Dr. Lisa Kalynchuk

Dr. Lisa Kalynchuk
Vice-President Research & Innovation
Division of Medical Sciences
Office: MWB A110
Dr. Kalynchuk holds a B.Sc. in Psychology from the University of Alberta, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Behavioural Neuroscience from the University of British Columbia. Dr. Kalynchuk joined the University of Victoria on July 1, 2017, and holds an academic appointment with the Division of Medical Sciences, with an adjunct appointment to the Department of Psychology.

Dr. Kalynchuk's research focuses on the neurobiology of depression, the psychiatric complications of epilepsy, and the effect of chronic stress on the brain and behavior.

Before joining the University, Dr. Kalynchuk was a tenured Full Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan, and the Interim Associate Dean, Interdisciplinary Health Research in the Office of the Vice-Provost Health. She recently completed two terms as a Canada Research Chair in Behavioral Neuroscience. Her international collaborations include research groups in the United States and the European Union. She has served on the editorial board of several journals in her field and on grant selection committees for NSERC, CIHR, Brain Canada, the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation, the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation, and the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research.