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Taylor Schmitz is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, a research scientist at the Robarts Research Institute, the Lawson Health Research Institute, and Brain and Mind Institute at Western University.
Following a PhD at the University of Toronto, Taylor held postdoctoral fellowships at the Universities of Cambridge and McGill. He is currently the director of the Laboratory for Integrative Neuroscience of Cognition and Aging (INCAlab). The INCAlab takes a translational neuroscience approach to understand the role of the ascending neuromodulatory systems in brain function, dysfunction and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. A key objective is to accelerate the development of biomarkers and treatments for cholinergic degeneration. Dr. Schmitz’s projects involve collaborations with Western scientists at the Robarts Research Institute, Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping, and the Lawson Health Research Institute, as well as internationally with collaborators in the United States and Europe.