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Naweed I Syed


ACHRI Scientific Director
Professor, Department of Cell Biology & Anatomy, Cumming School of Medicine
Postdoctoral Program Director
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(403) 220-5479

Cumming School of Medicine
HM 282, 3330 Hospital Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 4N1

Research Activities: 

My research program is focused at defining the fundamental cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying nervous system development and synaptic plasticity.  Specifically, my lab seeks to identify genes and the underlying molecular cascade that allows neurons to extend their projections en route towards their targets and establish neuronal connectivity during development to control all brain functions.  We have developed several neuron-chip recording techniques that allow us to monitor neuronal activity from large networks of brain cells at the resolution of single cells.  Our lab also studies the impact of various extrinsic factors that influence neuronal synaptic plasticity between brain cells.

Research Areas: 
Neurodevelopment regeneration and degeneration
neural control of behaviours
  • Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)