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The Cerebro-Vascular Accidents and Behavioural Recovery Laboratory (CVABRL) was created in 1998 by Dr. Plamondon. Since its creation, over 60 students have completed their honours thesis, 3 have completed their masters, and 9 have completed their Ph.D.

Our research initially focused on the study of cerebrovascular accidents (CVA). We studied the plastic and neurochemical changes in discrete brain regions following an ischemic stroke. We wished to unlock the mechanisms underlying recovery of cognitive functions following a CVA and the role of peptide systems or neuroprotective agents, which promote plasticity following these lesions in order to maximize functional recovery.

In recent years, our lab has begun studying other key brain systems and their impacts on behaviour. Namely, we have taken an interest in the endocannabinoid system, which is activated by cannabis consumption, and we have been looking at its impact on food motivation and consumption, as well as pro-social behaviours and sociability. Additionally, we started studying the association between stress and the reproductive axis, particularly the impact of stressors on fertility and reproductive success in females.  

For these studies, we use animal models, histological, pharmacological and molecular techniques as well as different behavioural tests.


Research Questions

Ongoing projects in our lab aim to answer the following questions:

  1. How do cannabinoid receptors in the central nervous system influence ingestive and hedonistic behaviours? Moreover, does stimulation of the cannabinoid system during adolescence induce long-term changes in the brain?
  2. How do different types of stressors affect the functioning of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis in females? Specifically, how do social stressors impact hormonal cycles, reproductive success, and ovarian health?

Answers to these questions will not only reveal important mechanisms underlying a variety of brain pathways, but also provide insight into the behavioural implications of manipulating these brain circuitries.

Last update: Fall 2023


News

  • August 2023: Marilou was awarded the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Congratulations!
  • May 2023: Vincent received a prize for best honours thesis in French in the School of Psychology. Great job!
  • April 2023: Abhijit was awarded an NSERC undergraduate student research award and will be working with us this summer, congrats!
  • March 2023: Congrats to Alexandra, Balsam, Judy, Madison, and Vincent for presenting their posters at the honours thesis conference! We're proud of you!
  • February 2023: Emmanuelle successfully defended her thesis proposal, congrats!
  • September 2022: Marilou, Nicolás, and Dr. Plamondon have published a new article, congrats!
  • August 2022: Congratulations to Julie for successfully defending her PhD thesis in Experimental Psychology!
  • August 2022: Julie, Alexandre, Marilou, and Dr. Plamondon have published a new article!
  • May 2022: Elie received a prize for best honours thesis in French in the School of Psychology. Great job!
  • May 2022: Julie has submitted her doctoral thesis for evaluation. Good luck!
  • April 2022: Congratulations to Marilou and Alexandre who have received external funding for their research! 
  • February 2022: Congratulations to Nicolás who successfully defended his PhD thesis in Clinical Psychology! 


Publications

Publications - couverture
Peer-Reviewed Articles
  1. Poitras M, Narvaez Linares NF, Lambert M, Browndyke JN, & Plamondon H. Women with Myocardial Infarction Present Subtle Cognitive Difficulties on a Comprehensive Neuropsychological Battery After Exposure to a Social Stressor. Psychology Research and Behavior Management. 2022. doi: 10.2147/PRBM.S379381

  2. Raymond J, Morin A, Poitras M, & Plamondon H. Short-Term Fish Oil Supplementation during Adolescence Supports Sex-Specific Impact on Adulthood Visuospatial Memory and Cognitive Flexibility. Nutrients. 2022. doi: 10.3390/nu14173513

  3. Kazukauskiene N, Fineberg NA, Podlipskyte A, Bunevicius A, Narvaez Linares NF, Poitras M, Plamondon H, Pranckeviciene A, Gecaite-Stonciene J, Mickuviene N, Varoneckas G, & Burkauskas J. Contribution of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea to Cognitive Functioning of Males With Coronary Artery Disease: A Relationship With Endocrine and Inflammatory Biomarkers. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 2022. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2022.899597

  4. Narvaez Linares NF, Munelith-Souksanh K, Tanguay A, & Plamondon H. The Impact of Myocardial Infarction on Basal and Stress-Induced Heart Rate Variability and Cortisol Secretion in Women: A Pilot Study. Comprehensive Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2022. doi: doi: 10.1016/j.cpnec.2022.100113

  5. Morin A, Poitras M, & Plamondon H. Global Cerebral Ischemia in Male Long Evans Rats Impairs Dopaminergic/ΔFosB Signalling in the Mesocorticolimbic Pathway Without Altering Delay Discounting Rates. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. 2022. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2021.770374

  6. Kazukauskiene N, Fineberg NA, Bunevicius A, Narvaez Linares NF, Poitras M, Plamondon H, Pranckeviciene A, Gecaite-Stonciene J, Brozaitiene, J., Varoneckas G, Mickuviene N, & Burkauskas J. Predictive value of baseline cognitive functioning on health-related quality of life in individuals with coronary artery disease: a 5-year longitudinal study. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 2021. doi: 10.1093/eurjcn/zvab116

  7. Morin A, Poitras M., & Plamondon H. Global Cerebral Ischemia in Adolescent Male Long Evans Rats: Effects of Vanilic Acid Supplementation on Stress Response, Emotionality, and Visuospatial Memory. Behavioural Brain Research. 2021. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2021.113403

  8. Narvaez Linares NF, Poitras M, Burkauskas J, Nagaratman K, Burr, Z, Labelle PR, & Pamondon H. Neuropsychological Sequelae of Coronary Heart Disease in Women: A systematic Review. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews Neurobiology of Stress. 2021. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2021.05.026

