January 21
@ 3:00 - HSC 4E20

Melanie Woodin PhD

University of Toronto
Department of Cell & Systems Biology



McMaster University is renowned for the creation of innovative teaching systems that accelerate student development. Nowhere is this more evident than in the breakthrough thinking that  led to the creation of --
MINDS - the McMaster Integrative Neuroscience Discovery & Study graduate program.

More than 80 faculty members from across the campus have collaborated on the development of McMaster's Neuroscience Graduate Program - a program designed to breakthrough those conventional boundaries that inhibit leading-edge, interdisciplinary research and study.

MINDS program covers the broadest spectrum of neuroscience: cellular and molecular; clinical and health; cognitive; computational; neurotech; and systems and behavioural.

MINDS connects students with an internationally recognized faculty of researchers and scholars, working within a closely knit, resource-rich research environment.

Current research projects within the faculty are aimed at improving human health and discovery in areas such as neural development, behavioural genetics, perception, pain, motor learning, vision, hearing, cancer, Alzheimer's, autism, Parkinson's, depression, dementia, anxiety, and neurotech.

Dr. Kathryn Murphy

Director MiNDS Graduate Program


MiNDS Graduate Program. Apply Now Click Here

Our goal is to attract the brightest graduate minds to the field of neuroscience by providing meaningful research opportunities.
Our students learn in a collaborative resource-rich environment alongside our outstanding group of supervisors.
Read more about the MiNDS program and find out about MiNDS supervisors.

Take a look at the MiNDS Students page to learn more about the interesting research projects our students are doing.

Out of Our MiNDS

MiNDS students are getting out of the lab to bring neuroscience to the community.

Want to join the group or have Out of Our MiNDS come to your class, seniors group, or corporate event? Just send us an email

Recent events by Out of Our MiNDS include:

  • Society for Neuroscience Brain Awareness -presentation
  • Burlington Public Library - professional development day discussion about the brain
  • Charles Beaudoin Public School - grade 5 class learning about the brain