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Dr. Brian Christie
University of Victoria
Dr. Christie is a neuroscientist studying the effects of exercise on the brain. His laboratory employs a sophisticated array of electrophysiological, immunohistochemical, molecular and behavioral research methods to elucidate learning and memory mechanisms in the aging brain.
He is particularly interested in the hippocampal formation and has conducted studies to examine its role in learning and memory throughout the lifespan. Researchers in the lab also use animal models of disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and fragile-X syndrome to understand how neuropathologies can influence hippocampal structure and function.