Marguerite Wieler, PhD, MSc, BSc, BA

Chair & Professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine - Physical Therapy


Chair & Professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine - Physical Therapy
(780) 492-2889
2-50F Corbett (E.A.) Hall
8205 - 114 St NW
T6G 2G4



Background Information

Dr. Wieler’s research primarily focuses on investigating and understanding the underlying mechanisms and potential treatments for people living with Movement Disorders (Parkinson disease, Huntington disease, dystonia, essential tremor) and other central nervous system disorders. Her administrative and academic leadership was instrumental in developing an internationally recognized Centre of Excellence in Movement Disorders in the Division of Neurology, building an interdisciplinary team of clinicians and researchers. More recently, she was involved with the cutting-edge application of novel radioisotopes for the diagnosis and treatment of multiple cancers. She joined the Department of Physical Therapy in 2018.


Honours BA (History) - University of Winnipeg
BSc (Physical Therapy) - University of Alberta
MSc (Experimental Medicine) - University of Alberta
PhD (Experimental Medicine) - University of Alberta

Professional Affiliations

College of Physical Therapists of Alberta
Canadian Physiotherapy Association
Movement Disorders Society
Society for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging


Clinical-Genetic Associations in the Prospective Huntington at Risk Observational Study (PHAROS): Implications for Clinical Trials

Author(s): Huntington Study Group PHAROS Investigators
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: JAMA Neurol
Volume: 73
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 102-10

Freezing of Gait in Early Parkinson’s Disease: Nigral Iron Content Estimated from Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Author(s): Wieler M, Gee M, Camicioli R, Martin WR
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: J Neurol. Sci.
Volume: 361
Page Numbers: 87-91

Longitudinal midbrain changes in early Parkinson's disease: Iron content estimated from R2*/MRI

Author(s): Wieler M, Gee M, Martin WR
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: Park Relat Disord
Volume: 21
Issue: 3
Page Numbers: 179-183

Parkinson's disease: relationship between nonmotor symptoms and motor phenotype

Author(s): Ba F, Obaid M, Wieler M, Camicioli R, Martin WRW
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: Can. J. Neurol, Sci.
Volume: 43
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 261-7

Canadian Guidelines on Parkinson’s Disease

Author(s): Grimes D, Gordon J, Snelgrove B, Lim-Carter I, Fon E, Martin W, Wieler M, Suchowersky O, Rajput A, Lafontaine AL, Stoessl J, Moro E, Schoffer K, Miyasaki J, Hobson D, Mahmoudi M, Fox S, Postuma R, Kumar H, Jog M
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: Published by the Parkinson Society Canada as a peer- reviewed supplement to Can J Neurol Sci
Volume: 39 (Suppl 4)

Incidence and mortality of Parkinson's disease in older Canadians

Author(s): Jones CA, Martin WRW, Wieler M, King-Jesso P, Voaklander DC
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: Parkinsonism Relat Disord
Volume: 18
Issue: 4
Page Numbers: 327-31

Temporal lobe changes in early, untreated Parkinson's disease

Author(s): Martin WRW, Wieler M, Gee M, Camicioli R
Publication Date: 2009
Publication: Mov Disord
Volume: 24
Page Numbers: 1949-54

Early, untreated Parkinson's disease patients show reaction time variability.

Author(s): Camicioli R, Wieler M, deFrias CM, Martin WRW
Publication Date: 2008
Publication: Neurosci Lett
Volume: 441
Page Numbers: 77-80

Intact pre-supplementary motor area function in early untreated Parkinson's disease.

Author(s): Martin WRW, Wieler M, Gee M, Hanstock CC, Camicioli R
Publication Date: 2008
Publication: Mov Disord
Volume: 23
Issue: 12
Page Numbers: 1756-9

Botulinum toxin injections do not improve freezing of gait in Parkinson's disease.

Author(s): Wieler M, Camicioli R, Jones CA, Martin WRW
Publication Date: 2005
Publication: Neurology
Volume: 23
Page Numbers: 626-628

Multi-center evaluation of electrical stimulation systems for walking

Author(s): Wieler M, Stein RB, Ladouceur M, Barbeau H, Whittaker M, Smith AW, Naaman S, Bugaresti J & Aimone E
Publication Date: 1999
Publication: Arch. Phys Med Rehabil
Volume: 80
Issue: 5
Page Numbers: 495-500

Diffusion tensor imaging of white matter tract evolution over the lifespan

Author(s): Lebel C, Gee M, Camicioli R, Wieler M, Martin W, Beaulieu C
Publication: Neuroimage
Volume: 60
Page Numbers: 340-52

Dihydrotetrabenazine PET imaging in early untreated Parkinson's disease.

Author(s): Martin WRW, Wieler M, Stoessl AJ, Schulzer M
Publication: Ann Neurol
Volume: 63
Issue: 3
Page Numbers: 388-94