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Andrew Pruszynski was originally trained as an Electrical Engineer at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver (B.Ap.Sci, 1999-2004). After briefly working in industry, he completed a PhD (2004-2011) in Neuroscience at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario under the supervision of Dr. Steve Scott. Andrew’s dissertation, which was awarded the Governor General’s Gold Medal, focused on the neural control of arm movement with a specific focus on the sophistication of reflex responses. In 2011, he went on to do a post-doctoral fellowship with Roland Johansson in Umea, Sweden where his research focused on how tactile inputs are processed during object manipulation.
In 2014, Andrew was recruited to Western University in London, Ontario as a Canada Research Chair in Sensorimotor Neuroscience. He is jointly appointed to the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology and the Department of Psychology and is part of both the Robarts Research Institute and the Brain and Mind Institute.
Andrew’s research is funded by CIHR, NSERC and the Simons Foundation. He was won a number of high-profile awards including the Early Career Award from the Society for the Neural Control of Movement (2018) and the Stevenson Award from the Canadian Physiological Society (2019).