The Faculty of Medicine’s Dr. Leonard Maler and the Faculty of Science’s Dr. André Longtin together have won the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering. The distinguished accolade is accompanied by a $250,000 research grant.
The two are highly deserving of this award that recognizes Canadian researchers turning shared knowledge and skills into excellent achievements. Dr. Maler, professor in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, and Dr. Longtin from the Department of Physics, combine expertise in neurobiology, mathematics and physics. Together they decipher neural code underlying the brain’s activity in efforts to map the mind and its functions. The pair’s important discoveries in basic research are part of a growing number of exciting initiatives casting uOBMRI (uOttawa Brain and Mind Research Institute) as a hub of neural research in Canada.