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Community News: August 2020 Aug 24, 2020


New Study finds Sex Differences in Adult Neurogenesis in the Hippocampus Aug 5, 2020

Like many areas of science, neurogenesis is one where little work has been done looking at sex differences. 

Neurogenesis is the process where new neurons are formed in the brain, which happens in the adult hippocampus. Previous research in this area has largely focused on male subjects, which has prevented researchers from understanding how this process might differ in females.

Swayne lab uses innovative live cell microscopy to get a "closer look" at the development of nerve cell connections Jul 31, 2020

Pictured: Authors of the recent Dr. Swayne lab paper, clockwise from top left: Becca Candlish, Leigh Anne Swayne, Emma van der Slagt and Juan C. Sanchez-Arias

COVID 19 series: The Role Stress Plays in Children During the pandemic Jul 27, 2020

In the coming weeks, we will be profiling COVID-19 work and expertise from Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health members. This profile is on DMCBH researcher Dr. Adele Diamond, Professor of Development Cognitive Neuroscience at UBC.

Community News: July 2020 Jul 23, 2020


UBC Recruits New Faculty Member Dr. Manu Madhav Jul 22, 2020

The UBC School of Biomedical Medical Engineering (SBME) and the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health (DMCBH) are excited to announce the recruitment of Dr. Manu Madhav.

As both a Core Member of the DMCBH and a Faculty Member in the SBME, Dr. Madhav will lead and encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration between scientists and research initiatives housed in these two units. 

New Study Looks at Role of ARNT2 in Myelin-Producing Cells Jul 22, 2020

An important goal in multiple sclerosis (MS) research is determining how to repair or preserve myelin, the protective sheath covering nerve fibres which is damaged in people with the disease.

This is not an easy task, considering the exact process by which myelin is damaged is still not well understood. To get a better grasp on this, a team led by Dr. Jacqueline Quandt (pictured below) has been studying the role of ARNT2.

Dr. Larissa Kraus awarded Walter Benjamin fellowship Jul 15, 2020

Dr. Larissa Kraus in Dr. Mark Cembrowski's lab has been awarded the Walter Benjamin fellowship from the German Research Foundation.

COVID-19 Series: New Study Looks at Mental Health Needs of High-Risk Groups Jul 5, 2020

In the coming weeks, we will be profiling COVID-19 work and expertise from Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health members. In this story we profile DMCBH researchers Drs. Raymond Lam, Jill Murphy and Erin Michalak, who received a CIHR grant to assess the mental health needs of high-risk groups in the context of COVID-19, and determine how to provide digital mental health care to these groups. Photo: APEC Digital Mental Health Members at a Roundtable in Singapore last year. 

World-renowned neurobiologist Dr. Freda Miller joins UBC Jul 2, 2020

This article was originally published on the Michael Smith Laboratories website and has been slightly adapted. You can find he original article here

The Michael Smith Laboratories and Department of Medical Genetics are pleased to announce that Dr. Freda Miller (pictured), a stem cell and developmental neurobiologist, will join UBC this fall.