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) and An (AIHS) for being awarded summer research studentships! Congrats to Sima on being awarded a Motyl Scholarship for 2021 and 2022!
  • Check out Mischa's new open access papers on "Distinct patterns of activity in individual cortical neurons and local networks in primary somatosensory cortex of mice evoked by square-wave mechanical limb stimulation" and Sam and Somnath's paper on "Inflammatory Cytokine Profile and Plasticity of Brain and Spinal Microglia in Response to ATP and Glutamatea."
  • Congratulations to Faith and Rayyan for exceptional defenses of their Honors Thesis Projects! Huge congratulations to Faith for being awarded the Lieutenant-Governor's Gold Medal for achieving the highest distinction in scholarship!!