  9. Morin A, Van De Beeck L, Person E, & Plamondon H. Adult male rats show resilience to adolescent bisphenol A effects on hormonal and behavioual responses while co-exposure with hop extracts supports synergetic actions. Frontiers in Toxicology. 2021 March doi:10.3389/ftox.2021.639820  

  10. Narvaez Linares NF, Charron V, Ouimet AJ, Labelle PR, & Pamondon H. A systematic review of the Trier Social Stress Test methodology: Issues in promoting study comparison and replicable research. Neurobiology of Stress. 2020 November. doi: 10.1016/j.ynstr.2020.100235

  11. Raymond J, Morin A, Plamondon H. Delivery method matters: omega-3 supplementation by restricted feeding period and oral gavage has a distinct impact on corticosterone secretion and anxious behavior in adolescent rats. Nutritional Neuroscience. 2020 March. doi:10.1080/1028415X.2020.1733813

  12. Azogu I, Cossette I, Mukunzi J, Ibeke O, Plamondon. Sex-specific differences in adult cognition and neuroplasticity following repeated combinatory stress and trkb receptor antagonist in adolescence. Hormones and Behavior. 2019 April. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2019.04.006

  13. Azogu I, Liang J, Plamondon H. Sex-specific differences in corticosterone secretion, behavioral phenotypes and expression of TrkB.T1 and TrkB.FL receptor isoforms: Impact of systemic TrkB inhibition and combinatorystress exposure in adolescence. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry. 2018 May. doi: 10.1016/j.pnpbp.2018.05.002

  14. Shero N, Fiset S, Plamondon H, Thabet M, Rioux F. Increase serum cortisol in young guinea pig offspring in response to maternal iron deficiency. Nutrition Research. 2018 April. doi: 10.1016/j.nutres.2018.03.017

  15. Azogu I, Plamondon H. Inhibition of TrkB at the nucleus accumbens, using ANA-12, regulates basal and stress-induced orexin A expression within the mesolimbic system and affects anxiety, sociability and motivation. Neuropharmacology. 2017 Oct;125:129-145. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2017.07.008.

  16. de la Tremblaye PB, Benoit SM, Schock S, Plamondon H. CRHR1 exacerbates the glial inflammatory response and alters BDNF/TrkB/pCREB signaling in a rat model of global cerebral ischemia: implications for neuroprotection and cognitive recovery. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2017 Jun 21;79(Pt B):234-248. doi: 10.1016/j.pnpbp.2017.06.021.

  17. Azogu I, Plamondon H. Blockade of TrkB receptors in the nucleus accumbens prior to heterotypic stress alters corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH), vesicular glutamate transporter 2 (vGluT2) and glucocorticoid receptor (GR) within the mesolimbic pathway. Hormones and Behaviour. 2017 Apr;90:98-112. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2017.02.012. Epub 2017 Mar 15.

  18. de la Tremblaye PB, Linares NN, Schock S, Plamondon H. Activation of CRHR1 receptors regulates social and depressive-like behaviors and expression of BDNF and TrkB in mesocorticolimbic regions following global cerebral ischemia. Exp Neurol. 2016 Oct;284(Pt A):84-97. doi: 10.1016/j.expneurol.2016.07.019.

  19. de la Tremblaye PB, Plamondon H. Alterations in the corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) neurocircuitry: Insights into post stroke functional impairments. Front Neuroendocrinol. 2016 Jul;42:53-75. doi: 10.1016/j.yfrne.2016.07.001

  20. Knowles MD, de la Tremblaye PB, Azogu I, Plamondon H. Endocannabinoid CB1 receptor activation upon global ischemia adversely impact recovery of reward and stress signaling molecules, neuronal survival and behavioral impulsivity. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2016 Apr 3;66:8-21. doi: 10.1016/j.pnpbp.2015.10.010.

  21. Girbovan C, Kent P, Merali Z, Plamondon H. Dose-related effects of chronic resveratrol administration on neurogenesis, angiogenesis, and corticosterone secretion are associated with improved spatial memory retention following global cerebral ischemia. Nutr Neurosci. 2016 Oct;19(8):352-368.

  22. Girbovan C, Plamondon H. Resveratrol downregulates type-1 glutamate transporter expression and microglia activation in the hippocampus following cerebral ischemia reperfusion in rats. Brain Res. 2015 May 22;1608:203-14. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2015.02.038.

  23. Azogu I, de la Tremblaye PB, Dunbar M, Lebreton M, LeMarec N, Plamondon H. Acute sleep deprivation enhances avoidance learning and spatial memory and induces delayed alterations in neurochemical expression of GR, TH, DRD1, pCREB and Ki67 in rats. Behav Brain Res. 2015 Feb 15;279:177-90. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2014.11.015.

  24. de la Tremblaye PB, Raymond J, Milot MR, Merali Z, Plamondon H. Evidence of lasting dysregulation of neuroendocrine and HPA axis function following global cerebral ischemia in male rats and the effect of Antalarmin on plasma corticosterone level. Horm Behav. 2014 Mar;65(3):273-84. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2014.01.003.

  25. Girbovan C, Plamondon H. Environmental enrichment in female rodents: considerations in the effects on behavior and biochemical markers. Behav Brain Res. 2013 Sep 15;253:178-90. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2013.07.018.

  26. Milot MR, James JS, Merali Z, Plamondon H. A refined blood collection method for quantifying corticosterone. Lab Anim (NY). 2012 Mar;41(3):77-83. doi: 10.1038/laban0312-77.

  27. Girbovan C, Morin L, Plamondon H. Repeated resveratrol administration confers lasting protection against neuronal damage but induces dose-related alterations of behavioral impairments after global ischemia. Behav Pharmacol. 2012 Feb;23(1):1-13. doi: 10.1097/FBP.0b013e32834eafa3.

