Pediatric Brain Imaging and Brain Stimulation Research

MacMaster Laboratory

MacMaster Team 2016

Welcome to the MacMaster Lab!

We are a passionate group of health scientists who work with children that are struggling with neurodevelopmental diagnoses. We are primarily based at the Alberta Children's Hospital in Calgary, but you can also find us in the community sharing our knowledge and helping people wherever we can.

TMS Lab at Alberta Children's Hospital

Neuroscience Research

Our lab uses neuroimgaing and neurostimulation technologies to understand how the brain develops in different groups of children, in order to identify novel treatment targets to help children who are struggling.

Neuroscientists at Branch Out

Community Outreach

We love telling stories about our amazing participants and passionate team members. Community lectures, events, outreach activities, and fun team stories are shared in this section.


Help Us Understand Premenstrual Experiences in Youth (aged 14-24) across Canada and the US!

The purpose of this study is to better understand premenstrual symptoms (PMS) in youth (aged 14-24 years) because many people experience PMS, but the impacts of these symptoms (e.g. school, work, relationships with friends and family) are not well understood. If you are 14-24 years old, have a regular menstrual cycle, and live in Canada or the United States, please share your experiences with us. Youth Survey Link

We would also like to understand how healthcare providers (e.g. physicians, nurses, psychologists) approach and manage premenstrual symptoms in their patients. If you are a clinician who works with young women (aged 14-24 years), and work in either Canada or the United States, please share your experiences with us. Clinician Survey Link 


Impact of COVID-19 on Pediatric ADHD in Canada, Stay Tuned!

Thank you so much to all of the parents and caregivers who completed our initial Impact of COVID-19 on Pediatric ADHD survey (May-June 2020), and the follow-up survey (May-June 2021) which has now closed. The initial survey data has been published (education, lifestyle and mental health), and we will analyze the new survey data as quick as possible to share the results. Stay tuned!