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Faculty List

  • M. Arruda-Carvalho, B.Sc. (Rio de Janeiro), M.Sc. (Rio de Janeiro), Ph.D. (Toronto), Assistant Professor
  • R. Boonstra, B.Sc. (Calgary), Ph.D. (British Columbia), Professor
  • I.R. Brown, B.Sc. (Carleton), Ph.D. (Texas), Professor
  • J.S. Cant, B.A., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Western), Assistant Professor
  • S. Erb, B.Sc. (Wilfrid Laurier), M.A., Ph.D. (Concordia), Associate Professor
  • V. Goghari, B.A. (British Columbia), M.A., Ph.D. (Minnesota), Associate Professor
  • J.W. Gurd, B.A. (Mount Allison), Ph.D. (McGill), Professor Emeritus
  • D.W. Haley, B.A. (Annapolis), M.A. (San Francisco), Ph.D. (Albuquerque), Associate Professor
  • M. Inzlicht, B.A. (McGill), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Brown), Professor
  • R. Ito, B.A. (Oxford), Ph.D. (Cambridge), Assistant Professor
  • J.C. LeBoutillier, B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto), Associate Professor, Teaching Stream
  • A.C.H. Lee, B.A. (Oxford), Ph.D. (Cambridge), Assistant Professor
  • A.C. Mason, B.Sc. (Guelph), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto), Associate Professor
  • P. McGowan, B.Sc. (Concordia), M.A., Ph.D. (Duke), Assistant Professor
  • J.E. Nash, B.Sc. (Aberdeen), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Manchester), Associate Professor
  • A. Nestor, B.A. (Bucharest), M.Sc. (New Bulgarian), Ph.D. (Brown), Assistant Professor
  • M. Niemeier, M.A. (Hamburg), Ph.D. (Tubingen), Associate Professor
  • T.L. Petit, B.Sc., M.A. (Louisiana), Ph.D. (Florida), Professor Emeritus
  • S.G. Reid, B.Sc., Ph.D. (Ottawa), Associate Professor
  • B.A. Richards, B.Sc. (Toronto), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Oxford), Assistant Professor
  • A.C. Ruocco, B.Sc. (York), M.Sc., Ph.D., C. Psych (Drexel), Associate Professor
  • T.R. Thiele, B.A. (Hamilton College, Clinton, NY), Ph.D. (Oregon), Assistant Professor
  • K.K. Zakzanis, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., C.Psych. (York), Professor

Neuroscience - Associate Chair and Program Supervisor: Matthias Niemeier
Co-op - Associate Chair and Program Supervisor: Konstantine Zakzanis

Program Manager: Hanan Domloge
Undergraduate Advisor: Ainsley Lawson
Co-op Contact:

Neuroscience encompasses aspects of a variety of disciplines that have the common goal of understanding how the nervous system works. Techniques from constituent disciplines like anatomy, biochemistry, molecular biology, pharmacology, physiology, psychology and zoology are used to unravel some of the mysteries of the brain and its mechanisms of action. Investigators in Neuroscience have also made fundamental contributions to clinical aspects of neurodysfunction and behaviour.

The Specialist Program is designed for students who have a particular interst in the Neurosciences and wich to foc us their studies in this area. The Specialist (Co-operative) Program provides the student with a broad background in Neuroscience, with intensive lab experience and practial experience in real job settings. The Major Program is intended for student who wish to combine their studies of Neuroscience with othe areas of interest.

Students are strongly encouraged to complete all Neuroscience program requirements at UTSC. In only a very few instances, courses from the other campuses may be used to satisfy Program requirements. However such substitutions must be pre-approved by the Program Manager, in writing.

Neuroscience courses
Priority access to Neuroscience courses will be given to Majors and Specialists in Neuroscience programs and other programs requiring these courses. During the first two weeks of Fall/Winter registration, the courses will be restricted to these students. Provided space is available, the courses will be opened to other students in the third week.

First-Year Students in Neuroscience
BIOA01H3, BIOA02H3, CHMA10H3, CHMA11H3, PSYA01H3 and PSYA02H3 are recommended in the first year if you are intending to pursue a Specialist or Major Program in Neuroscience.  For Specialists, MATA30H3 is recommended in first year and [PHYA10H3 or PHYA11H3] is recommended in the first two years.

Service Learning and Outreach (Previously known as Science Engagement)
For experiential learning through community outreach, classroom in-reach and team research, please see the Teaching and Learning section of this Calendar.