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Richelle Mychasiuk


Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts, Department of Psychology

(403) 210-7178

Cumming School of Medicine
HMRB 274
3330 Hospital Drive NW
Calgary AB  T2N 4N1

Research Activities: 

The brain has an amazing propensity for change, that is exacerbated in critical windows of development. Evidence has demonstrated that circumstances early in life can program the brain, altering developmental trajectories in a manner that may lead to increased risk or resiliency, with respect to a variety of outcomes. My research focuses on the relationship between these early programming events and the brain's response to mild injuries like concussion, and susceptibility for neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD and Autism. We have been using extensive behavioural and epigenetic techniques to examine the pathophysiological association between early experiences and neurodevelopmental plasticity. The primary goal of our research is to develop safe preventative and therapeutic interventions that will address the source of the dysfunction and promote the reestablishment of typical developmental trajectories.  

Research Areas: 
developmental origins of neuroplasticity
  • Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)