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Trevor James Hamilton

Associate Professor in Neuroscience (Department of Psychology), MacEwan University

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at MacEwan University (Edmonton, Alberta), an adjunct at the Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute (University of Alberta), and a visiting scholar at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (University of California San Diego). I received my PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from McGill University. I currently teach a variety of courses including, Applied Neuropharmacology and Brain and Behaviour.

My research focuses on a variety of topics both in the zebrafish laboratory at MacEwan and in collaboration with other institutes. At the zebrafish laboratory, my students have been examining the effect of elevated carbon dioxide (projected for the future) on zebrafish movement, memory, and anxiety. Other research includes establishing novel and reliable tests of learning and memory in fish; namely the novel object recognition test and episodic-like memory tests. A third area of interest is the effect of pharmacological substances on fish behaviour. My students have examined patterns of drug administration and the nature of addiction.


  • –present
    Associate Professor in Neuroscience (Department of Psychology), MacEwan University


  • 2009 
    University of Alberta, Ph. D. Neuroscience