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Dr. G. Campbell (Cam) Teskey

Position: 

Professor, University of Calgary
HBI Education Director

Phone: 
(403) 220-4962
Address: 

Office: HSC 2103 Lab: HSC 2046
3330 Hospital Drive N.W Calgary, AB  T2N 4N1

Research Activities: 

My research program focuses on three independent but related fields of research that have both basic (curiosity driven) and applied (health sciences) aspects to them:

  1. Epilepsy & Seizure Disorders
  2. Stroke Recovery
  3. The Cellular/Synaptic Basis of Learning & Memory

My work uses animal models of diseases, syndromes and treatments. I measure animal behaviour using a variety of assessment techniques (e.g. open field, single pellet reaching task, pasta matrix task, elevated plus maze, cylinder task, and ladder task). I also use behavioural experience (skilled-reaching, wheel running, enriched environments) to understand how the brain changes. I employ electrophysiological (Intracortical microstimulation, EEG, evoked potentials, multi- and single-unit activity), and pharmacological (systemic and focal infusions) techniques to elucidate the underlying mechanisms. In collaboration with a number of colleagues I have also examined alterations in neural and glial cell anatomy at the cellular, ultrastructural and molecular/genetic levels.

Research Interests: 
Publications: 
Degrees: 
  • B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)
  • Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)
  • M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Research Personnel: 
  • Bonita Ma (Reserach Assistant)
  • Andrew Brown (Graduate Student)
  • Amy Henderson (Graduate Student)
  • Aylin Reid (Graduate Student)
  • Jennifer Vuong (Graduate Student)
  • Kathleen Davidson (Graduate Student)
  • Ryan McCarthy (Graduate Student)