uOBMRI Opens Lab Space to Carleton U Neuroscientists and Trainees
The Faculty of Medicine bids a warm welcome to a group of neuroscience researchers and trainees from Carleton University in the spirit of collaboration and sharing in a time of need.
For six months, the group of researchers from Carleton will be spread out across multiple labs within the Faculty while their new facilities are being built. Move-in date was March 2.
Labs sharing their space are all headed by members of the University of Ottawa Brain and Mind Research Institute (uOBMRI). Those opening their doors to their Carleton colleagues include locations in the Faculty’s Roger Guindon Hall as well as within the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute at The Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus.
Carleton is important organization in the city with regards to brain-related research. The uOBMRI has a history of collaboration with Carleton’s neuroscientists, having already worked together on many projects.
“The sharing of facilities emphasizes our strong interactions with our peers in brain research from Carleton University,” says Dr. David Park, Director of the uOBMRI. “This is another indication of us all coming together.”
This sharing of lab space will also provide an opportunity for collaboration and enhanced partnerships between researchers.
“Working in physical proximity to one’s peers allows us to interact,” Dr. Park says. “This is a good opportunity to bring the two groups even closer.”
Banner photo: Researchers from uOBMRI and the Faculty of Medicine will be working alongside each other for six months. Pictured: Carleton University PhD student Chris Rudyk and Teresa Fortin, manager of Carleton’s Shawn Hayley lab. Photo: Chonglu Huang