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Patrick Whelan


Professor, Physiology (Neuroscience)
Comparative Biology and Experimental Medicine (CBEM)

Contact Information: 

+1 (403) 220-4210
+1 (403) 220-8427  (Lab)
HMRB 168
HSC 2068 (Lab)


Dr. Patrick Whelan received his PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Alberta in 1996 and completed his postdoctoral training at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda Maryland before joining the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary in 2000. He joined the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in 2005 and is currently jointly appointed in the Faculty of Medicine. He is currently a member of the Department of Comparative Biology and Experimental Medicine (FVM), Department of Physiology and Biophysics (Faculty of Medicine) and the Department of Clinical Neurosciences (Faculty of Medicine). Dr. Whelan is currently a co-leader of the Spinal Cord and Nerve Regeneration Group within the Hotchkiss Brain Institute.

Research / Scholarly Activities: 

Please see website below for more information

Graduate Program Affiliations : 
Veterinary Medical Sciences
Research personnel and trainees : 

Dr. Sandeep Sharma (Research Associate)
Dr. Celine Jean-Xavier (Research Associate)
Dr. Kathrin Koblinger (PhD Student)
Simon Sharples (PhD Student)
Sukanya Biswabharati (PhD Student)
Adam Kirkby (Masters Student)
Kyle Mayr (Undergraduate Student Researcher)
Katie Girgulis (Honours Neuroscience Thesis Student)
Jillian Ejdrygiewicz (Laboratory Technician and Manager)

Position Recruitment / Trainees : 
Actively recruiting graduate students and post-doctoral fellows