top of page
Techniques & Approaches


  • Cell culture (cell lines and primary neurons, astrocytes and microglia)

  • Cell transfection

  • Gene cloning and molecular biology

  • Real-time PCR, RT-PCR

  • Confocal microscopy/Immunocytochemistry/immunohistochemistry

  • Flow cytometry

  • Imaging flow cytometry

  • High-content analysis microscopy

  • Cell fractionation

  • Protein biochemistry

  • Proteomics

  • In vivo studies in transgenic animals

  • Animal behaviour

  • Intracerebroventricular drug infusion

  • Lipid analysis

Grant Support


 We thank the following agencies for funding:

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

  • Canadian Glycomics Network

  • Alberta Prion Research Institute (APRI)

  • Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)

  • Huntington Society of Canada

  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

  • SynAD

  • Brain Canada

  • Alberta Innovates Health Solutions

  • Canada Research Chair

Department of Pharmacology


Our Department is home to 14 Faculty members and 7 Adjunct Faculty in 4 main research areas: cardiovascular research, diabetes research, molecular pharmacology and neuroscience research.

Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute


The NMHI is an interdisciplinary teaching and research institute. It is home to over 150 scientists and clinicians, spanning across all areas of neuroscience and mental health, and to vibrant undergraduate and graduate programs in Neuroscience.

Group on the Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids


The MCBL Group comprises 12 investigators and research laboratories that focus on lipid biochemistry, biology and physiology and on the role of lipids in cardiovascular, metabolic and neurodegenerative diseases.

bottom of page