Welcome to the Snutch Lab

The Snutch Lab research facilities are located in the Michael Smith Building and the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, on the campus of The University of British Columbia in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Under the direction of Professor Terrance P. Snutch, PhD, FRSC, the Lab’s major research interest is the study of the molecular mechanisms of signal transduction in the nervous system and its relationship to neurological disorders.

The research concentrates on using a multidisciplinary approach to characterize various aspects of the molecular, electrophysiological, pharmacological, biochemical and genetic properties of ion channels in normal and pathophysiological states.  Current projects involve epilepsy, migraine, schizophrenia, autism and chronic pain.  The lab actively translates discoveries to patients and to date, Dr. Snutch has designed and advanced new drugs into the clinic and on to the market.