Our Research Goals

Memories are central to our personal identity and essential to our every day life. How are neurons able to encode, consolidate and recall memory of events? How is sleep important in memory consolidation? My laboratory is interested in investigating how large population of neurons underlie memory function. We are also interested in understanding why memory is dysfunctional in Alzheimer’s disease and how memory loss can be reversed. We use a combination of state-of-the-art techniques such as cellular resolution brain imaging, electrophysiology and optogenetics in freely behaving mice.

See projects for a description of the different current projects.


Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

Alzheimer Society of Canada

National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD)

NARSAD Alzheimer societyNSERCCIHR