Edward Ruthazer, PhD

Faculty Advisor & Speaker Trainer

Professor Edward Ruthazer is a full professor in the Department of Neurology & Neurosurgery at McGill University. He graduated from Princeton University in 1988 and received his PhD in Neuroscience from UCSF in 1996. After carrying out postdoctoral research on visual system development at Osaka University and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, he established an independent research lab at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) in 2005. Dr. Ruthazer is currently the Associate Director of the McGill Integrated Program in Neuroscience graduate program and Leader of the Neurodevelopmental Disorders Research Group at the Neuro. Ruthazer has held a tier II Canada Research Chair (2005–2015) and a FRQS chaire de recherche (2015–2019). He was the inaugural recipient of the Young Investigator Award from the Canadian Association for Neuroscience in 2011. His research applies in vivo multiphoton imaging and electrophysiology approaches to understanding the mechanisms by which sensory experience modifies developing neuronal circuits.