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An endogenous marker for immature neurons

Where are they now? Liisa Galea, PhD’94

Liisa Galea, PhD’94, was one of the first PhD graduates from the Department of Neuroscience. While her early undergraduate education focused on engineering, she decided to switch into neuroscience for her graduate education because she had always been interested in studying the brain. “I remember listening to psychology lectures on the brain and being so […]



Labelling different cell types by specific protein expression

Ask an Expert: Was Mary Poppins ‘perfect’ because she never had kids of her own?

In honour of Mother’s Day, mother and neuroscientist Dr. Liisa Galea tells us more how mothering shapes the brain and affects cognition. She also offers her own insights as a working mom about managing multiple ‘projects’ – family and professional – on the go, all at once, seemingly all the time. Q: The chronic pressure […]

Dr. Liisa Galea a 2015 YWCA Women of Distinction Award recipient

On May 26, 2015, YWCA Metro Vancouver announced the winners of its 32nd annual Women of Distinction Awards. Each year, these awards honour inspiring women and their achievements. Among them was UBC Psychology professor Liisa Galea, recipient of the Technology, Science and Research award. Please join us in congratulating Liisa on this well-deserved honour! Read […]