Welcome from the Neuroscience Research Cluster Leader

Adil Nazarali

The activities of our clinician and basic neuroscience researchers at the University of Saskatchewan are focused on obtaining a comprehensive understanding of the development, structure and function of the nervous system. Our goal is to gain a better understanding of the causes of neurological disorders, cognitive dysfunction and nervous system disease mechanisms.

Our clinicians and basic researchers develop a dynamic synergy to bring “bench” research to the “bed side” with an ultimate goal to directly impact patient care and health outcomes. We are working to develop new treatment strategies for patients with several neurological diseases. Research is targeted to cellular and biological mechanisms of aging, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, diabetes, epilepsy, head and spinal cord injury, mental health and psychiatric disorders, multiple sclerosis, pain, Parkinson’s disease and stroke.  

The research laboratories of many of our neuroscience researchers are housed in the new Academic Health Sciences Building where we foster an interactive environment through shared space and facilities to enhance collaborative and interdisciplinary research. Our researchers utilize a range of techniques from behavioral testing, cell biology, electrophysiology, electron and multiphoton microscopy, brain imaging, molecular biology and the synchrotron light source located at the University of Saskatchewan.

You are welcome to explore our website and learn more about our researchers, trainees, research projects, news items and opportunities.  

I would be happy to hear from you, so please feel free to contact me with your questions or comments. 

Adil J. Nazarali

Upcoming Neuroscience Talks

Tuesday, September 27th @ 11:30, Room A4, Health Sciences Building.  Dr. John Howland, Associate Professor, Dept. of Physiology. 'Assessing cognition in preclinical rat models related to neuropsychiatric disorders.'

Thursday, September 29th @ 11:30, SaskTel Theatre, RUH. Dr. Melissa Holmes, Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychology, University of Toronto. 'Neuroendocrinology and plasticity of social phenotype in eusocial mammals.'

Thursday, November 3rd @ 11:30, SaskTel Theatre, RUH. Dr. Lauren Ellman, Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Temple University, Philadelphia. 'Maternal inflammation during pregnancy and offspring psychopathology.