Can we improve the outcomes of those affected by severe psychiatric and neurological disorders?
The Kowalec lab is a multi-disciplinary research program at the University of Manitoba, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, which combines genomics, biostatistics, and epidemiology, to advance the outcomes of those affected by neurological and psychiatric disorders. Our work regularly involves an extensive network of Canadian, American, Swedish, and other International collaborators. Our group is located in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, College of Pharmacy, at the University of Manitoba, where we contribute to the creation of a data science hub. We are a "dry-lab" focussed on computation and analysis, but collaborate with "wet-lab" groups internationally.
We aim to improve patient outcomes in neurology or psychiatry via scientific discoveries using genomic, speciality clinic, and population-based data. We also want to implement pharmacogenomics and pharmacoepidemiological research findings into the clinical practice of neurology or psychiatry.
Excellence - Strive for research that is of the highest level of excellence
Integrity - Be honest and have a moral compass
Innovative - Be creative and open to new ideas and methods
Equity - Treat others equally and irrespective of status, race, gender, sex, or sexual orientation
Responsibility - Understand that social responsibilities of medical research exist and that they should be respected
Inclusivity - We strive for an inclusive environment, where everyone can thrive no matter their learning and working styles, including those who are neurodiverse
Congratulations to both Mina Shirinbakhshmasoleh and Thuy-Dung Nguyen for successfully defending their graduate degrees!