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Andrew Iwaniuk

Dr. Andrew Iwaniuk | University of Lethbridge

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Andrew N. Iwaniuk is a Canadian biologist who largely works in the fields of evolutionary neuroscience, neuroethology and ornithology.



Iwaniuk was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He went to the University of Alberta but decided not to stay there, instead he went to Monash University in Melbourne, Australia to complete his Honours degree with John E. Nelson. Later on he returned to Canada to get his master's degree from the University of Lethbridge with Ian Q. Whishaw and Sergio M. Pellis. For his Ph.D., he returned to Australia where he focused his study into the evolution of the bird brain, especially parrots and began development of a large comparative brain collection. Following the completion of his Ph.D., he worked as a post-doc with Douglas Wong-Wylie at the University of Alberta which focus was on the study of neuroanatomy and neurochemistry of birds. He briefly worked as a fellow at the National Museum of Natural History at Washington, D.C.. He is currently an associate professor in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge working with grouse, ground squirrels and broad, comparative studies of avian brain anatomy.


  • Wylie DR, Gutiérrez-Ibáñez C, Graham DJ; Kreuzer MB; Pakan JMP; Iwaniuk AN. (2011). "Heterogeneity of parvalbumin expression in the avian cerebellar cortex and comparisons with zebrin II". 185. Neuroscience: 73–84. CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  • Iwaniuk AN, Heesy CP, Hall MI (2010). "The morphometrics of the eyes and orbits of the nocturnal Swallow-tailed Gull (Creagrus furcatus)". 88. Can J Zool: 855–865. 
  • Iwaniuk AN, Gutiérrez-Ibáñez C, Pakan JM, Wylie DR (2010). "Allometric scaling of the tectofugal pathway in birds". 75. Brain Behav Evol: 122–137. 
  • Sol D, Garcia N, Iwaniuk A, Davis K; Meade A; Boyle A; Szekely T (2010). "Evolutionary divergence in brain size between migratory and resident birds". 5. PLOS ONE: 9613. CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  • Gutiérrez-Ibáñez C, Iwaniuk AN, Wylie DR (2009). "The independent evolution of the enlargement of the principal sensory nucleus of the trigeminal nerve (PrV) in three different groups of birds". 74. Brain Behav Evol: 280–294. 
  • Wylie DR, Gutiérrez-Ibáñez C, Pakan JM, Iwaniuk AN (2009). "The optic tectum of birds: Mapping our way to understanding visual processing". 63. Can J Exp Psychol: 328–338. 
  • Iwaniuk AN, Olson SL, James HF (2009). "Extraordinary cranial specialization in a new genus of extinct duck (Aves: Anseriformes) from Kauai, Hawaiian Islands". 2296. Zootaxa: 47–67. 
  • Hall MI, Gutiérrez-Ibáñez C, Iwaniuk AN (2009). "The morphology of the optic foramen and activity pattern in birds". 292. Anat Rec: 1827–1845. 
  • Iwaniuk AN, Gutiérrez-Ibáñez C, Pakan JM, Wylie DR (2009). "Expression of calcium binding proteins in cerebellar- and inferior olivary-projecting neurons in the nucleus lentiformis mesencephali of pigeons". 26. Vis Neurosci: 341–347. 
  • Iwaniuk AN, Lefebvre L, Wylie DR (2009). "The comparative approach and brain-behaviour relationships: A tool for understanding tool use". 63. Can J Exp Psychol: 50–59. 
  • Guay PJ, Iwaniuk AN (2009). "Inter-specific variation in relative brain size is not correlated with intensity of sexual selection in waterfowl (Anseriformes)". 56. Austr J Zool: 311–321. 
  • Iwaniuk AN, Marzban H, Hawkes R; Pakan JMP; Watanabe M; Wylie DRW (2009). "Compartmentation of the cerebellar cortex of hummingbirds (Aves: Trochilidae) revealed by the expression of zebrin II and phospholipase cb4". 37. J Chem Neuroanat: 55–63. CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
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