Kenneth Stephen Dyson, PhD

Kenneth Stephen Dyson, PhD
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kenneth.dyson [at]

Kenneth Dyson is an Academic Associate and manager of the Azrieli Centre for Autism Research (ACAR).

A science administrator with twenty years of experience in experimental, clinical, and data research in the academic and not-for-profit sectors, Dr. Dyson is committed to scientific discovery, open science, interdisciplinary co-operation, knowledge transfer, and the development of evidence based policy. Dr. Dyson's past scientific contributions include research projects in cardiovascular physiology and neuroscience. Most recently, he coordinated the establishment of the M3 Platform at the Douglas Research Centre. His commitment to open science is evident in his spearheading a number of collaborative initiatives including the standardization of rodent behaviour and 1-photon calcium imaging data. He is also active within the Canadian Network of Scientific Platforms (CNSP) where he is a member of the communications working group.

Selected publications: 

Dyson, Kenneth S., and Richard D. Hoge. “Neuroimaging as a Research Tool in Human Essential Hypertension.” In Hypertension and the Brain as an End-Organ Target, edited by Hélène Girouard, 55–69. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2016.

Dyson, Kenneth S., Jean-Philippe Miron, and Trevor Drew. “Differential Modulation of Descending Signals from the Reticulospinal System during Reaching and Locomotion.” Journal of Neurophysiology 112, no. 10 (November 15, 2014): 2505–28.

Dyson, Kenneth S., Nikhil Argarwal, Michael Williams-Bell, Adil Bhatti, Steven G. Denniss, and Richard L. Hughson. “Sustained Hyperaemia Stimulus Is Necessary to Induce Flow-Mediated Dilation of the Human Brachial Artery.” Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging 31, no. 6 (November 2011): 415–21.

Dyson, K. S., P. Arbeille, J. K. Shoemaker, M. A. Custaud, and R. L. Hughson. “WISE 2005: Flow and Nitroglycerin Mediated Dilation Following 56 Days of Head down Tilt Bed Rest with and without an Exercise Countermeasure.” Journal of Gravitational Physiology : A Journal of the International Society for Gravitational Physiology 14, no. 1 (July 2007): P55-6.

Dyson, Kenneth S., J. Kevin Shoemaker, and Richard L. Hughson. “Effect of Acute Sympathetic Nervous System Activation on Flow-Mediated Dilation of Brachial Artery.” American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology 290, no. 4 (April 2006): H1446-1453.

Dyson, Kenneth S, and Richard L Hughson. “Preliminary Study of the Physiological Demands of Mars Analogue Extravehicular Activity.” In Mars Analog Research, 111:227–34. Science and Technology, 2006.

Research areas: 
Neurodevelopmental Disorders

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