Results: All BrainsCAN Awards

Funding Cycle Award Type Title Award Value/Term Department Lead PI / Advisor Co-Applicants / Co-Advisor / Collaborators Fellow / Student Keywords
2017 Round 1 Accelerator Using automated touchscreen tasks for cognitive assessment in the alpha-synuclein Parkinson's model $69,937 Physiology and Pharmacology Beraldo de Paiva, Flavio Prado, Marco; Prado, Vania - Parkinson's disease, touchscreens
2017 Round 1 Accelerator Evaluating cognitive impairment and imaging and blood biomarkers in a model of concussion $100,000 Robarts Research Institute Brown, Arthur - - Concussion, fMRI, MRS, biomarkers, touchscreens
2017 Round 1 Accelerator Imaging visually-evoked cortical activity $90,265 Psychology Butler, Blake Lomber, Steve - Hearing & auditory perception, neuroplasticity
2017 Round 1 Accelerator Genetic manipulation of lactate metabolism to regulate memory and Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis $53,684 Biology Cumming, Robert - - Alzheimer's disease, memory
2017 Round 1 Accelerator Imaging fetal brain connectivity in high risk pregnancy: Can it influence the incidence of neurodevelopmental and psychiatric problems? $39,500 Clinical Neurological Sciences de Ribaupierre, Sandrine McKenzie, Charles; de Vrijer, Barbra; Eagleson, Roy - Stroke & ischemic brain injury, cervical myelopathy, motor function
2017 Round 1 Accelerator State-of-the-art clinical assessment of hand function in stroke and cervical spondylotic myelopathy $82,260 Computer Science Diedrichsen, Joern Ejaz, Naveed - Stroke & ischemic brain injury, cervical myelopathy, motor function
2017 Round 1 Accelerator Single-photon calcium imaging for interrogating the circuitry of the frontoparietal cognitive control network in NHP $60,944 Physiology and Pharmacology Everling, Stefan Menon, Ravi; Ma, Liya - Novel neuroscience/neuroimaging techniques, miniscopes
2017 Round 1 Accelerator Characterizing auditory cortical receptive fields $54,019 Psychology, Communications Sciences and Disorders Johnsrude, Ingrid Billig, Alex - Hearing & auditory perception
2017 Round 1 Accelerator Development of fMRI compatible reversible deactiviation to examine cerebral networks $109,917 Physiology and Pharmacology, Psychology Lomber, Stephen Butler, Blake - fMRI, novel neuroscience/neuroimaging techniques
2017 Round 1 Accelerator Investigating VTA, SNc, and dopamine projections in the brain using MRI $43,080 Clinical Neurological Sciences MacDonald, Penny Khan, Ali - Parkinson's disease, compulsion
2017 Round 1 Accelerator Recording neuronal activity using miniscopes $109,998 Robarts Research Institute Prado, Marco Prado, Vania - Compulsion, miniscopes
2017 Round 2 Accelerator Development of a novel pharmaceutical to prevent noise-induced hearing loss $69,000 Anatomy and Cell Biology Allman, Brian Walton, Paul - Hearing & auditory perception
2017 Round 2 Accelerator Magneto-vestibular Stimulation (MVS): effects on behaviour and resting state networks $63,895 Physiology and Pharmacology Corneil, Brian - - MRI, vision/visual perception
2017 Round 2 Accelerator Neurocognitive, genetic and environmental risk factors of learning disorders in children $97,209 Psychology Joanisse, Marc Stevenson, Ryan; Ansari, Daniel; Hayden, Elizabeth; Cardy, Janis; Archibald, Lisa; - Neurodevelopment, mental health, learning & learning disorders
2017 Round 2 Accelerator System-wide electrophysiological assessment of hearing $57,260 Psychology Johnsrude, Ingrid Herrmann, Bjorn - Hearing & auditory perception
2017 Round 2 Accelerator Diffusion MRI modelling of the cortex by macro- and myelo-architecture $75,900 Medical Biophysics Khan, Ali Baron, Corey - MRI, DWI
2017 Round 2 Accelerator The role of the basolateral amygdala in gaze aviodance behaviour $85,910 Physiology and Pharmacology Martinez-Trujillo, Julio - - Mental health, facial recognition, mood & emotion & social behaviour
