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Western Faculty Profile: Dr. Stephen Lomber

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Dr. Stephen Lomber is a professor at The University of Western Ontario in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology. He completed his Bachelor of Science at The University of Rochester followed by his Ph.D. at the Boston University School of Medicine and he currently holds the Canada Research Chair in Brain Plasticity and Development. Dr. Lomber’s research revolves around the influence of experience on brain development and adaptive neuroplasticity. His lab studies how the brain changes following hearing loss and the changes that occur after a cochlear implantation. In addition, Dr. Lomber is a dedicated professor who teaches undergraduate courses in neuroscience and physiology. Shengjie Ying, a member of the WURJ Academic Affairs Committee, interviewed Dr. Lomber about his career path to Western, passion for teaching, and advice for students.

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