James N. Reynolds, Ph.D

James N. Reynolds
  • Professor
  • Botterell Hall, Room 231
  • Kingston
  • K7L3N6
  • Telephone: 613-533-6946
  • E-Mail: jnr@queensu.ca

Faculty Bio

Fetal Brain Injury after Prenatal Alcohol Exposure. Dr. Reynolds research program at Queen's University has grown to encompass both basic and clinical investigations. His research interests over the past 25 years have centred around studies on the effects of alcohol on brain function. In particular, Dr. Reynolds' current research program is focused on understanding the neurobehavioural and cognitive deficits that are induced by prenatal exposure to alcohol. One of the key objectives is to investigate new approaches for assessing brain function in children with the goal of developing functional biomarkers of prenatal alcohol exposure. Novel intervention strategies to mitigate the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure in children is another area of interest for the research program. Dr. Reynolds has been funded for interdisciplinary basic and clinical investigations into the cellular mechanisms and neurobehavioural consequences of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), and is one of the project leaders in NeuroDevNet, a national Network of Centres of Excellence in developmental neuroscience. In this role, Dr. Reynolds co-ordinates multi-centre, cross-Canada projects encompassing basic science and clinical studies in FASD that involve genetics, brain imaging, neurobehavioural assessments and intervention studies.

Last Modified: 2015-11-09