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Dr. Brian Christie


University of Victoria

Discovery (Biological & Genetic Mechanisms)

Brian R. Christie is a Professor in the Island Medical Program where he has a primary appointment with The Division of Medical Sciences at the University of Victoria and an Affiliate Professor position with the University of British Columbia.

He obtained an MSc from the University of Calgary (Dr. B. H. Bland) and a Ph.D. from the University of Otago (Dunedin, New Zealand; Dr. W. C. Abraham) and then did postdoctoral work at Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX; Dr. D. Johnston) and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies (San Diego, CA; Dr. T. Sejnowski).

Dr. Christie's research program is based in Victoria and exams sex differences in Prenatal and Developmental Substance Exposure; Traumatic Brain Injury; and Fragile X Syndrome. The focus of his research program is to better understand sex specific issues related to these research areas and to develop effective and accessible therapies to promote brain resilience. His work is founded on his basic research program, that focuses on synaptic plasticity in the developing/aging brain, but also extends to clinical populations.

Area of Research Expertise
Neurogenesis; Brain Repair; Synaptic Plasticity; Brain Injury; FASD; Alcohol; Cannabis; Psilocybin; FXS; Prenatal; Aging