The Developmental Neuroscience Lab is part of the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour, at McMaster University, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
The activities of the lab focus on the development of multidisciplinary research on Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.
Our lab works with a number of child development initiatives across Ontario, as well as other similar national and international facilities.
Launch of New Website
Welcome to our new website. In the coming months we will be updating the pages.
Scanning is starting for the Mavan cohort See Alexander Hall under About Us
Developing Program Themes
We have a number of program areas in development including - changes in functional networks across middle childhood - neuroplasticity through Targeted Computer Game training - the identification of Risk and Neurodevelopmental Endophenontypes of Bipolar Disorder, MDD and ASD
Interested in Graduate Studies in our Lab? Click her for details
If you are interested in applying for graduate work in the Developmental Neuroscience Lab please read the following:
Course background relevant to Imaging research. Our lab makes use of a number of imaging modalities. In addition, our research examines child development and psychopathology. We therefore need students with an appropriate background in the sciences, including biology, child development, psychology and statistics. A course background in neuroscience is strongly recommended.
High undergraduate GPA. Graduate students in our department are required to apply for external funding from federal and provincial sources each year. Funding typically goes to students with high GPA’s. Consequently, preference is given to students who have a good chance of obtaining external funding. Cumulative GPA’s in the A range or higher are recommended.
Canadian citizenship or residency. Each year there are a limited number of foreign student spots available within the department. In addition, Non-Canadian students require a much greater financial investment on the part of supervisors than do Canadian students. Presently, there are no lab funds to support the additional cost associated with the supervision of a foreign student.
Connecting If you feel that you meet these criteria, please send Dr. Hall your resume and a transcript (unofficial is fine). Please also write a paragraph about your long-term career plans and how working in the developmental neuroscience lab would support them. Please also indicate which area(s) of the lab’s research interests you and what knowledge and skills you can bring to a research project in that area. Finally, to apply for graduate study please follow the guidelines on the PNB McMaster Website at: www.science.mcmaster.ca/pnb/graduate-studies/prospective-students.html