Meet Our Researchers

Board of Governors Research Chairs

Board of Governors Research Chairs are prestigious appointments, which acknowledge the research accomplishments of University faculty members. Chairholders are appointed for five year terms and may be renewed multiple times.

Dr. Carly Adams, Tier II

Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education
Appointed in July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2019.

Dr. Reginald Bibby

Department of Sociology
Appointed in 2001, renewed in 2006 and 2011, 2016.

Dr. Larry Flanagan

Department of Biological Sciences
Appointed in 2003, renewed in 2008, 2015.

Dr. Bryan Kolb

Department of Neuroscience
Appointed in 2001, renewed in 2006 and 2011, 2016.

Dr. Rob Laird, Tier II

Department of Biological Sciences
Appointed in July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2019.

Dr. Bonnie Lee, Tier II

Faculty of Health Sciences
Appointed in July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2019.

Dr. Gerlinde Metz

Department of Neuroscience
Appointed in 2015.

Dr. Igor Kovalchuk

Department of Biological Sciences
Appointed in 2007, renewed in 2012

Dr. Paul Vasey

Department of Psychology
Appointed in 2015.

Dr. Olga Kovalchuk

Department of Biological Sciences
Appointed in 2007, renewed in 2012

Dr. Robert McDonald

Department of Neuroscience
Appointed in 2011, 2016.

Dr. David Naylor

Department of Physics & Astronomy
Appointed in 2003, reappointed in 2012

Dr. Sergio Pellis

Department of Neuroscience
Appointed in 2007, renewed in 2012

Dr. Stacey Wetmore

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Appointed 2015 (term begins in 2017)

Dr. Stewart Rood

Department of Biological Sciences
Appointed in 2001, renewed in 2006 and 2011, 2016.

Dr. Pei Shao, Tier II

Faculty of Management
Appointed in July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2019.

Dr. Robert Sutherland

Department of Neuroscience
Appointed in 2014

 Past Recipients

Kurt Klein
(Economics)
2003-2008
Gail Michener
(Biological Sciences)
2003-2008
Randall Weselake
(Chemistry & Biochemistry)
2001-2004
Ian Whishaw
(Neuroscience)
2000-2010