Welcome to the web page for Dr. Ian Winship's lab in the Neurochemical Research Unit at the University of Alberta!

As part of the Neurochemical Research Unit (Department of Psychiatry ) and Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute, our multi-disciplinary research in behavioural neuroscience uses modern in vivo cellular and regional imaging, optogenetics, quantitative immunoassays, and other approaches to investigate the neurobiology of the healthy or injured brain and to develop new approaches to treat brain disorders. Click the links above to learn more about our research personnel, questions, and approaches!

Recent Winship Lab News
  • Congratulations to Faith (AIHS), Rayyan (NSERC), and An (FoMD) for being awarded summer research studentships! Congrats to Hossein on being awarded the Mary Pat Barry Mental Health Studentship for 2020!
  • Check out Junqiang's new open access papers on "Improved collateral flow and reduced damage after remote ischemic perconditioning during distal middle cerebral artery occlusion in aged rats" and "Impaired Collateral Flow in Pial Arterioles of Aged Rats During Ischemic Stroke." Also happy to collabrate with Dr. Shuaib's group on this paper giving mechanistic insight into remote ischemia "An increase in AMPK/e-NOS signaling and attenuation of MMP-9 may contribute to remote ischemic perconditioning associated neuroprotection in rat model of focal ischemia"
  • Congratulations to David and Ron for exceptional defenses of their Honors Thesis Projects!
  • Contrats to Junqiang (PhD) and Eszter (MSc) for successfully completing their degrees!