A focus on research

At the Department of Medical Neuroscience, we’re dedicated to our mission of fostering research and education in neuroscience and human anatomy and aim to advance the understanding and treatment of diseases of the nervous system.

We achieve this goal by supporting and encouraging the activities of our dedicated research teams—which are led by internationally experienced investigators and offer excellent training opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.

These teams are currently working on a number of timely research projects that investigate topics related to:

  • brain imaging
  • sensory motor control
  • neural development
  • neuromuscular development and repair
  • brain tumor research
  • traumatic brain injury
  • psychiatric disorders
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS)
  • multiple sclerosis
  • epilepsy
  • vision
  • pain
  • sleep

Understanding the human body

We are proud to deliver human anatomy instruction to the faculties of Medicine, Dentistry, Health and Science.  Dalhousie's Human Body Donation Program and the Clinical Cadaver Program are delivered by dedicated faculty members with extensive knowledge and experience. Thanks to the generous donations of cadaveric material made by the people of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, our students are able to further their anatomical study and enhance their clinical skills.

Learn more about the history of the department.