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Since its launch in 2010, the Department of Neuroscience has grown exponentially while attracting talented faculty and students alike. Carleton University is recognized as a global leader and pioneer in the field of neuroscience. In addition to its emerging strength in the area of neurodevelopment and plasticity, the department established its international reputation for its research on the effects of stress on brain processes and mental health.

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Researchers: Alfonso Abizaid, Argel Aguillar-Valles, Hongyu Sun, Hymie Anisman, John Stead, Kim Matheson, Melissa Chee, Robyn McQuaid, Shawn Hayley

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Researchers: Alfonso Abizaid, Hymie Anisman, Melissa Chee, Patrice Smith, Shawn Hayley, Zul Merali

[Alt-Text: A black and white image of Golgi-impregnated neurons in the cortex of the brain. The neurons shown in white make up an extensive network against a black background.]

Researchers: Argel Aguillar-Valles, Hymie Anisman, Kim Matheson, Matthew Holahan, Patrice Smith, Robyn McQuaid, Shawn Hayley, Zul Merali

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Researchers: Hongyu Sun, Matthew Holahan, Mike Hildebrand, Patrice Smith, Shawn Hayley

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Researchers: Alfonso Abizaid, Argel Aguillar-Valles, Hongyu Sun, Matthew Holahan, Mike Hildebrand, Patrice Smith

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