  28. Milot MR, Plamondon H. Changes in HPA reactivity and noradrenergic functions regulate spatial memory impairments at delayed time intervals following cerebral ischemia. Horm Behav. 2011 Apr;59(4):594-604. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2011.02.017.

  29. de la Tremblaye PB, Plamondon H. Impaired conditioned emotional response and object recognition are concomitant to neuronal damage in the amygdala and perirhinal cortex in middle-aged ischemic rats. Behav Brain Res. 2011 Jun 1;219(2):227-33. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2011.01.009.

  30. Milot MR, Plamondon H. How right is the righting reflex? The risk of false positives in neuroprotection studies using behavioral measures to certify forebrain ischemia. Neurol Res. 2010 Nov;32(9):933-7. doi: 10.1179/016164110X12700393823615.

  31. Milot MR, Plamondon H. Time-dependent effects of global cerebral ischemia on anxiety, locomotion, and habituation in rats. Behav Brain Res. 2009 Jun 8;200(1):173-80.

  32. Charron C, Schock SC, Proulx G, Thompson CS, Hakim AM, Plamondon H. Protection conferred by Corticotropin-releasing hormone in rat primary cortical neurons against chemical ischemia involves opioid receptor activation. Brain Res. 2009 Feb 27;1257:117-27. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2008.12.053.

  33. Plamondon H, Roberge MC. Dietary PUFA supplements reduce memory deficits but not CA1 ischemic injury in rats. Physiol Behav. 2008 Oct 20;95(3):492-500. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2008.07.020.

  34. Roberge MC, Messier C, Staines WA, Plamondon H. Food restriction induces long-lasting recovery of spatial memory deficits following globalischemia in delayed matching and non-matching-to-sample radial arm maze tasks. Neuroscience. 2008 Sep 22;156(1):11-29. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2008.05.062.

  35. Milot M, Plamondon H. Ischemia-induced hyperactivity: effects of dim versus bright illumination on open-field exploration and habituation following global ischemia in rats. Behav Brain Res. 2008 Oct 10;192(2):166-72. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2008.03.044.

  36. Plamondon H, Davignon G, Khan S, Charron C. Cerebral ischemic preconditioning induces lasting effects on CA1 neuronal survival, prevents memory impairments but not ischemia-induced hyperactivity. Behav Brain Res. 2008 May 16;189(1):145-51. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2007.12.027.

  37. Charron C, Fréchette S, Proulx G, Plamondon H. In vivo administration of corticotropin-releasing hormone at remote intervals following ischemia enhances CA1 neuronal survival and recovery of spatial memory impairments: a role for opioid receptors. Behav Brain Res. 2008 Mar 17;188(1):125-35. Epub 2007 Nov 4.

  38. Charron C, Messier C, Plamondon H. Neuroprotection and functional recovery conferred by administration of kappa- and delta 1-opioid agonists in a rat model of global ischemia. Physiol Behav. 2008 Feb 27;93(3):502-11.

  39. Roberge MC, Hotte-Bernard J, Messier C, Plamondon H. Food restriction attenuates ischemia-induced spatial learning and memory deficits despite extensive CA1 ischemic injury. Behav Brain Res. 2008 Feb 11;187(1):123-32.

  40. Plamondon H, Morin A, Charron C. Chronic 17beta-estradiol pretreatment and ischemia-induced hippocampal degeneration and memory impairments: a 6-month survival study. Horm Behav. 2006 Sep;50(3):361-9.

  41. Plamondon H, Khan S. The CRH1 antagonist CP154,526 failed to alter ischemia-induced neurodegeneration and spatial memory deficits in rats but inhibited behavioral activity in the novel open field. Behav Brain Res. 2006 Jan 6;166(1):85-92.

  42. Plamondon H, Khan S. Characterization of anxiety and habituation profile following global ischemia in rats. Physiol Behav. 2005 Mar 31;84(4):543-52.

  43. Khan S, Milot M, Lecompte-Collin J, Plamondon H. Time-dependent changes in CRH concentrations and release in discrete brain regions following global ischemia: effects of MK-801 pretreatment. Brain Res. 2004 Jul 30;1016(1):48-57.

  44. Blondeau N, Plamondon H, Richelme C, Heurteaux C, Lazdunski M. K(ATP) channel openers, adenosine agonists and epileptic preconditioning are stress signalsinducing hippocampal neuroprotection. Neuroscience. 2000;100(3):465-74.

  45. Plamondon H, Blondeau N, Heurteaux C, Lazdunski M. Mutually protective actions of kainic acid epileptic preconditioning and sublethal global ischemiaon hippocampal neuronal death: involvement of adenosine A1 receptors and K(ATP) channels. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 1999 Dec;19(12):1296-308.

  46. Plamondon H, Blondeau N, Heurteaux C, Lazdunski M. Sustained bombesin exposure results in receptor down-regulation and tolerance to the chronic but not acute effects of bombesin on ingestion. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 1999 Dec;19(12):1296-308.

  47. Plamondon H, Merali Z.Anorectic action of bombesin requires receptor for corticotropin-releasing factor but not for oxytocin. Eur J Pharmacol. 1997 Dec 11;340(2-3):99-109.

  48. Kent P, Plamondon H, Merali Z. Pharmaco-ontogeny of bombesin's suppression of food intake and its attenuation by histamine H3 receptor agonists. Brain Res Dev Brain Res. 1997 Aug 18;102(1):87-95.

  49. Plamondon H, Merali Z. Regulation of ingestion by CRF and bombesin-like peptides: distinct meal-related peptide level changes. Am J Physiol. 1997 Jan;272(1 Pt 2):R268-74.

  50. Merali Z, Plamondon H. Pharmaco-Ontogenic Modulation of Feeding by Oxytocin, Bombesin, and Their Antagonists. Peptides. 1996;17(7):1119-26.

