Jason Neva is an Assistant Professor at the School of Kinesiology and Physical Activity Sciences at the Université de Montréal and a Researcher at the research center of the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal (CRIUGM).
He completed his BSc and MSc at York University in Kinesiology & Health Science focusing on behavioural aspects of motor learning. He went on to complete his PhD at the University of Waterloo in Kinesiology concentrating on neuroplasticity mechanisms relating to motor training and aerobic exercise. Finally, he completed his postdoctoral fellowship at the University of British Columbia in the Department of Physical Therapy where he focused on neurorehabilitation in clinical populations (e.g., stroke, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis).
His research program is divided into three axes that span basic to applied sciences: (1) Understanding the brain mechanisms that support motor learning; (2) Understanding the impact of interventions (e.g., acute exercise, transcranial magnetic stimulation) on neuroplasticity mechanisms and motor learning; and (3) the development of effective interventions to improve motor function in individuals with stroke and in people with neurodegenerative conditions.