• Brent Fedirchuk headshot
  • Associate professor 

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Physiology and Pathophysiology
    Room 410 – Basic Medical Sciences Building
    745 Bannatyne Avenue
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0J9

    Phone: 204-789-3762 

Research summary

Dr. Brent Fedirchuk’s research focuses on the mechanisms used by the spinal motor system to produce complex movements, such as walking. He examines the systems that regulate the excitability of spinal neurons to facilitate their participation in motor activity. Identifying these mechanisms could help in facilitating functional motor recovery after injury.

Research interests

  • Locomotion
  • Motoneuron electrical properties
  • Motor pattern formation
  • State-dependent neuromodulation

Research affiliations


  • Spinal Cord Research Centre (SCRC), University of Manitoba


Brief bio

Dr. Brent Fedirchuk is an associate professor and head of the neuroscience and spinal cord injury division of the Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology at the University of Manitoba. He also serves as the associate department head (education) and is actively involved in educational programming at both the departmental and Rady Faculty of Health Sciences levels. Dr. Fedirchuk oversees several courses in the graduate program and the new post-baccalaureate diploma (PBD) program in physiology and pathophysiology. He is the theme lead and principal instructor for neurophysiology in the undergraduate medical education (UGME) pre-clerkship curriculum and the course director for the Foundations of Medicine UGME Med I course. Additionally, he oversees and delivers the year-one neurophysiology section of the Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) program.


  • Postdoctoral training, University of Copenhagen (Denmark), National Institutes of Health (USA)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in physiology, University of Manitoba (1994)
  • Master of Science (MSc) in physiology, University of Manitoba (1990)
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) honours in zoology, University of Manitoba (1987)


Manitoba Medical Students’ Association (MMSA) Award (Inspiration) as selected by the Med I class (2020-2022 academic year)

Contact us

Physiology and Pathophysiology
432 Basic Medical Sciences Building
745 Bannatyne Avenue
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0J9 Canada