Collaborative Research

Faculty members in the Department of Biology – both regular & affiliated – are actively involved in collaborative, interdisciplinary research at Western and in the broader academic community. Memberships in formal research groups, centers, and institutes are listed below.

Research Groups

Integrative Avian Research Group (Department of Psychology).


Biology, Philosophy, Evolution Discussion Group (BiPED; Department of Philosophy).

Research Centers

Biotron Experimental Climate Change Research Centre (Biotron).


Centre for Translational Cancer Research (CTCR)


Soochow-Western Centre for Synchrotron Radiation Research (SWC-English)

Research Institutes

Biomedical Imaging Research Centre (BIRC)


Brain and Mind Institute


Lawson Health Research Institute


Rotman Institute of Philosophy

Interdisciplinary Programs for Research and Training

Biomedical Engineering Graduate Research Program (Western Biomedical Engineering)


Developmental Biology Program (Developmental Biology)


Neuroscience Program (Neuroscience)


Synthetic Microbial Genomes @ Western (SynGenMicrobes@Western)

Research Institutes & Organizations outside of Western


Children's Health Research Institute (CHRI)


Ontario Institute of Regenerative Medicine (OIRM)


Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Toronto (Vector Institute)


Windsor Cancer Research Group (WCRG)