September 7, 2017 - Western News
The overarching goal of Lisa Saksida’s work is to provide this essential missing component. She has invented a touchscreen-based technology allowing researchers to test rodent models on the same tests used to assess patients. By combining this technology, Saksida will answer critical questions about the molecular and circuit basis of high-level cognition. She looks to improve treatment outcomes by identifying novel therapeutic targets for cognitive abnormalities in neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disease.
July 11, 2017 - Western News
Menon knows he and his fellow BrainsCAN researchers are on the clock. “Seven years sounds like a long ... was recently named Co-Scientific Director of BrainsCAN. Sharing the leadership responsibility with fellow Western researcher ... running out already.” In September 2016, Western’s BrainsCAN: Brain Health For Life initiative received a $66-million investment ...
2016-2017 - Schulich Achievement Report
With a goal to reduce the burden of brain disorders affecting nearly 3.6-million Canadians and radically transform humankind’s understanding of brain disorders, BrainsCAN brings together researchers from across Western University, including Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Social Science, Science, Health Sciences, Engineering, Arts & Humanities and the Ivey Business School. It also includes the University’s Brain & Mind Institute, as well as the Centre for Functional & Metabolic Mapping housed at Robarts Research Institute. Further, the University will be building on an existing collaboration and partnering with researchers at McGill University to leverage complementary expertise.