Melissa Perreault

In our laboratory we use multiple advanced techniques to take an integrative approach to research that involves combining cell and systems research with animal behaviour to help us gain insights into the mechanisms that underlie neurological disorders. At present our primary research focuses are in depression, schizophrenia, autism, and Alzheimer’s disease, with a specific interest in understanding sex differences in neuropathology and treatment response. To achieve this we use pharmacological, pharmacogenetic and behavioural techniques combined with electrophysiology and computational algorithms to evaluate how neuronal network communication is impaired is these models, and to determine the cell signaling pathways responsible for the network disruption.

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