Neuroscience Researcher Bruce McNaughton Among Alberta's 50 Most Influential People

Dr. Bruce McNaughton (Department of Neuroscience, Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience) has been named one of Alberta's 50 most influential people by Alberta Venture Magazine.

McNaughton is profiled in the July issue of the magazine, which is widely available at most newsstands, or electronically at the Alberta Venture website.

McNaughton is the first scientist to win the $10 million Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research Polaris Award, the richest health research award in Canada.

He joined the University of Lethbridge in 2008, and has moved his research program from the University of Arizona to the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience (CCBN) at the University of Lethbridge.

McNaughhton's research focuses on how brain cells process information and form memories, and how those processes are altered by aging, trauma or substance abuse.

AHFMR's $10 million award has been matched by the University of Lethbridge and the Informatics Circle of Research Excellence (ICORE) for a total investment of $20 million into McNaughton's research and the CCBN.

Complete information about Dr. McNaughton, his research program and the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience can be found at this website: