October 15, 2013
Dr. Mark Bisby is an independent consultant and an advisor for the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation, Brain Canada, and several other health research organizations. He is the former Vice-President of Research for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Dr. Bisby retired in 2006 and now works as a consultant in research program design and evaluation.
Dr. Bisby holds an MA and D.Phil. from Oxford University and is a past-President of the Canadian Federation of Biological Societies and the Canadian Physiological Society. A professor, researcher and former Assistant Dean of Medical Sciences at the University of Calgary, Dr. Bisby was Head of the Department of Physiology at Queen’s University before joining the Medical Research Council and subsequently CIHR.
He has published over 100 scientific articles in the area of neuroscience, most recently about the inappropriate regenerative events that follow nerve injury and which lead to chronic pain.