Dr. Doug Munoz appointed Interim Director, Centre for Neuroscience Studies
On the recommendation of Dean Jane Philpott, Matthew Evans, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, has appointed Dr. Doug Munoz as Interim Director, Centre for Neuroscience Studies (CNS) effective November 1, 2023 until October 31, 2024 or until such time that a new head is appointed.
Dean Philpott extends her sincere appreciation to Dr. Roumen Milev who led the CNS for the past six years. Under his leadership, the CNS has helped advance interdisciplinary neuroscience research and teaching, and established the Centre’s reputation for excellence. He also led the development of the CNS Strategic Plan, which identified four key research themes to further strengthen the Centre’s capacity and focus.
Dr. Munoz was the founding director of the Centre for Neuroscience Studies and held that role for 17 years. His research lab investigates how the brain controls voluntary eye movements to help evaluate brain function that can lead to better diagnoses of neurological and psychiatric conditions and ultimately new treatments.
Dr. Munoz is a Professor in the Departments of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Medicine and Psychology, and a former Canada Research Chair in Neuroscience. He earned his PhD in Neurology and Neurosurgery from McGill University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Eye Institute at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
The Centre for Neuroscience Studies joins over 90 faculty members across 14 different departments to advance neuroscience interdisciplinary research and teaching at Queen’s.
Please join Dean Philpott in congratulating Dr. Munoz on his appointment.