CAN Trainee research features

Sridevi Venkatesan, University of Toronto: Chrna5 is essential for a rapid and protected response to optogenetic release of endogenous acetylcholine in prefrontal cortex.

Sridevi Venkatesan is 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
https://www.jneurosci.org/content/40/38/7255

Scott Bell, McGill University: Mutations in ACTL6B Cause Neurodevelopmental Deficits and Epilepsy and Lead to Loss of Dendrites in Human Neurons

Scott Bell obtained his PhD at McGill University, working with Dr. Carl Ernst. He presents the publication:

Bell, S., et al., 2019. Mutations in ACTL6B Cause Neurodevelopmental Deficits and Epilepsy and Lead to Loss of Dendrites in Human Neurons. The American Journal of Human Genetics 104, 815–834.
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0002929719301181

Claire Gizowski – McGill University – Sodium regulates clock time and output via an excitatory GABAergic pathway

Dr. Gizowski recently obtained her PhD at McGill University, working with Dr. Charles Bourque and is currently a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California in San Francisco https://profiles.ucsf.edu/claire.gizowski

Read the paper here:
Gizowski C, Bourque CW. Sodium regulates clock time and output via an excitatory GABAergic pathway. Nature. 2020 Jul;583(7816):421-424. doi: 10.1038/s41586-020-2471-x.


Nuria Daviu – Hotchkiss Brain Institute – Stress controllability and defensive behavior

Nuria Daviu is a researcher in the laboratory of Dr. Jaideep Bains, at the Hotchkiss Brain Institute.

Read the paper here: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41593-020-0591-0


Tasnia Rahman, McGill University – Stentian structural plasticity in the developing visual system

Tasnia Rahman is a researcher in the laboratory of Dr. Edward Ruthazer at McGill University.

Read the paper here: https://www.pnas.org/content/117/20/10636


 

 

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