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John G. Mielke

Dr. Mielke is a neurobiologist and associate professor in the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo. He completed his doctoral training in laboratory medicine and pathobiology at the University of Toronto, followed by a post-doctoral fellowship in neurophysiology at the National Research Council of Canada in Ottawa. Research in the Mielke laboratory is largely focused upon understanding the various ways that cells in the brain change in response to their environment. Using a variety of technical methods, two main topics are investigated: a) The neurobiological embedding of adversity. The aim with this line of research is to improve understanding around how adverse environmental factors (such as malnutrition and psychosocial stress) can affect the development and/or function of brain areas related to learning and memory. b) Biological characteristics that influence outcome from brain injury. The goal with this work is to enhance understanding about how variables like sex, age, and anatomical region can affect the cellular changes that arise following stroke-like injury.


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