Device Development and Biological Testing Core


Dr. Matthew Churchward is an Assistant Professor in Biology at Concordia University of Edmonton and coordinates research with Dr. Kathryn Todd of the Department of Psychiatry at University of Alberta.  His research focuses on the relationship between glial cells and brain health, and the divergence of inflammation as either a repair mechanism or damage mechanism after injury to the brain.  Within the SMART Network Matthew is also interested in evaluating the biological response to both injuries and devices, and strategies to improve biocompatibility at the interface between implanted devices and the nervous system.