The Manitoba Neuroscience Network is led by member volunteers. The Executive Director oversees all network activities and appoints Directors of Networking and Outreach. The Networking Director is responsible for the MNN Annual Scientific Meeting, the Seminar/Visiting Speaker Series and new initiatives. Event chairs coordinate individual networking activities. The Outreach Director is responsible for organizing outreach activities including the Brain Bee, public lectures, Café Scientifique, MNN social media and other programs, including new initiatives. Again, event chairs coordinate and recruit volunteers for individual outreach events.

The Executive Director also serves as the President of the SFN Winnipeg Chapter. Click here for more details on SFN Winnipeg Chapter governance.

Current Office Holders

MNN Executive Director
Chris Anderson, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology and Director, Neuroscience Research Program
Kleysen Institute for Advanced Medicine and University of Manitoba

Networking

Networking Director
Chris Anderson, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology and Director, Neuroscience Research Program
Kleysen Institute for Advanced Medicine and University of Manitoba

Chair, Seminar Series
Eftekhar Eftekharpour, PhD
Assistant Professor of Physiology and Pathophysiology
Spinal Cord Research Centre, University of Manitoba

Chair, 2017 Meeting
Tabrez Siddiqui, PhD
Assistant Professor of Physiology and Pathophysiology
Kleysen Institute for Advanced Medicine and University of Manitoba

2017 Scientific Meeting Secretariat
Kelly Jorundson
Administrative Manager, Division of Neurodegenerative Disorders
St. Boniface Hospital Research

Outreach

Outreach Director
Sari Hannila, PhD
Assistant Professor of Human Anatomy and Cell Science
University of Manitoba

Chair, Social Media
Crystal Acosta
PhD Candidate in Pharmacology and Therapeutics
University of Manitoba

Assistants

Kelly Jorundson (Networking)
Kae Normandeau (Outreach)
Sharon McCartney (General)
Gilles Detillieux (Information Technology)