In the Department of Psychology, we have Dr. Anthony Murkar joining us at the Orillia Campus in a 3-year term appointment as an Assistant Professor.
Dr. Murkar has considerable experience in teaching and has published numerous papers in the areas of neuropharmacology of medicinal plants. His primary research focuses on pre-clinical studies of novel pharmaceutical interventions for fear-based disorders (such as anxiety and PTSD). His secondary research focus is on sleep and biological rhythms, with a particular focus on the role of sleep in nocturnal memory processing. Dr. Murkar is our first full-time appointment to the Department of Psychology in Orillia. Welcome Anthony!