Very excited that our new aquarium facility is ready!
The core interest that guides our research program is to understand the biological underpinnings of neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorder. In particular, we want to understand more about the interaction between molecular (genetic/epigenetic) and environmental (stress, toxins) factors that cause these conditions to manifest. Our approach is guided very much by the philosophy that understanding the biology of neuropsychiatric conditions will help develop more effective treatments for patients. Our research falls into two programmatic streams:
1) Neural circuits underlying neuropsychiatric disorder.
2) The effects of drugs (e.g., alcohol) during early brain development on behaviour and cognition.