Henry J.M. Barnett Scholarship 2004/2005 - Todd

Dr. Kathryn Todd
University of Alberta
Dr. Kathryn Todd is studying what happens in adult and neonatal brains after a stroke. She is interested in the impact of a stroke on how different types of brain cells ‘talk’ or signal one another. This ‘cross-talk’ between cells can promote cell survival or cause cell death. Dr. Todd hopes to manipulate this signaling between cells and tip the balance in favour of brain cell survival.
Dr. Todd believes there is no single magic bullet that will protect or rescue brain cells from the effects of a stroke. That is why she is studying the best way to intervene at different times along the cascade of events that are initiated after a stroke.
Dr. Todd is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and in the Centre for Neuroscience, as well as an Adjunct Professor in the Division of Neurology at the University of Alberta. She is also Associate Director of the Neurochemical Research Unit.