Steven Laviolette

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
steven.laviolette [at]

About Steven

Dr. Steve Laviolette is a Professor in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, in the Depts. of Anatomy & Cell Biology and Psychiatry. His research focuses on neurobiological and developmental mechanisms underlying various psychiatric disorders, including opioid and nicotine addiction, depression, schizophrenia, PTSD and anxiety. Dr. Laviolette’s laboratory has made many discoveries related to how the brain is influenced by chronic drug exposure and how signaling through the brain’s cannabinoid and opioid systems can control emotional processing in specific brain circuits. Dr. Laviolette is the recipient of numerous national and international research awards, including the C.I.H.R. New Investigator Award, an Early Researcher Award from the Province of Ontario, the Young Investigator Award from N.A.R.S.A.D, the New Investigator Award from the Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation and the Leader’s Opportunity Fund from the Canada Foundation for Innovation. Dr. Laviolette currently serves on several Review Panels for the Canadian Institutes for Health Research. He is a member of the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran’s Health Research and previously served as the Chair of the Review Committee for the Ontario Mental Health Foundation.