John G. Mielke

University of Waterloo, Canada


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

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