  51. Plamondon H, Merali Z. Push-pull perfusion reveals meal-dependent changes in the release of bombesin-like peptides in the rat paraventricular nucleus. Brain Res. 1994 Dec 30;668(1-2):54-61.

  52. Plamondon H, Merali Z. Effects of central neuromedin B and related peptides on blood glucose. Regul Pept. 1993 Sep 3;47 (2):133-40.

  53. Vaccarino AL, Plamondon H, Melzack R. Analgesic and aversive effects of naloxone in BALB/c mice. Exp Neurol. 1992 Aug;117(2):216-8.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Presentations
  1. Naji, T., Poitras, M., Chékiée, J., Doiron, A., Person, E. & Plamondon, H. (2023, May). Effects of Selective Estrogen Receptor Activation on Anxiety-Like Behaviours Observed in the Open Field Test Following Global Cerebral Ischemia in Ovariectomized Female Rats. Poster presented at the 16thannual meeting of the Canadian Association for Neuroscience (CAN), Montréal, Canada. 
  2. Doiron, A., Poitras, M., Monet, A., Soliman, M. & Plamondon, H. (2023, May). Effects of Selective Estrogen Receptor Activation on Grooming Behaviour in the Hole-Board Test following Global Cerebral Ischemia in Female Rats. Poster presented at the 16thannual meeting of the Canadian Association for Neuroscience (CAN), Montréal, Canada.  
  3. Lauzon, M., Chékiée, J., Poitras, M. & Plamondon, H. (2023, May). Gonadotropin-Inhibiting Hormone and Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Expression is Upregulated in the Ischemic Brain. Poster presented at the 16thannual meeting of the Canadian Association for Neuroscience (CAN), Montréal, Canada. 
  4. Francoeur, V., Person, E. & Plamondon, H. (2023, May). L’effet d’une stimulation du système endocannabinoïde de l’hypothalamus latéral de rats pubères sur le comportement alimentaire. Congrès Annuel de la Société Québécoise de la Recherche en Psychologie (SQRP), Sherbrooke, Canada.
  5. Ben Hamed, B., Chékiée, J., Soliman, M., Poitras, M. & Plamondon, H. (2023, May). CD86 Expression is Unaffected by Selective Receptor Agonist Treatment or Global Cerebral Ischemia in Female Wistar Rats. Poster presented at the 12thannual meeting of the Interdisciplinary Conference in Psychology (ICP), Ottawa, Canada. 
  6. Lebeau, M., Cushman, C., Poitras, M., Person, E. & Plamondon, H. (2023, May). Effects of Selective Estrogen Receptor Agonists on Sociability Subsequent to Global Cerebral Ischemia in Ovariectomized Wistar Rats.Poster presented at the 12th annual meeting of the Interdisciplinary Conference in Psychology (ICP), Ottawa, Canada.  
  7. Person, E., Boisvert, V., DeNicolais, E. & Plamondon, H. (2022, November). Effects of sex and CB1 antagonism on socioemotional responses and brain development following a 10-day stress paradigm in prepubescent rats. Society for Neuroscience (SfN) 51st Annual Meeting), San Diego, USA.
  8. Person, E., Savard, A. & Plamondon, H. (2022, June). Repeated stress in the early adolescent period: Are CB1 receptors mediating stress-reactivity in a sex-specific manner? FENS Forum 2022, Paris, France.
  9. Boisvert, V., Person, E. & Plamondon, H. (2022, May). Les effets du sexe et des endocannabinoïdes sur la réponse au stress des rats prépubères. Conférence Interdisciplinaire en Psychologie (ICP), Ottawa, Canada.
  10. Person, E., Morin, A., Boisvert, V. & Plamondon, H. (2021, November). Sex differences in prepubescent rats following a heterotypic stress paradigm: Are CB1 receptors contributing to post stress sociability and fear responses?Society for Neurosciences (SfN), Virtual.
  11. Poitras, M., Morin, A., Raymond, J. & Plamondon, H. (2022, November). Impact of Adolescent Exposure to Omega-3 or High-Fat Diet on Adulthood Glucocorticoid Receptor and TrkB Expression. Affiche présentée à la 51e rencontre annuelle de la Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, USA.
  12. Morin, A., Bres, E., Lauzon, M., Poitras, M., Doiron, A., Tubin, J., Cushman, C., Plamondon, H. (2022, November). Selective GPER Agonist G-1 Protects from Global Cerebral Ischemia-Induced Impairments of Glucocorticoid Receptor and 5-HT1A Receptor Regulation in the Hippocampus CA1 in Ovariectomized Wistar Rats. Affiche présentée à la 51e rencontre annuelle de la Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, USA.
  13. Poitras, M., Lauzon, M., Chékiée, J., Morin, A., Plamondon, H. (2022, September). Global Cerebral Ischemia Induces Short-Term Changes to Estrous Cycle Regularity and Alters Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Gonadal Axis Function. Affiche présentée à la 52e rencontre annuelle de la International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology (ISPNE), Chicago, IL, USA.
  14. Morin, A., Doiron, A., Mardiros, L., Poitras, M., Lauzon, M., Bres, E., Hursti, J., Cushman, C. & Plamondon, H. (2022, September). Selective GPER Agonist G-1 Prior to Global Cerebral Ischemia Protects from Neuronal Injury and Differently Impacts Anxiety- and Depressive-Like Behaviours in Ovariectomized Wistar Rats. Affiche présentée à la 52e rencontre annuelle de la International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology (ISPNE), Chicago, IL, USA.
  15. Burkauskas, J. Fineberg, N.A., Bunevicius, A., Podlipskyte, A., Narvaez Linares, N.F., Poitras, M., Plamondon, H., Pranckeviciene, A., Gecaite-Stonciene, J., Mickuviene, N., Kazukauskiene, N. & Varoneckas, G. (2022, August). Prognostic Importance of Cognitive Function for Men After Acute Coronary Syndromes: A Longitudinal Observational Study. Affiche présentée à la rencontre du World Congress of Psychiatry (WPA), Bangkok, Thailand.
  16. Mardiros, L., Morin, A., Poitras, M., Hursti, J., Lauzon, M., Doiron, A., Bres, E., Cushman, C., Person, E. & Plamondon, H. (2022, May). Selective GPER Agonist G-1 Normalizes Behavioural Disinhibition Without Altering Stress-Induced Corticosterone Secretion Following Global Cerebral Ischemia in Ovariectomized Wistar Rats. Affiche présentée à la 15e rencontre annuelle de la Canadian Association for Neuroscience, Toronto, ON, Canada.
  17. Hursti, J., Morin, A., Poitras, M., Lauzon, M., Cushman, C., Doiron, A. & Plamondon, H. (2022, May). Effects of Selective G Protein-Coupled Estrogen Receptor Agonist G-1 on Corticosterone Secretion Following Acute Stress After Global Cerebral Ischemia in Ovariectomized Wistar Rats. Affiche présentée à la 11e rencontre annuelle de la Conférence Interdisciplinaire en Psychologie (CIP), Ottawa, ON, Canada.
  18. Morin, A., Cushman, C., Mardiros, L., Poitras, M., Doiron, A., Lauzon, M., Hursti, J. & Plamondon, H. (2022, May). Effects of Selective G Protein-Coupled Estrogen Receptor Agonist G-1 on Depressive-Like Behaviours Following Global Cerebral Ischemia in Ovariectomized Wistar Rats. Affiche présentée à la 11e rencontre annuelle de la Conférence Interdisciplinaire en Psychologie (CIP), Ottawa, ON, Canada.
  19. Morin, A., Poitras, M., Raymond, J. & Plamondon, H. (2021, November). The Role of Adolescent Omega-3 Supplementation on Visuospatial Performance and Cognitive Flexibility: Sex- and Age-Specific Effects. Affiche présentée à la 50e rencontre annuelle de la Society for Neuroscience (Virtual event).
  20. Person, E., Morin, A., Poitras, M. & Plamondon, H. (2021, October). L’effet d’une exposition répétée au test de nage forcée chez les rats Wistar prépubères. Affiche présentée à la 43e rencontre annuelle de la Société Québécoise pour la Recherche en Psychologie (SQRP) (Virtual event).
  21. Poitras, M., Morin, A. & Plamondon, H. (2021, October). Les ischémies globales du cerveau et l’impulsivité comportementale : analyse dans le cadre du test de l’odeur prédatrice. Affiche présentée à la 43e rencontre annuelle de la Société Québécoise pour la Recherche en Psychologie (SQRP) (Virtual event).
  22. Poitras, M., Narvaez Linares, N. F., Labelle, P. R. & Plamondon, H. (2021, October). Women Are Still Underrepresented in Coronary Heart Disease Research: Perspectives from a Systematic Review. Affiche présentée à la rencontre annuelle du Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (Virtual event).
  23. Morin, A., Poitras, M., Raymond, J. & Plamondon, H. (2021, August). Sex-Specific Effects of Adolescent Omega-3 Supplementation and Environmental Enrichment on Adulthood Coping Mechanisms and Glucocorticoid Receptor Expression in Wistar Rats. Affiche présentée à la 14e rencontre annuelle de la Canadian Association for Neuroscience (CAN), Vancouver, BC (Virtual event).
  24. Oueis, J., Narvaez Linares, N. F., Nagaratnam, K., Diemert, J., Verret-Borsos, Z., Burr., Z, Dongnang, K., Hmidani, Y. , Plamondon. (2021, June). Impact of a social stressor on neurpsychological performance in women with myocardial infarction. Affiche présentée à la 82e convention nationale annuelle de la Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), Ottawa, ON, Canada.
  25. Morin, A., Poitras, M. & Plamondon, H. (2021, June). Global Cerebral Ischemia in Male Long Evans Rats Does Not Increase Impulsive Choice Despite Significant Changes to Mesocorticolimbic Pathway Signalling. Affiche présentée à la 30e rencontre annuelle de la International Behavioral Neuroscience Society (IBNS; Virtual event).
  26. Morin, A., Poitras, M., Raymond, J. & Plamondon, H. (2021, January). The Sex-Specific Effects of Adolescent Omega-3 Supplementation and Exposure to Environmental Enrichment on Adulthood Anxiety and Avoidance Behaviour in Wistar Rats. Affiche présentée au Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Global Connectome (Virtual event).
  27. Narvaez Linares, N. F., Charron, V., Ouimet, A. J., Ranger, V., Berr, M., Paulette, E., Bougen, A., Labelle, P. R., & Plamondon (2020, August). Twenty-five years later: A systematic review of the methodological changes in the Trier Social Stress Test and its confounding variables. Affiche présentée à la 50e rencontre annuelle de la International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology (ISPNE), Chicago, IL, USA.
  28. Morin, A., Poitras, M., Martin, V. & Plamondon, H. (2020, July). Effects of Vanillic Acid on Neuronal Survival and Visuospatial Memory Following Global Cerebral Ischemia in Male Long Evans Rats. Affiche présentée à la Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) 2020 Virtual Forum, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
  29. Charron, V., Talbot, J., Plamondon, H. (2020, May). Strain comparison between Long-Evans and Sprague-Dawley adolescent rats during a social learning task. [Poster session cancelled due to COVID-19]. 14th rencontre annuelle de la Canadian Association for Neuroscience (CAN), Montreal, QC, Canada.
  30. Firzly, N., Narvaez Linares, N. F., Jones, G., & Aubry, T. (2020, May). Interventions psychologiques centrées sur les jeunes : Une évalution des besoins pour un conseil scolaire. [Oral presentation cancelled due to COVID-19]. 81st convention nationale annuelle Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), Montréal, QC, Canada.
  31. Morin, A., Poitras, M. & Plamondon, H. (2020, May). Effects of vanillic acid on anxiety like behaviour following global cerebral ischemia in male Long Evans rats. [Poster session cancelled due to COVID-19].14th rencontre annuelle de la Canadian Association for Neuroscience (CAN), Montréal, QC, Canada.
  32. Burr, Z., Narvaez Linares, N., F., Berr, M., Baillergeon, C., & Plamondon, H. (2020, May). To what degree does Family History have an impact on Myocardial Infarction in Women? [Poster session cancelled due to COVID-19]. 9e Conférence Interdisciplinaire en Psychologie (CIP).
  33. Morin, A., Poitras, M. & Plamonon, H. (2020, May). Interactions of isoflurane and buprenorphine on global cerebral ischemia recovery in male Long Evans rats. [Poster session cancelled due to COVID-19]. 9e Conférence Interdisciplinaire en Psychologie (CIP).
  34. Nagaratnam, K., Narvaez Linares, N., F., Dongnang, K., Diermet, J., Hmidani, Y., Verret-Borsos, Z., Burr, Z., & Plamondon, H. (2020, May). Myocardial Infarction and Cognitive Impairment in Women: A Preliminary Study. [Poster session cancelled due to COVID-19]. 9e Conférence Interdisciplinaire en Psychologie (CIP).
  35. Poitras, M., Morin, A. & Plamondon, H. (2020, May). Is the Y Maze Passive Avoidance Test measuring fear learning or impulsive behaviour? [Poster session cancelled due to COVID-19]. 9e rencontre annuelle de la Conférence Interdisciplinaire en Psychologie (CIP), Ottawa, ON, Canada.
  36. Narvaez Linares, N. F., Vandette, M-P., Firzly, N., MacAuley, M., & Aubry, T. (2020, May). Development of an Online Intake Referral Tool for women suffering from Postpartum Depression. [Oral presentation cancelled due to COVID-19]. 81st convention nationale annuelle de la Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), Montréal, QC, Canada.
  37. Narvaez Linares, N. F., Firzly, N., Jones, G., & Aubry, T. (2020, May). Quelles échelles de mesure utiliser dans un milieu scolaire francophone pour améliorer ses services? [Oral presentation cancelled due to COVID-19]. 81st convention nationale annuelle de la Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), Montréal, QC, Canada.
  38. Morin, A., Poitras, M. & Plamondon, H. (2020, March). L’effet de l’administration d’acide vanillique sur les comportements de type anxieux chez des rats Long Evans mâles ayant vécu une ischémie globale du cerveau. [Poster session cancelled due to COVID-19]. 42nd rencontre annuelle de la Société Québécoise pour la Recherche en Psychologie (SQRP), Gatineau, QC, Canada.
  39. Charron, V., Talbot, J., Plamondon, H. (2019, October). New model to assess prosocial behaviours in juvenile rats: An operant box sharing task. Affiche présentée à la 49e rencontre annuelle de la Society for Neuroscience (SfN), Chicago, Illinois,USA.
  40. Morin, A. & Plamondon, H. (2019, October). Impulsivity in a global cerebral ischemia rodent model: Optimization of a delay discounting task. Affiche présentée à la 49e rencontre annuelle de la Society for Neuroscience (SfN), Chicago, Illinois,USA.


Lab Members

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Dr Hélène Plamondon

Lab Director

Full Professor

Ph.D., Behavioural Neuroscience, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, 1995
B.Sc., Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, 1990

Room
Vanier Hall, 2082
Work Telephone
613-562-5800 ext. 4098
E-mail: 
hplamond@uOttawa.ca
 
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Emmanuelle Person

PhD Candidate

MA-PhD in experimental psychology (2017 - present)

B.Sc. in Psychology (2017) 

E-mail: epers008@uOttawa.ca   

Emmanuelle's ResearchGate profile

Research Project: Role of the central cannabinoid system on socioemotional responses and feeding behaviours in adolescent rats
Alex

Alexandre Morin

PhD Student

MA-PhD in Experimental Psychology (2018 - present)

B.A. in Psychology (2018) 

E-mail: amori092@uOttawa.ca  

Alexandre's ResearchGate profile

Research Project: At the intersection of menopause and global cerebral ischemia: Characterization of their combined effects on cognition, anxiety- and depressive-like behaviours as well as neuroinflammation.
Val

Valérie Charron

PhD Candidate

MA-PhD in Clinical Psychology (2018 - present)

B.A. in Psychology (2018) 

E-mail: vchar074@uOttawa.ca 

Valerie's ResearchGate profile 

Research Project: Sex differences on cannabidiol effects on CB1, vasopressin and oxytocin receptors in juvenile Long-Evans rats and its consequences on prosocial and vicarious learning behaviours
Marilou

Marilou Poitras

PhD Candidate

MA-PhD in Experimental Psychology (2021 - present)

B.Sc. in Psychology (2021) 

E-mail: mpoit061@uOttawa.ca  

Marilou's ResearchGate profile 

Research Project: Stress and Sex: Understanding How Stressors Impact Female Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Gonadal Axis Reactivity, Estrous Cyclicity, Sexual Behaviours, and Ovarian Health
lise

Lise Van de Beeck

PhD Candidate

MA-PhD in Experimental Psychology (2015 - present)

M.Sc. in psychology (2015)