2017 Round 2 Accelerator The impact of maternal immune activation on fetal brain development $68,300 Anatomy and Cell Biology Renaud, Stephen Schmid, Susanne - Mental health, neurodevelopment, neonatal
2017 Round 3 Accelerator The role of astrocytes in memory: Focus on pattern separation $94,500 Physiology and Pharmacology Bussey, Tim - - Memory, novel neuroscience/neuroimaging techniques, touchscreens
2017 Round 3 Accelerator Relating functional and structural signatures of Parkinson’s disease to changes in dopamine signaling: A PET/fMRI study $98,500 Clinical Neurological Sciences MacDonald, Penny Hicks, Justin; Anazodo, Udunna; Prato, Frank; Dagher, Alain - Parkinson's disease, MRI, fMRI
2017 Round 3 Accelerator Protecting against hemodialysis induced neuro-cognitive injury $20,000 Medicine, Medical Biophysics McIntyre, Chris - - Stroke & ischemic brain injury
2017 Round 3 Accelerator The impact of violent gaming on the brain as a function of individual differences in trait empathy $51,125 Psychiatry, Anatomy and Cell Biology, Psychology Mitchell, Derek - - fMRI, mood & emotion & social behaviour
2017 Round 3 Accelerator Role of microglia signaling in brain circuit development and cognition $90,000 Robarts Research Institute Prado, Vania - - Mental health, memory, mood & emotion & social behaviour
2017 Round 3 Accelerator Growing new dendritic spines to correct cognitive deficits of schizophrenia $79,000 Anatomy and Cell Biology Rajakumar, Raj Allman, Brian - Mental health, novel neuroscience/neuroimaging techniques
2017 Round 3 Accelerator Establishing a translational platform for studying sensory processing in neurodevelopmental disorders $66,500 Anatomy and Cell Biology Schmid, Susanne Allman, Brian; Stevenson, Ryan; Cardy Janis - Hearing & auditory perception, language & speech, mental health, neurodevelopment
2018 Round 1 Accelerator Assessing listening with engaging, real-world auditory signals $74,474 Psychology Herrmann, Bjorn Johnsrude, Ingrid - Hearing & auditory perception, aging, fMRI, EEG, language & speech, mental health, neurodevelopment
2018 Round 1 Accelerator Communicating with patients with disorders of consciousness by translating thoughts into light $66,180 Medical Biophysics St Lawrence, Keith Owen, Adrian; Debicki, Derek; Gofton, Teneille; Milej, Daniel - Brain trauma, consciousness, novel neuroscience/neuroimaging techniques, vegetative states
2018 Round 1 Accelerator PET and MRI measurements of neuroinflammation and brain plasticity after a stroke $99,920 Medical Biophysics Thiessen, Jonathan Whitehead, Shawn; Hicks, Justin; Fox Matthew - Stroke & ischemic brain injury, MRI, neuroplasticity, aging, brain trauma, Alzheimer's disease
2018 Round 1 Accelerator Exosome delivery of siRNA to prevent ganglioside degradation post-stroke $92,000 Anatomy and Cell Biology Whitehead, Shawn Yeung, Ken; Kiser, Patti; Walton, Paul - -
2018 Round 2 Accelerator Uncovering the neural basis of cognitive impairment following hearing loss: An all-optical electrophysiology approach $95,900 Anatomy and Cell Biology Allman, Brian - - Hearing & auditory perception, neuroplasticity, aging
2018 Round 2 Accelerator Development of virtual gaming environments for functional magnetic resonance imaging $89,854 Psychology Culham, Jody Johnsrude, Ingrid; Martinez-Trujillo, Julio; VPixx Technologies - fMRI, novel neuroscience/neuroimaging techniques
2018 Round 2 Accelerator Use of functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to detect brain activity associated with passive auditory and sensory processing in comatose survivors of cardiac arrest $52,071 Clinical Neurological Sciences Debicki, Derek St Lawrence, Keith; Owen, Adrian, Gofton, Teneille - -
2018 Round 2 Accelerator Single-photon calcium imaging for interrogating the circuitry of the frontoparietal cognitive control network in NHP $46,736 Physiology and Pharmacology Everling, Stefan Vijayraghavan, Susheel; Johnston, Kevin; Inoue, Wataru - -
