Research Teams

Current research teams in the Neuroscience Cluster.

Saskatchewan Epilepsy Research Team


The mission of the Saskatchewan Epilepsy Research Initiative (SERT) is to develop a clinical and basic sciences team to serve patients with intractable epilepsy in Saskatchewan.

Team Members:

Dr. Jose Tellez
Dr. Farzad Moien
Dr. Lisa Kalynchuk
Dr. Changiz Taghibiglou
Dr. Francisco Cayabyab
Dr. Ron Borowsky


Dr. Huma Aftab
Dr. Mirna Vrbancic
Dr. Christopher Robinson
Dr. Mark Hiken
Dr. Marla Mickleborough
Dr. Richard Huntsman
Dr. Simona Hasal
Dr. Gary Hunter
Dr. Adam Wu

The Saskatchewan Cerebrovascular Centre


Our mission is the education of our neurosurgery residents. There is a graduated responsibility throughout the residency to reach the final goal of producing a competent Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada neurosurgeon.

Our goal of the neurosurgery program is to produce fully trained neurosurgeons that are able to:

  • Successfully pass the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Specialty examination in Neurosurgery.
  • Able to practice at a consultant level in Neurosurgery.
  • Have a superior understanding of neuropathology, neuroradiology, neurosurgery, basic neurosciences, neurology, and other related disciplines.
  • Exhibit exceptional clinical knowledge in neurosurgery
  • Exhibit proficiency in neurosurgery procedures.
  • Act in a professional manner with excellent communication, manager, and health advocacy skill.
  • Exhibit excellent leadership skills and abilities
  • Have an excellent understanding of research methodology.