Taufik A Valiante, MD, PhD, FRCSC

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I am interested in understanding the building blocks of the human brain (neurons) and the ultimate manifestation of their collective activity (oscillations to cognition—depending on the scale of investigation). My collaborations with amazing scientists and students enable me to contribute to research on memory, eye movements, epilepsy, biophysical properties of neurons, computational modelling, mathematical modelling, neuromodulation (electrical, music, optical), the development of physical tools (optical, electrical), and brain-machine interfaces. These multi-scale endeavors likely satisfy a personal desire to realize the title of a very formative book introducing me to the field of experimental neuroscience, entitled “From Neuron to Brain”—which I have adopted as my lab’s name.

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Staff Neurosurgeon, Toronto Western Hospital
Surgical Director, Epilepsy Program, Toronto Western Hospital
Associate Professor, Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery; Associate Professor, Institute of Medical Sciences; Faculty, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto