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All courses for every first-year Science student will be delivered online this fall. A limited number of students in their second, third and fourth years will return to campus for part of the semester.

Katrina Choe
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Assistant Professor
PC 414
(905) 525-9140 ext. 24361
(905) 529-6225
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The brain controls behaviour in an extremely complex manner, involving various processes at molecular, cellular, circuit, and network levels. In our lab, we use a multi-level, integrative research strategy to study how gene mutations associated with psychiatric disorders affect each of these neurobiological levels, and their contributions to disrupted social behaviour. In particular, we focus on the following questions using genetic models of autism spectrum disorders (ASD):
1.    What are the potential mechanisms by which ASD gene mutations impair oxytocin signaling in the brain, and how are they linked to the social symptoms of ASD?
2.    100s of genes have been identified to be associated with ASD. On which neurobiological pathways do these genes converge, and how are they connected to behaviour? 
Integrative neurobiology of psychiatric disorders, molecular biology, cellular and synaptic physiology, circuits and network, neurodevelopmental disorders, functional magnetic resonance imaging, lightsheet microscopy, social behaviour, disease modeling in animals

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David Earn Mathematics Professor
Grant McClelland Biology Professor
Ana Campos Biology Professor
Jim Quinn Biology Professor
Paul Higgs Physics Professor
Jonathan Stone Biology Associate Professor
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