UBC
Sensory neuroscience, behaviour, neural circuits, mosquitoes, CRISPR/Cas9
Professor, Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Parkinson’s disease, movement disorders, dementia, clinical trials
Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, UBC
developmental biology, neuroscience, Caenorhabditis elegans
Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience, University of Lethbridge
Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
foundational science, neurodegenerative diseases, drug discovery
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
stroke, depression, neuroplasticity, imaging, foundational science
Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
developmental neuroscience, foundational science, computer science, imaging
Professor, Division of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Alzheimer disease, ALS, Parkinson’s disease, Friedreich’s ataxi, cancer, diabetes, cell signalling, protein kinases, SARS-CoV-2
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Director, Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health
Huntington disease, glutamate receptors, optogenetic imaging, electrophysicology, cortical-striatal synaptic function and plasticity
Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Science, UBC
Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
ophthalmology, psychology, neuroscience
Professor & Head, Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
imaging, Parkinson’s disease, movement disorders, clinical trials, rehabilitation
Associate Professor, Department of Radiology and School of Biomedical Engineering, UBC
machine learning, image analysis, MRI, personalized medicine, neurodegenerative disease
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, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Research Associate and Senior Imaging Scientist, UBC MRI Research Centre
MRI, myelin water, multiple sclerosis (MS), imaging
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
rTMS, ECT, MST, tDCS, depression, schizophrenia, student health
Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, UBC
developmental cognitive neuroscience, infant speech

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