A focus on research

At the Department of Medical Neuroscience, we’re dedicated to our mission of supporting molecular and cellular neuroscientific research, with an emphasis on projects that aim to identify, treat and cure 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:

  • motor control
  • neural development
  • vision
  • sleep
  • autonomic control of circulation
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • epilepsy

Understanding the human body

We’re proud to house Dalhousie’s Division of Anatomy. This division is home to dedicated faculty members with the extensive knowledge and experience needed to teach human anatomy to students and residents of medicine, dentistry and the health professions.

The Human Body Donation Program and the Clinical Cadaver Program are critical to the work of this division. 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.