The University of Lethbridge is a world class research facility that has the only Neuroscience Department in Canada, including some of the top researchers in the area. Bruce McNaughton received the $20 million Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research Polaris Award on October 3rd, 2008. The award is the largest of its kind, and will support Lethbridge Brain Dynamics (LBD) for 10 years.

Lethbridge Brain Dynamics offers opportunity to those interested in advancing research in the area of Neuroscience. It is a goal to make the group larger and more dynamic. Presently, our members are from Canada, China, Congo, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, Moldova, Poland, UK, US, and Venezuela. The group also contains those with backgrounds in Neuroscience, Molecular Biology, Biology, Image Processing, Physics, Marketing and Programming. Please contact a principal investigator or view our opportunities page for more information.

Events

March 25, 2014
Presentation by Dr. Ivan Skelin
Title: Networks on amphetamine – locked in coherence

March 18, 2014
Presentation by Ryan Rota
Title: Long term LFP analysis of acute circadian disruption in a freely behaving rat

March 4, 2014
Presentation by Sergey Chekhov
Title: The rate remapping in the place cells

February 25, 2014
Presentation by Theresa Kisko
Title: 50–kHz USVs and Social Behaviour in Juvenile Rats

February 11, 2014
Presentation by Dr. Michael Eckert
Title: Modulation of multi-unit activity by spindle oscillations during skill learning

January 28, 2014
Presentation by Dominic Mudiayi
Title: The Role of Dopamine in Choice Behaviour

iCORE Project

New Project: iCORE project on computational neuroscience is beginning in February, 2010, and will be a three year project. In brief, the project aim is to develop an information-geometric (IG) analysis for multi-neuronal data and a computational model for motor learning. Independent study students at the University are welcome to be a part of the project. Anyone who is interested please email Masami Tatsumo for further information.

Opportunities

The University of Lethbridge has established an exciting new program in Systems and Computational Neuroscience that focuses on studying brain dynamics. The offered salaries are competitive with NIH standards for postdoctoral and graduate trainees.

Our world-class training programs and facilities provide an excellent and unique learning environment for the new and experienced. The Brain Dynamics group is highly collaborative and encourages multidisciplinary approaches to study how large populations of neurons interact and control behavior. Particular research strengths of our group are in the areas of learning and memory, decision making, information coding and related diseases such as Alzheimer's, schizophrenia, addiction and stroke.

Mohajerani Lab is currently looking for:

  1. Post-doctoral fellow with experience in in vivo two-photon imaging and animal surgery. Excellent communication skills are a must. Experience in MATLAB will be an asset.
  2. Master and Ph.D. graduate students interested in learning in vivo optical imaging.
  3. Optical specialist, see this link for more information.
  4. Animal surgery technician, see this link for more information.

Please contact Dr. Mohajerani by email with a CV and one page cover letter.

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