Eileen Denovan-Wright



Email: emdenova@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-1363
Mailing Address: 
Room 6E, 6th Floor, Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building, Dalhousie University, 5850 College Street, PO Box 15000, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Pharmacology
  • Neuroscience
  • Neurodegeneration
  • Huntington's disease
  • Cannabinoids
  • Molecular neuropharmacology


  • BSc (Dalhousie)
  • PhD (Biology, Dalhousie University)
  • PDF (Pharmacology, Dalhousie University)

Research interests

Professor Denovan-Wright and her students are exploring the potential of cannabinoids for treatment of Huntington’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. Lately, the group has been very interested in unique pharmacology of the endocannabinoids and newly discovered allosteric modulators of cannabinoid receptors and the interplay between these compounds, intracellular signaling and gene expression.

Selected publications

Selected awards and honours

  • Rosemary Gill Award 2014


  • Board Member, Canadian Council on Animal Care in Science (CCAC)
  • Representative for Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) to CCAC
  • Member of the Research Council, Huntington Society of Canada