IBRO US/Canada Regional Committee (USCRC)

The IBRO US/Canada Regional Committee (USCRC) is the IBRO Regional Committee composed of elected voluntary leadership that focuses on supporting and promoting neuroscience in the US/Canadian region based on its specific needs and conditions. Our activities include:

  • Advising IBRO leadership on regional needs, challenges and opportunities
  • Providing resources for US/Canadian researchers and those interested in US/Canadian neuroscience
  • Serving as IBRO regional ambassadors
  • Developing and proposing the annual budget for IBRO’s US/Canadian activities
  • Reviewing US/Canada and global grant applications
  • Holding an annual committee meeting to review, discuss and identify US/Canadian neuroscience priorities
  • Working closely with the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) and the Canadian Association for Neuroscience (CAN/ACN), the IBRO US/Canadian member societies and other US/Canadian and global scientific networks to increase brain research and awareness in the region.

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IBRO-USCRC Committee Members serve for 3-year terms (according to current IBRO by-laws established in February 2018) and have the option to run for re-election once. Candidates for new members are proposed by our Governing Council to the Nominating Committee who then evaluates and shortlists the final candidates. They are then presented to the Governing Council in an online election process that ultimately determines the new members.

Michela Fagiolini (2018-21; Chair, 2022-24)
Associate Professor
Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston, USA

Kurt Haas (2018-21; Co-Chair, 2022-24)
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada

Julie Lefebvre (2023-25)
Canada Research Chair
Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute

Toronto, Canada

Ramesh Raghupathi (2023-25)
Drexel University

Philadelphia, USA

Majid Mohajerani (2022-24)
Associate Professor
Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience, University of Lethbridge

Aparna Suvrathan (2022-24)
Assistant Professor
Centre for Research in Neuroscience, McGill University

Lee E. Eiden (2022-24)
Chief of Section
National Institute of Mental Health
Philadelphia, USA

Leigh Anne Swayne (2022-24)
Associate Professor
Division of Medical Sciences, University of Victoria

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