Email: lvand103@uOttawa.ca  

Lise's ResearchGate Profile

Research Project :  TBD

 

2023-2024 Team

Honours Thesis Students 

  • Mai Buckle
  • Izabel Michalik-Eix
  • Anya Monet
  • Randa Salama
  • Charles Veilleux

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)

  • Vacant

Undergraduate Student Research Awards Program (USRA) – Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)  

  • Summer 2023 - Abhijit Sinha

Directed Research Course

  • Stephanie Khoury

Volunteers & Research Assistants

  • Justine Bellavance
  • Cassandra Blackburn
  • Adèle Labonté
  • Madison Lebeau
  • Charlotte Manaloto
  • Karmin Perhar
  • Aliya Qureshi
  • Fatima Shearzad
Alumni - Graduate Students

Julie Raymond, Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology (2022)

  • Title : Short-Term Adolescence n-3 PUFA Supplementation and Environmental Enrichment Induce Sex-Specific Impacts on Emotionality, Stress Coping/Reactivity and Cognitive Performance

Nicolás Francisco Narvaez Linares, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (2022)

  • Title : Infarctus du myocarde chez la femme : symptômes, facteurs de risque, séquelles neuropsychologiques et impact physiologique en situation de stress

Koffi Michele Sandra M'Baza, M.Sc. (2017)

  • Title : Impact du Bisphénol A sur la régulation hormonale de l'Oxytocine et la Testostérone des rats mâles et femelles : Examen systémique et synthèses narrative

Idu Azogu, Ph.D. (2017)

  • Title :  Role of Tyrosine-Related Kinase B Inhibition in the Mesocorticolimbic Stress and Reward Circuitries of the Adolescent and Adult Brain Following a Heterotypic Stress Regimen

Patricia Barra de la Tremblaye, Ph.D. (2016)

  • Title :  A Role for CRH and HPA Activation in the Regulation of Plasticity Signaling, neuroinflammation and Emotional/mnesic Behavior Following Global Cerebral Ischemia in Rats.

Guillaime Durand , M.Sc. (2016) - co-supervision

Catrinel Girbovan, Ph.D. (2015)

Megan Dunbar, M.A. (2013)

  • Title : The endocannabinoid antagonist AM251 as a method of protection prior to global cerebral ischemia: implications on dopamine function, neuronal survival and behaviour.

Marc Milot, Ph.D. (2009)

  • Title : Cognitive-behavioral impairments after forebrain ischemia in rats: Relationship to disruptions in emotionality and neuroendocrine regulation.

Marie-Claude Roberge Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (2008)

  • Title : Food restriction and polyunsaturated fatty acids enriched diet attenuate learning and memory impairments following global ischemia in rats.

Charlène Charron, Ph.D. (2007)

  • Title : Characterization of the role or corticotropin-releasing hormone and opioid peptides on hippocampal neurodegeneration and functional recovery following global cerebral ischemia in rats.

Samir Khan, Ph.D. (2006)

  • Title : Mediating role of corticotropin-releasing hormone (DRH) in anxiety and ischemia: behavioural and physiological correlates.
Alumni - Past Honours Students
  1. Balsam Ben Hamed, Microglial CD86-Immunoreactive Expression is Unaffected by Selective Estrogen Receptor Agonist Treatment or Global Cerebral Ischemia in Female Wistar Rats, 2023.

  2. Judy Chékiée, La contribution des agonistes sélectifs des récepteurs oestrogènes à l’activation de la microglie suivant une ischémie globale du cerveau chez les rattes Wistar, 2023.

  3. Alexandra Doiron, Effects of Selective Estrogen Receptor Activation on Inflammation and Anxiety-like Behaviour following Global Cerebral Ischemia in Female Rats, 2023.

  4. Vincent Francoeur, L’effet d’une stimulation du système endocannabinoïde de l’hypothalamus latéral de rats pubères sur le comportement alimentaire, 2023.

  5. Madison Lebeau, Effects of Selective Estrogen Receptor Agonists on Sociability Subsequent to Global Cerebral Ischemia in Ovariectomized Wistar Rats, 2023.

  6. Michael Soliman, Selective Estrogen Receptor Activation Impact on Anxiety Behaviours in Elevated Plus Maze following Global Cerebral Ischemia in Female Rats, 2023.

