Dr. Stephen Scott
Dr. Stephen Scott is a professor in the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences at Queen’s University. He is also a member of the Centre for Neuroscience Studies and the CIHR Group in Sensory-Motor Systems. He graduated from the University of Waterloo in Systems Designs Engineering for his undergraduate degree and an MASc with Dr. D.A. Winter. He then completed his PhD with Dr. Gerald Loeb at Queen’s University in the Department of Physiology, followed by postdoctoral training at the Université de Montréal, Department of Physiology, with Dr. John Kalaska. His first faculty position was as a chercheur adjoint in the Department of Physiology at Université de Montréal in 1995. He moved his lab to Queen’s University in 1997.
Spanning the specializations of systems neuroscience, cognitive/behavioural neuroscience and clinical neuroscience, Dr. Scott’s research focuses on how different regions of the brain are involved in motor control and learning. He is the inventor of a robotic device called KINARM, the world’s first robotic system for measuring, with exquisite sensitivity and precision, the effects of brain injury on an individual’s ability to perform ordinary movements and tasks. One of his research labs examines neural activity in different brain regions of non-human primates during motor behavior. A second lab explores human motor performance and learning. A third lab located at St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital is used to quantify sensorimotor impairments in stroke and other neurological disorders.