2018 Round 2 Accelerator Validating methods for using noninvasive brain stimulation to influence auditory perception $91,980 Psychology Grahn, Jessica Butler, Blake; Joanisse, Marc; Everling, Stefan - -
2018 Round 2 Accelerator Altering high-risk trajectories in adolescent depression via attention bias modification training: Neural predictors and mechanisms $81,200 Psychology Hayden, Elizabeth Joanisse, Marc Liu, Pan - -
2018 Round 2 Accelerator Developing optogenetics/electrophysiology applications for studying cognitive impairment during stress $55,000 Physiology and Pharmacology Inoue, Wataru Allman, Brian; Martinez-Trujillo, Julio - -
2018 Round 2 Accelerator The effect of musical training on speech and sound perception $59,599 Psychology, Communications Sciences and Disorders Johnsrude, Ingrid Irisk, Vanessa; Van Hedger, Stephen - -
2018 Round 2 Accelerator Developing behavioural testing and MR imaging to evaluate cognitive impariment in a model of clinical neurological sciences autoimmunity $57,270 Microbiology and Immunology Kerfoot, Steven Morrow, Sarah; Menon, Ravi; Beraldo, Flavio - -
2018 Round 2 Accelerator Somatosensory microcircuits for real-world hand function $99,132 Physiology and Pharmacology Pruszynski, Andrew Martinez-Trujillo, Julio; Everling, Stefan; Hantman, Adam - -
2019 Round 1 Accelerator Developing a mechanistic understanding of crossmodal reorganization following sensory loss $447,675 Psychology Butler, Blake Allman, Brian; Menon, Ravi; Lomber, Stephen - -
2019 Round 1 Accelerator Multi-area organization of saccade-evoked traveling waves in the marmoset neocortex $100,850 Physiology and Pharmacology Martinez-Trujillo, Julio Muller, Lyle; Williamson, Adam - -
2019 Round 1 Accelerator Can self-efficacy training improve memory and functional activation in older adults with Mild Cognitive Training? A proof-of-concept intervention study $39,800 Kinesiology Nagamatsu, Lindsay Mitchell, Derek; Minda, Paul; Burhan, Amer; Horst, Becky - -
2019 Round 1 Accelerator Developing and validating tools to assess higher level cognition in children and adolescents $96,050 Psychology Stojanoski, Bobby Joanisse, Marc; Stevenson, Ryan; Cambridge Brain Sciences - -
2018 Round 1 McGill-Western Establishing neurophysiological evidence for the treatment of brain injury in intensive care units $360,000 Psychology, Physiology and Pharmacology Owen, Adrian (Blain-Moraes, S) - - -
2018 Round 1 McGill-Western Identifying the neuronal activity of adult born neurons in the dentate gyrus that support behavioural pattern separation $679,500 Physiology and Pharmacology Saksida, Lisa (Brandon, M) - - -
2018 Round 1 McGill-Western Towards a translational model of the human-like Alzheimer pathology in an NHP model $297,800 Physiology and Pharmacology Martinez-Trujillo, Julio (Cuello, AC) - - -
2018 Round 1 McGill-Western OMMABA: The Open Multimodal Music and Auditory Brain Archive $375,171 Psychology Grahn, Jessica (Zatorre, R) - - Hearing & auditory perception, fMRI, MRI
2018 Round 1 McGill-Western Revealing the fundamental neuronal mechanisms underlying memory function in the CA1 area of the hippocampus $741,000 Physiology and Pharmacology Martinez-Trujillo, Julio (Williams, S) - - -
2018 Round 1 McGill-Western Multiscale analysis of structure/function relationships in temporal-lobe epilepsy $99,800 Psychology, Communications Sciences and Disorders Johnsrude, Ingrid (Bernasconi, N) - - -
2018 Round 1 McGill-Western Integrating behavioural, imaging, and transcriptional profiling to discover the impact of midlife stress in Alzheimer's disease $555,900 Physiology and Pharmacology Bussey, Tim (Chakravarty, M) - - Alzheimer's disease, MRI, touchscreens, memory
2019 Round 1 PDF Collaborative Revealing the effect of aberrant connectivity on response inhibition in first episode psychosis $5,000 Psychiatry Palaniyappan, Lena; Corneil, Brian - Limongi,Roberto ; Cacela, Aaron -
2019 Round 1 PDF Collaborative Functional ultrasound imaging of neural activities of NHP during visual tasks: a pilot study $5,000 Robarts Research Institute Peters, Terry; Everling, Stefan - Clery, Justine; Xiao, Yiming -
