Welcome to the parker lab!


Very excited that our new aquarium facility is ready!

what we do

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.


Mind & Brain News -- ScienceDaily

Testosterone makes men less likely to question their impulses (Fri, 28 Apr 2017)
Testosterone makes men less likely to realize when they're wrong, a new study shows. The researchers found that men given doses of testosterone performed more poorly on a test designed to measure cognitive reflection than a group given a placebo.
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State of social, personality psychology research (Fri, 28 Apr 2017)
Two studies have examined the state and quality of social and personality research and how practices have changed, if at all.
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