Up-and-coming Stress Researcher Dr. Nuria Daviu Joins OVC’s Department of Biomedical Sciences

January 17, 2024

Dr. Nuria Daviu, an emerging researcher in behavioural models of stress, has recently become a valuable addition to the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC).  

Daviu’s contributions have been recognized through prestigious awards, including the Young Investigator Award from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) in the United States and the Brain Star Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Canadian Association for Neuroscience. In 2021, Daviu was invited to give a talk at the Canadian Neuroscience annual meeting and her postdoctoral research led to multiple publications.  

“We are very excited to have Dr. Daviu join our department,” said Dr. Tarek Saleh, Chair, Department of Biomedical Sciences. “Nuria will bring skills and expertise in behavioural neuroscience and the neurobiology of stress that will attract new and exciting partnerships with faculty both within our department, as well as throughout the College and University to improve the lives of both animals and humans.  We are committed to Dr. Daviu’s success and look forward to her engagement in the academic learning and scholarly environment at OVC.”  

“I am thrilled to join OVC,” said Daviu. “It is a privilege to become a part of the faculty in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, which demonstrates a profound commitment to excellence in research. I am eager to contribute to our shared goals, advancing neuroscience research and seizing learning opportunities.” 

Prior to joining U of G, Daviu was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Calgary, where she investigated how certain neurons in the brain affect stress management and coping methods. 

Daviu received her Ph.D. from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, where she studied animal models of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 

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