Clinical Research/Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

The Western Instititute for Neuroscience is committed to fostering collaborative research between basic and clinical researchers in neuroscience by bridging the gap between laboratory research and clinical practice.

The Clinical Research/Postdoctoral Fellowship program was launched in November 2021 for this purpose and offers competitive two-year fellowships for individuals with clinical degrees or PhDs with co-supervision by a clinician and a basic scientist in neuroscience. This program allows fellows to spend some of their time working in clinical setting, but the majority of their time focused on research.

In clinical settings, fellows will have an opportunity to work with patients with neurological and related diseases and disorders and to gain direct experience working side by side with clinical faculty in neurology, psychiatry, medicine, radiology, pediatrics, anesthesiology and/or physical medicine and rehabilitation, at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and at London Health Sciences Centre sites.

In basic research settings, fellows will gain experience working in one or more of Western’s state-of-the-art core facilities and innovation platforms for neuroscience research.

Three successful applicants were awarded Clinical Research/Postdoctoral Research Fellowships for 2022:

  • Roberto Budzinski
  • Kathleen Lyons
  • Umamaheswari Venkatasubramanian