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Areas of focus

Most research in the Hurvitz brain sciences program at Sunnybrook Research Institute (SRI) is focused on understanding and treating stroke and neurodegenerative diseases (like dementias and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), mood and anxiety disorders, neuropsychiatric consequences of traumatic or acquired brain injury and multiple sclerosis, brain tumours and sleep disorders.

We are also doing complementary research on molecular targets of anaesthetics such as GABA receptors, biochemical and immunological study of misfolding proteins, gene therapy and neural plasticity, acetylcholine in brain aging and Alzheimer’s and the physiology of cerebrospinal fluid transportation.

Researchers in our program work with each other and with other scientists in all three research platforms, to bring a multidisciplinary approach to brain sciences research.

Research foci