Dr. Prusky obtained his B.Sc. at the University of Lethbridge in 1985, and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from Dalhousie University under the supervision of Dr. Max Cynader. Following postdoctoral training at Yale University from 1990-1992 with Dr. Martha Constantine-Paton, Dr. Prusky secured a faculty position at the University of Lethbridge in 1993. During his term at Lethbridge, Dr. Prusky moved rapidly through the academic ranks, was awarded tenure in 1997, promoted to Associate Professor in 1999, and Full Professor in 2005. He was recognized as the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year while at Lethbridge, and most recently served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Neuroscience, and as a Principle Investigator of the Canadian Stroke Network. Dr. Prusky was recruited to the Burke Medical Research Institute and the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Weill Cornell Medical College in 2007.