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
Director, Surgical Epilepsy Program, Toronto Western Hospital
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
Associate Professor, The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Toronto
Faculty Member, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto
Faculty, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto
Co-Director, CRANIA (CenteR for Advancing Neurotechnological Innovation to Application)
Director, CRANIA Neuromodulation Institute, University of Toronto