Dr. Willemieke Kouwenhoven presents work she has done in Louis-Eric Trudeau’s laboratory at Université de Montréal and published here:
Kouwenhoven WM, Fortin G, Penttinen A-M, Florence C, Delignat-Lavaud B, Bourque M-J, Trimbuch T, Luppi MP, Salvail-Lacoste A, Legault P, Poulin J-F, Rosenmund C, Awatramani R, Trudeau L-É (2020) VGluT2 Expression in Dopamine Neurons Contributes to Postlesional Striatal Reinnervation. J Neurosci 40:8262–8275. https://www.jneurosci.org/content/40/43/8262
CAN Trainee research feature: Ranya Khaleel – University of Ottawa
In this research spotlight, Ranya Khaleel presents the article:
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. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32873145/
CAN Trainee research feature: Randriely Merscher Sobreira de Lima – Douglas Hospital Research Centre
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
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
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.
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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