2019 Round 1 PDF Collaborative A translational approach to examining the cognitive effects of dopaminergic medication in Parkinson's disease $5,000 Clinical Neurological Sciences MacDonald, Penny A.; Saksida, Lisa - Van Hedger, Kathryne; Palmer, Daniel -
2019 Round 1 PhD Studentship A model of stress buffering by social interaction: Role of stress alleviating circuits in the hypothalamus Full Robarts Research Institute Inoue, Wataru Martinez-Trujillo, Julio Sunstrum, Julia -
2019 Round 1 PhD Studentship Timing and beat perception in cochlear implant users Full Psychology Grahn, Jessica Butler, Blake ; De Souza, Jonathan Alipour, Zhaleh Mohammad -
2019 Round 1 PhD Studentship Neuromodulation of cognitive physiology in NHP Full Physiology and Pharmacology Everling, Stefan Inoue, Wataru Wong, Raymond -
2017 Fall Postdoctoral Fellowship Identification of the effective connectivity changes in cortical and subcortical networks during pro- and anti-saccades using combination of fMRI and optogenetics/electrical microstimulation in NHPs Tier II Physiology and Pharmacology Everling, Stefan; Menon, Ravi - Clery, Justine -
2017 Fall Postdoctoral Fellowship Assessment of neural pathway function for hearing Tier I Psychology Johnsrude, Ingrid; Allman, Brian; Schmid, Susanne; Bartlett, Edward - Herrmann, Bjorn -
2017 Fall Postdoctoral Fellowship Uncovering the neural representations of the intentions that drive action, and the role of intentional action in social settings Tier I Clinical Neurological Sciences MacDonald, Penny A.; Saksida, Lisa; Bussey, Tim; - Laidlaw, Kaitlin -
2017 Fall Postdoctoral Fellowship Assessment of the neural mechanisms underlying self-regulation, and the factors that influence the development of these mechanisms Tier II Psychology Morton, J. Bruce - Lowe, Cassandra -
2017 Fall Postdoctoral Fellowship Single-photon calcium imaging of frontoparietal neuronal activities during working memory in NHPs Tier I Physiology and Pharmacology Everling, Stefan - Ma, Liya -
2017 Fall Postdoctoral Fellowship Defining nutritional influences on neural network structure and function across development Tier I Physiology and Pharmacology Saksida, Lisa; Menon, Ravi; - Reichelt, Amy -
2017 Fall Postdoctoral Fellowship Central determinants of recovery from peripheral nerve injury Tier II Physiology and Pharmacology Pruszynski, Andrew; Diedrichsen, Jörn; - Reschechtko, Sasha -
2017 Fall Postdoctoral Fellowship

Neural representations associated with personal space preferences as a function Autism Spectrum Disorder and Psychopathy

Tier II (top-up) Psychology Mitchell, Derek; Stevenson, Ryan - Vieira, Joana -
2017 Fall Postdoctoral Fellowship - Tier II (top-up) - - - Weiler, Jeff -
2017 Fall Postdoctoral Fellowship Incorporating human brain connectome in planning deep brain stimulation to treat Parkinson's disease Tier II Robarts Research Institute Peters, Terry; Khan, Ali; - Xiao, Yiming -
2018 Spring Postdoctoral Fellowship Optogenetic manipulation of intracellular calcium ion dynamics to regulate neural plasticity during stress Tier II Robarts Research Institute Inoue, Wataru; Martinez-Trujillo, Julio; Prado, Marco - Igarashi, Hiroyuki -
2018 Spring Postdoctoral Fellowship Advancing inter-subject correlation approaches to naturalistic cognition using immersive virtual environments Tier II Psychology Culham, Jody; Johnsrude, Ingrid - Ekstrand, Chelsea  -
2018 Spring Postdoctoral Fellowship Facilitating speech intelligibility through auditory perceptual training Tier I Psychology, Communications Sciences and Disorders Johnsrude, Ingrid; Batterink, Laura - Van Hedger, Stephen -
2018 Spring Postdoctoral Fellowship Integrating big data and neuroimaging to understand variation in knowledge organization and its influence on language comprehension Tier II Psychology McRae, Ken; Joanisse, Marc; Köhler, Stefan - Troyer, Melissa  -
