CAN Trainee research feature: Ranya Khaleel – University of Ottawa

Watch a new CAN Trainee Research Feature, by Ranya Khaleel, who worked in the laboratory of Dr. François Tremblay at the University of Ottawa.

In this research feature, she presents the publication:
Khaleel R, Tremblay F. Modulation of the cutaneous and cortical silent period in response to local menthol application. Somatosens Mot Res. 2020 Dec;37(4):277-283. doi: 10.1080/08990220.2020.1815691. Epub 2020 Sep 2.

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CAN President Charles Bourque participation in the Canadian Science Policy Conference as panelist

Professor Charles Bourque will participate in the session: Roles & Responsibilities of Academic Science Societies in informing Policy: Lessons & Observations from Around the World – November 17th at 8:30 via zoom, as part of the Canadian Science Policy Conference which takes place virtually this year.

Take a look at the whole program here:

Panel description and participants


CAN Trainee research feature: Randriely Merscher Sobreira de Lima – Douglas Hospital Research Centre

Watch a new CAN Trainee Research Feature, by Randriely Merscher Sobreira de Lima, who worked in the laboratory of Dr. Patrícia Pelufo Silveira at the Douglas Hospital Research Centre at McGill University.

In this research feature, she present the publication:

de Lima Randriely Merscher Sobreira, Barth Barbara, Arcego Danusa Mar, de Mendonça Filho Euclides José, Clappison Andrew, Patel Sachin, Wang Zihan, Pokhvisneva Irina, Sassi Roberto Britto, Hall Geoffrey B. C., Kobor Michael S., O’Donnell Kieran J., Bittencourt Ana Paula Santana de Vasconcellos, Meaney Michael J., Dalmaz Carla, Silveira Patrícia Pelufo (2020) Amygdala 5-HTT Gene Network Moderates the Effects of Postnatal Adversity on Attention Problems: Anatomo-Functional Correlation and Epigenetic Changes. Front Neurosci, 14, 198. doi:10.3389/fnins.2020.00198

CAN Hill week is taking place November 2-6, 2020, virtually

We are very excited to be organizing the first ever CAN Hill week, which will take place November 2 -6 2020, virtually.  Our objective is to advocate for more funding for fundamental research in Canada through CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC.

We have over 25 meetings organized in which over 50 CAN neuroadvocates will participate.

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CAN Trainee research feature: Sridevi Venkatesan, University of Toronto

Watch this week’s CAN Trainee Research feature, with Sridevi Venkatesan, a PhD candidate working with Dr. Evelyn Lambe at the University of Toronto. She presents the publication:

Venkatesan, S., & Lambe, E. (2020). Chrna5 is essential for a rapid and protected response to optogenetic release of endogenous acetylcholine in prefrontal cortex. The Journal of Neuroscience, JN-RM-1128-20. doi: 10.1523/jneurosci.1128-20.2020