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RI-MUHC ANNUAL REPORT 2020

null YEAR IN REVIEW: Brain Repair and Integrative Neuroscience Program (BRaIN)

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS

Managing concussions with just a few clicks

With an industry partner, Elaine De Guise (PhD) developed a free mobile app to fill the information gap on mild traumatic brain injury for emergency care professionals. Topics range from diagnosis to resumption of daily activities.

How epilepsy arises in the healthy brain

A study in rodents used laser light to target populations of brain cells and investigate their contributions to seizures.

First author: Elvis Cela (PhD), then a doctoral student; senior author: Per Jesper Sjöström (PhD), Scientific Reports.

Elaine de Guise, PhD, and Elvis Cela, PhD
Elaine de Guise, PhD, and Elvis Cela, PhD

Research associate honoured by Society for Neuroscience (SfN) and Canadian Association for Neuroscience (CAN)

Cristian Zaelzer-Perez, PhD
Cristian Zaelzer-Perez, PhD

Cristian Zaelzer-Perez (PhD) is co-recipient of the 2019 Science Education Award (SfN) and 2020 CAN Neuroscience Outreach & Advocacy Award.

He founded the Convergence: Perceptions of Neuroscience Initiative to engage the public on the crossover between neuroscience and art.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Blandine Ponroy Bally, W Todd Farmer, Emma V Jones, Selin Jessa, J Benjamin Kacerovsky, Alexandre Mayran, Huashan Peng, Julie L Lefebvre, Jacques Drouin, Arnold Hayer, Carl Ernst, Keith K Murai. Human iPSC-derived Down syndrome astrocytes display genome-wide perturbations in gene expression, an altered adhesion profile, and increased cellular dynamics. Human Molecular Genetics. 29(5): 785-802, 2020.

Erin Goddard, Dorita H.F. Chang, Robert Francis Hess, Kathy T. Mullen. Color contrast adaptation: fMRI fails to predict behavioral adaptation. NeuroImage 201:116032, 2019.

Jude Mary Cénat, Oléa Balayulu-Makila, Daniel Dérivois, Nereah Felix, Joana N. Mukunzi, Jacqueline Bukaka, Jean Pierre Birangui, Cécile Rousseau. The mental health professional at the feet of the Ebola virus: Individual treatment and global mental challenges. British Journal of Psychiatry 215(4):577-578, 2019.

Peter W. Donhauser, Sylvain Baillet. Two Distinct Neural Timescales for Predictive Speech Processing. Neuron 105(2):385-393.e9, 2020.

Sandra Magalhaes, Maura Pugliatti, Trond Riise, Kjell Morten Myhr, Antonio Ciampi, Kjetil Bjørnevik, Christina M. Wolfson. Shedding light on the link between early life sun exposure and risk of multiple sclerosis: Results from the EnvIMS. International Journal of Epidemiology 48(4):1073-1082, 2019.

Seokjun Hong, Reinder Vos de Wael, Richard A.I. Bethlehem, Sara Larivière, Casey Paquola, Sofie Louise Valk, Michael Peter Milham, Adriana Di Martino, Daniel S. Margulies, Jonathan M. Smallwood, Boris C. Bernhardt. Atypical functional connectome hierarchy in autism. Nature Communications 10(1):1022, 2019.

Seyed-Mohammad Fereshtehnejad, Chun Yao, Amelie Pelletier, Jacques Y Montplaisir, Jean-François Gagnon, Ronald B Postuma. Evolution of prodromal Parkinson’s disease and dementia with Lewy bodies: a prospective study. Brain. 142(7): 2051-2067, 2019.

Sylvia M. L. Cox, Maria Tippler, Natalia Jaworska, Kelly Smart, Natalie Castellanos-Ryan, France Durand, Dominique Allard, Chawki Benkelfat, Sophie Parent, Alain Dagher, Frank Vitaro, Michel Boivin, Robert O. Pihl, Sylvana Côté, Richard E. Tremblay, Jean R. Séguin, Marco Leyton. mGlu5 receptor availability in youth at risk for addictions: effects of vulnerability traits and cannabis use. Neuropsychopharmacology. 45:1817-1825, 2020.

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