The Neuroscience Division conducts innovative research in the field of basic and applied neurosciences. Our research integrates a variety of modalities including molecular, behavioural, and clinical neuroscience, as well as ageing, genetics and brain imaging. The Division is also involved in research training of highly qualified personnel, translational research, drug discovery, and knowledge translation and dissemination. In addition, the members of this division are involved in academic teaching activities at the undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate levels at McMaster University. The members of this Division, in cooperation and collaboration with other Divisions of the Department, McMaster, and the international research community, generate basic science knowledge applicable to clinical settings. The primary goal is to further our understanding of fundamental mechanisms implicated in mental, behavioural, and neurological disorders, through the development of novel biomarkers, novel drugs and drug carriers, and pre-clinical animal models using a fully translational approach. This knowledge is then translated back to the clinical setting with the goal of improving the diagnosis, treatment, and/or prevention of mental, behavioural and neurological illnesses.