2018 Spring Postdoctoral Fellowship Ultra-high field functional mapping of oculomotor networks in NHPs Tier I Physiology and Pharmacology Everling, Stefan; Menon, Ravi - Schaeffer, David -
2018 Spring Postdoctoral Fellowship The impact of sensory-motor control of speech on social communication and development in children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorders across the lifespan Tier I Psychology Stevenson, Ryan; Purcell, David; Cardy, Janis - Scheerer, Nikki -
2018 Spring Postdoctoral Fellowship The neurobiology of autobiographical memory and emotion socialization in Autism Spectrum Disorder Tier II Psychology Stevenson, Ryan; Hayden, Elizabeth - McDonnell, Christina -
2018 Fall Postdoctoral Fellowship Compensatory cortical plasticity following induced spinal dysfunction Tier I Physiology and Pharmacology Pruszynski, Andrew; Makin, Tamar - Weiler, Jeff -
2018 Fall Postdoctoral Fellowship Characterization and treatment of anxiety induced cognitive impairments with novel cannabidiol/terpene combinations Tier I Anatomy and Cell Biology Laviolette, Steven - Craig, Allen -
2018 Fall Postdoctoral Fellowship Examining striatal-mediated cognitive function in patients with substance use and obsessive-compulsive disorders Tier I Clinical Neurological Sciences MacDonald, Penny; Khan, Ali; Owen, Adrian - Van Hedger, Kasey -
2018 Fall Postdoctoral Fellowship The effect of attention bias training on adolescent internalizing problems: Neurobehavioral predictors and mechanism Tier I Psychology Hayden, Elizabeth; Joanisse, Marc - Liu, Pan -
2018 Fall Postdoctoral Fellowship Neural and computational basis of goal-dependent feedback control Tier II Physiology and Pharmacology Pruszynski, Andrew; Diedrichsen, Jörn - Michaels, Jonathan -
2018 Fall Postdoctoral Fellowship Cortical microcircuits underlying stress-induced cognitive impairments Tier II Robarts Research Institute Inoue, Wataru; Martinez-Trujillo, Julio; Saksida, Lisa; Bussey, Tim - Hashad, Ahmed -
2018 Fall Postdoctoral Fellowship Neuroplasticity in sensorimotor feedback driven by visual observation Tier II Physiology and Pharmacology, Psychology Gribble, Paul; Pruszynski, Andrew - Forgaard, Chris -
2018 Fall Postdoctoral Fellowship Hippocampal subregion characterization using vascular ultra-high field MRI Tier II Medical Biophysics, Medical Imaging Khan, Ali; Köhler, Stefan - Haast, Roy -
2018 Fall Postdoctoral Fellowship Executive functions of numerical information in single-subjects at 7-Tesla Tier I Psychology Ansari, Daniel; Menon, Ravi - Wilkey, Eric -
2018 Fall Postdoctoral Fellowship Second language learning: From low-level phonetic processing to learning new words Tier II Psychology Joanisse, Marc - Desmeules-Trudel, Felix -
2019 Spring Postdoctoral Fellowship Determining the neural circuits underlying excessive food intake in adolescents and young adults Tier I Psychology Morton, Bruce; Bodell, Lindsay - Lowe, Cassandra -
2019 Spring Postdoctoral Fellowship Validation and application of structural markers of auditory cortex to study cross modal plasticity Tier I Psychology Butler, Blake; Khan, Ali - Miller, Daniel -
2019 Spring Postdoctoral Fellowship Examining the effects of prenatal THC exposure on prefrontal-hippocampal interactions and long-term cognitive development Tier I Anatomy and Cell Biology, Physiology and Pharmacology Laviolette, Steven; Hardy, Dan; Rushlow, Walter - Nashed, Mina -
2019 Spring Postdoctoral Fellowship Travelling through time with music: Assessing the use of music to support autobiographical memory in older adults with and without Alzheimer’s disease Tier II Psychology Grahn, Jessica; Kohler, Stefan; Finger, Elizabeth - Swaninathan, Swathi -

 

Please note that these results are accurate as of 2019-11-06

 


All BrainsCAN programs are part of Western’s $66M BrainsCAN initiative, supported by the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF).

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