E. Paul Zehr

Degrees / Designations 

B.P.E. Kinesiology, McMaster University
M.Sc. Human Biodynamics, McMaster University
Ph.D. Neuroscience, University of Alberta

Email Address 
Mailing Address 
ICORD Blusson Spinal Cord Centre 818 West 10th Avenue Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9


Academic Appointment 
Body Locations and Systems 
Brain and Nerves

Dr. Zehr is interested in how the human nervous system controls movement. He works to better understand how the spinal cord produces coordinated arm and leg movements during walking in order to improve the rehabilitation of walking after damage to the nervous system. For example, he seeks to determine whether exercises that coordinate arm and leg movements can help stroke victims recover. He also studies how arm and leg reflexes change over a cycle of rhythmic movement such as walking, swimming, or cycling.

Dr. Zehr is a Principal Investigator at ICORD. He is also a Professor in the Division of Medical Sciences and School of Exercise Science, and Director of the Centre for Biomedical Research at the University of Victoria.