Interdisciplinary research thematic hubs
- Injury and regeneration
- Mental health
- Neuromuscular health
Dr. Dar Dowlatshahi is a Stroke Neurologist at The Ottawa Hospital, a Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, and a Senior Scientist at the OHRI. His research focuses on intracerebral hemorrhage, neuroimaging, and acute stroke therapy.
Dr. Diane Lagace is an Associate Professor in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of Ottawa. Her lab uses preclinical models and molecular, cellular, histochemical, and behavioural techniques to identify the mechanisms that produce new neurons and determine their functional role in the healthy and pathological adult brain. Her fields of interest are neuroscience, neurogenesis, rodent behaviour, stroke recovery, and regenerative medicine.
Dr. Nafissa Ismail is an Associate Professor at the School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa. She is the holder of a University Research Chair in Stress and Mental Health. Her research expertise is in neuroimmunology and neuroendocrinology. Her research program focuses on examining the mechanisms underlying stress-induced mental illnesses during critical periods of development.
Dr. Jennifer Phillips is a Scientist at the University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research (IMHR) at The Royal. She is the Director of Research (Interim) and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa, and an Adjunct Research Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Carleton University. Her expertise is in clinical neuroscience, focusing on depression and suicide prevention.
Dr. Baptiste Lacoste is an Assistant Professor and scientist in the Neuroscience program of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. His field of interest is studying neuro-vascular interactions as an essential gain to a better understanding the brain and mental health.
Dr. Lisa Walker is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at the University of Ottawa, and an Adjunct Research Professor with both Psychology and Cognitive Science at Carleton University. She is also a Clinical Neuropsychologist at the Ottawa Hospital and a Clinician Investigator with the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. Her research program evaluates cognitive health in multiple sclerosis, with specific areas of interest including cognitive fatigability, the cognitive impact of stem cell therapies, assessment and longitudinal evaluation of cognition, and the relationship between cognition and biomarkers of disease activity.
Dr. Jodi Warman Chardon is the Director of the Ottawa Neuromuscular Centre in The Ottawa Hospital. She is a clinician-scientist in the Department of Medicine at the Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) in Neurosciences and Clinical Epidemiology, and Department of Genetics at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario/CHEORI. Dr. Warman Chardon is also the co-Director and Associate Professor of the Centre for Neuromuscular Disease at the University of Ottawa. Her primary research interest focuses on identifying the molecular basis and the clinical characterization of rare neuromuscular diseases by combining next-generation sequencing (NGS) and whole-body muscle imaging to drive gene discovery and phenotypic expansion.
Dr. Robin Parks is a Professor in the Department of Medicine and the Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Immunology at the University of Ottawa. He is also a senior scientist in the Regenerative Medicine program at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. His research interests range from characterizing various aspects of basic adenovirus (Ad) biology to exploring the efficacy of Ad-based vectors to the delivery of therapeutic genes in animal models of genetic or acquired disease.