Associate Professor  |  Director, Surgical Epilepsy Program; Neurosurgeon, TWH; Director, CRANIA; Scientist, Krembil Research Institute; Co-Director Max Planck,UofT Center for Neural Sci&Tech; Scientist The KITE Res Instit

Taufik A. Valiante



University Health Network - TWH
399 Bathurst St, N/S - 4th Flr, Rm 436, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5T 2S8
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Taufik is interested in understanding the building blocks of the human brain (neurons), and the ultimate manifestation of their collective activity (oscillations to cognition – depending on the scale of investigation). His collaborations with amazing scientists and students allow him to contribute to research on memory, eye movements, epilepsy, biophysical properties of neurons, computational modelling, mathematical modelling, neuromodulation (electrical, music, optical), development of physical tools (optical, electrical), and brain machine interfaces. These multi-scale endeavors likely satisfy a personal desire to realize the title of a very formative book introducing him to the field of experimental neuroscience, entitled “From Neuron to Brain” – which he has adopted as his lab’s name.

He is currently the Director of the Surgical Epilepsy Program at the Krembil Neuroscience Center, Co-Director, CRANIA: Center for Advancing Neurotechnological Innovation to Application; Director, CRANIA Neuromodulation Institute, University of Toronto; a Senior Scientist at the Krembil Research Institute; Co-Director Max Planck-UofT Center for Neural Science and Technology; Scientist at The KITE Research Institute, UHN and has a cross-appointment at the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering. His neurosurgical staff appointment is at the Toronto Western Hospital, he is currently Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Toronto, and is appointed as the Gerry and Tootsie Halbert Chair in Neural Repair and Regeneration.  

Clinical Admin  ( Olga Dvorkin)

Research Admin (Tania Dias)

Twitter: @DrValiante | @C_R_A_N_I_A | @neuron2brain | @mpc_utoronto