Principal Investigator

Dr. Catharine Winstanley obtained a first class honours degree in Psychology and Physiology from the University of Oxford, and subsequently completed a PhD at the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Prof. Trevor Robbins. Her research focused on exploring the neural and neurochemical basis of different forms of impulsivity. As a post-doctoral researcher in the laboratory of Prof. Eric Nestler at UT Southwestern, she investigated whether manipulating intracellular signaling pathways can affect impulse control and cognitive function, and applied such knowledge to models of drug addiction.

In July 2017, Dr. Winstanley became a tenured full professor at the University of British Columbia where she has established the Laboratory of Molecular and Behavioural Neuroscience, and engages in university lecturing. She has been a tenured Associate Professor since July 2012. She was a Michael Smith Early Career Scholar, a CIHR New Investigator, and has received numerous awards for her research.