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The Neurobiology Research Group is housed within University of Toronto's state-of-the-art scientific building: the Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research (commonly referred to as the Donnelly Centre or CCBR). This unique facility consists of an organization of research investigators from the Faculty of Medicine, the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. The Donnelly Centre is an open, fluid environment that encourages new ways of approaching biological problems by stimulating unconventional interactions among disciplines. There are laboratory and teaching facilities on 10 open concept floors which house over 400 highly skilled researchers and support staff.


The van der Kooy lab is located on the 11th floor of the Donnelly Centre, along with the Audet and Zandstra labs. Our lab consists of 8 full time graduate students, 3 post doctoral researchers, 3 undergraduate student and 1 Technician. We have been home to over 75 highly skilled scientists these past years, many of whom continue to work within the scientific community. Of further note, the van der Kooy lab's downtown-Toronto location easily facilitates relationship building and collaborative efforts with other nearby researchers. Some recent collaborative efforts include labs from the University Health Network (Michael Fehlings and Gordon Keller), Sick Kids (Freda Miller, Janet Rossant and David Kaplan) and The University of Toronto (Cindi Morshead, Molly > Shoichet, and Peter Zandstra).







**photo credit: Sandrine Willaime-Morawek**