John G. Mielke0000-0002-2151-9691
While at the University of Toronto (Canada), Dr. Mielke completed his undergraduate work in neuroscience before going on to graduate training in the laboratory of Dr. Yu-Tian Wang in the department of laboratory medicine and pathobiology. After this, he went to the National Research Council (NRC; Ottawa, Canada), where he completed a post-doctoral fellowship in neurophysiology with Drs. Balu Chakravarthy and Geoffrey Mealing. Following his fellowship, he remained at the NRC for two years as a staff scientist in the Neurobiology Programme before accepting a faculty appointment in the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo (Canada), where he has been since 2008. Work in the Mielke laboratory uses a variety of biochemical, electrophysiological, and behavioural methods combined with appropriate animal models to better understand neuroplasticity across the lifespan. Current research is focused upon two general areas: the first area of interest concerns the role that environmental factors early in the lifespan (notably, maternal nutrition and pre-adolescent psychosocial stress) may play in the programming of metabolism and brain development, and the second area of interest concerns the examination of stroke pathogenesis and therapeutics in pre-clinical models.
Biography Updated on 19 June 2012