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Key Research Areas
- NERVOUS SYSTEM
- SPINAL CORD DISEASE
- NEURONAL CONNECTIVITY
- INJURY, REGENERATION
- Cell biology
- LOCOMOTOR CIRCUITS
- CENTRAL PATTERN GENERATOR
- MOLECULARLY DEFINED INTERNEURONS
- Spinal Cord Injury
- TRANSGENIC MOUSE
- MUSCLE, BONE, OR JOINT
- V3 INTERNEURON
- EXCITATORY COMMISSURAL INTERNEURONS
- TRANSGENIC MICE
- MULTIPHOTON MICROSCOPY
- CALCIUM IMAGING
- Cell differentiation
- CONTROL OF MOVEMENT
- ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL RECORDINGS
- Life sciences (including biotechnology)
- Animal biology
- NEURAL SUBPOPULATIONS
- PATCH-CLAMP RECORDINGS
- SPINAL CORD
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Recent Research Projects
2014/15-2019/20 • $780,611 • PI
Perhaps the most fundamental thing we do is move - whether in speaking, in playing the piano or dancing, or lifting weights. Large parts of our central nervous systems are wired to ensure that we move appropriately for the task at hand. But how are we wired to move? There are multiple brain...
2016/17-2019/20 • $112,000 • PI
Precise organization of neural circuits ensures proper functioning of the central nervous system (CNS). Assembly of these circuits requires correct specification of neuronal populations defined during development. One goal in my research is to understand developmental processes underlying...
Functional analyses of subpopulations of genetically-defined spinal interneurons in regulating different motor activities
2014/15-2018/19 • $760,085 • PI
Loss of locomotor activity due to disease or accident is devastating to patients and leads to social hardship and economic burdens on the Canadian healthcare system. And, up to now we have little understanding of the neural circuits that control movement. Thus, before we can generate...
2010/11-2014/15 • $185,000 • PI
One of the most fundamental questions in biology is how the vertebrate nervous system develops. My research program focuses on understanding developmental processes underlying the formation of functional groups of spinal cord neurons. Different progenitor domains in the embryonic spinal cord...
ICS IG 2014 Computational Biology Undergraduate Summer Student Health Research award - The mechanism of operation of the spinal neural network that drives locomotor activity in mammals.
2014/15 • $5,000 • Scholarship/Fellowship,Other
2010/11-2013/14 • $357,033 • PI
Locomotor movements, such as walking, running and swimming, come to us so naturally that most people may not realize that such activities are very complex and require a high degree of coordination of many limb and body muscles involved. The neurons that control the muscles that generate...