Congratulations go out to lab members Jack Solomon and Emily Rogers, who were recently awarded BrightRed scholarships from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. The Heart & Stroke’s BrightRed Student Research Awards Program, offered exclusively in Nova Scotia, is a donor-funded investment, which provides scholarship opportunities for student investigators, in collaboration with training institutions, to strengthen the recruitment and retention of researchers in Nova Scotia that align with Heart & Stroke’s strategic mission priorities. Emily’s award will help support her MSc work examining high intensity interval training and brain excitability, while Jack’s award will help support his PhD work examining consolidation of motor skills learned via imagery. Congratulations Emily and Jack!
PhD students Tony Ingram and Chris Friesen, along with partner Mike Lawrence, have been working hard this semester to perfect their pitch as part of Dal’s Starting Lean course. Their pitch perfection was on display this past week when they won the Collider pitch fest for their start-up company Axem. Some updated pitch pics:
Check out and bid on this year’s ‘Neuroscience as Art’ at our online auction for Brain Awareness Week. You can bid on these wonderful images (framed by Frame Plus Art here in Halifax) here. All proceeds go the MS Society.
One of the ‘Neuroscience as Art’ images available for bidding. All images are custom-framed by Frame Plus Art.
Another great Brain Awareness Week here at Dalhousie. Members of the lab were busy this week at different events, including the Brain Fair, where neuroscience labs provided demonstrations and hands-on fun and games for people of all ages. LBRF members helped students with their TMS target practice as well as controlling a robot with their brainwaves!
PhD student Sarah Kraeutner demonstrates neuronavigated TMS at the Brain Fair. Kids had the chance to hone their TMS skills. While the event was stimulating, no one’s actual brain was stimulated!
The lab has openings for MSc and PhD students. Qualified students can come from a variety of academic backgrounds including kinesiology, health sciences, psychology, neuroscience and engineering (to name a few!). Qualified students receive full funding to support their MSc or PhD program. Details on our programs can be found here, or contact Lab Director Dr. Shaun Boe directly (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Magnetoencephalography (MEG) is one of several neuroimaging modalities used in studies performed by members of the laboratory. Neuroimaging techniques such as MEG, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and electroencephalography (EEG) aid lab members in their work to better understand the mechanisms of brain recovery.