  7. Valérie Boisvert, Les effets spécifiques du sexe et des endocannabinoïdes sur la réponse au stress des rats prépubères de type Wistar, 2022.
  8. Elie Bres, L'effet de l'activation aigue ou répétée des récepteurs GPER par l'agoniste sélectif G-1 sur le système sérotoninergique à la suite d'une ischémie globale du cerveau chez des rates Wistar ovariectomisées, 2022.
  9. Emma DeNicolais, L'effet du stress hétérotypique sur le niveau de récepteurs glucocorticoïdes et cannabinoïdes dans l'aire CA1 de l'hippocampe chez des rats mâles et femelles prépubères, 2022. 
  10. Makenzie Lauzon, The effects of acute or repeated GPER activation by selective agonist G-1 on glucocorticoid receptor expression following global cerebral ischemia in ovariectomized Wistar rats, 2022.
  11. Laura Mardiros, The effects of selective GPER-1 agonist G1 on anxiety- and depressive-like behaviours following global cerebral ischemia in ovariectomized female rats, 2022.
  12. Yassine Hmidani, La fluence verbal est-elle influencée par une trouble de l'humeur? Une étude auprès des femmes ayant eu un infarctus du myocarde, 2021.
  13. Kristina Munelith-Souksanh, Differences in unbound cortisol concentration in women with myocardial infarction following a stressful task, 2021.
  14. Marilou Poitras, Global Cerebral Ischemia in Male Long Evans Rats Alters Dopaminergic and DeltaFosB Signalling in the Mesocorticolimbic Pathway without Impacting Delay Discounting, 2021.
  15. Ariane Gauthier, When the heart attacks: Impact of myocardial infarctions on women’s daily and stress-dependent anxiety regulation, 2020.
  16. Kathel Cindy Dongnang Ngoula, The Use of Cognitive and Mental Health Screeners with  MI population: an Exploratory study with Women, 2020.
  17. Kelly-Ann Lachance, Les effets neuroprotecteurs de l’acide vanillique sur la mémoire visuospatiale des rats mâles Long Evans à la suite d’une ischémie globale du cerveau : effets sur les interleukines 1β (IL - 1β) reliées à l’inflammation, 2020.
  18. Khachadour Bandk, Sex-specific effects of adolescent omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation and enriched environment exposure on HPA axis reactivity in adults Wistar rats, 2020.
  19. Laurence Brault, Les effets neuroprotecteurs de l’acide vanillique à la suite d’une ischémie globale du cerveau sur les comportements de type anxieux et la mémoire, 2020.
  20. Catherine Baillargeon. Uncontrollable risk factors associated with myocardial infarction in Canadian women: A preliminary study, 2019.
  21. Matilda Berr. Controllable risk factors associated with myocardial infarction in Canadian women: A preliminary study, 2019.
  22. Félix Chiasson. Effect of omega-3 consumption and environment during adolescence on stress reactivity in female and male rate, 2019.
  23. Meena Bradley-Garcia. Stress Reactivity in Adolescent Male and Female Rats Following Omega-3 PUFA
    Supplementation in Addition to an Enriched Environment During the Juvenile Period, 2018.
  24. Valérie Charron. Is there a consistency in the protocol of the Trier Social Stress Test: A Systematic
    Review, 2018.
  25. Anoushka Gourisunkur. Short-term and long-term impact of omega-3 on cognitive performance and flexibility in male and female rats, 2018.
  26. Alexandre Morin. Influence of omega-3 during the adolescence period in female rodents: Optimization of
    western blot procedure for estrogen and oxytocin receptors, 2018.
  27. Madison Erb. The effects of omega-3 and omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids on TrkB expression in the CA1, CA3, and dentate gyrus regions of the hippocampus of adolescent rats, 2017.
  28. Ogechi Ibeke. Sex differences and the modulatory role of TrkB antagonist ANA-12 on TrkB and GR expression in the hypothalamus and the central nucleus of the amygdala of rats following repeated stress in adolescence, 2017.
  29. Joana Mukunzi. The long-term sex specific effects of ANA-12 on BDNF and GR expression in the hippocampus of rats exposed to repeated stress during adolescence, 2017. 
  30. Emmanuelle Person. L'effet d'une exposition juvénile au Bisphénol A et à l'extrait de Houblon sur trois hormones de rats mâles, 2017.
  31. Isabelle Cossette. Effects of ANA-12 during repeated stress on adolescent male and female rats and its impact on emotional response in adulthood, 2016. 
  32. Dimitri De Mel. The effect of ANA-12 of endogenous corticosterone levels in Male and female adolescent rats following repeated stress, 2016.
  33. Eloise Valérie GiraudL'effet d’un supplément d’oméga-3 durant l’adolescence sur le comportement et la réponse d'anxiété à l’âge adulte de rats mâles et femelles, 2016.
  34. Jawa Isaa. Effects of BPA on anxiety and social behaviour in adolescent rats, 2016.
  35. Oluwasbukola Oluwatibola Akindolie. Role of ANA-12 in modulating BDNFsignaling upon repeated stress exposure in adolescent mae and female rats: Enduring effects on social interaction and memory in adulthood, 2016. 
  36. Benjamin Joseph Isaac Trachtenberg. Effect of N-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids on Neuroendocrine pathways and Stress Receptors, 2016.
  37. Simon Benoît. L’effet de l’antalarmine sur l’expression de BDNF et TrkB dans un modèle animal d’ischémie cérébrale globale; lien avec la plasticité cérébrale et la régulation de stress, 2015.
  38. Marie-Eve Caissy. Effects of TrkB, ANA-12, on locomotion and anxiety-related behaviour in Wistar rats, 2015.
  39. Nicolas Francisco Narvaez Linares. Le neuropeptide CRH module la plasticité cérébrale suivant un accident vasculaire cérébral et influence l’expression de dopamine cérébrale et le comportement social, 2015.
  40. Kelsey Ross. The Role of Antalarmin on the Neuroinflammatory Response to Hippocampal Injury in Ischemic Rats, 2015.
  41. Marika Bonneville. Antalarmin: A potential neuroprotective agent for global cerebral ischemia, 2014.
  42. Jessica Notman. Investigating depressive-like behaviors in post ischemic rats, 2013.
  43. Marie-Pier Pitre D'Iorio. Impact de l’administration pré ischémique de resvératrol sur l’expression des astrocytes suivant une ischémie cérébrale, 2013.
  44. Julie Raymond. Effets de l’antalarmine sur les niveaux de corticostérone et le poids d’organes cibles chez le rat mâle suivant une ischémie cérébrale, 2013.
  45. Cynthia Meghaziel. Altered immunohistochemical expression of glucocorticoid receptors at remote intervals following global ischemia in rats, 2012.
  46. Emmanuelle Lauriol. L’activité microgliale suivant l’accident vasculaire cérébral chez le rat : l’impact du resvératrol, 2011.
  47. Megan Reta Dunbar. The effect of resveratrol on angiogenesis in the adult rat hippocampus following global cerebral ischemia, 2011.
  48. Geneviève Quesnel. Resveratrol: a potential for neuroprotection following global cerebral ischemia, 2011.
  49. Marie-Ève Bégin-Galarneau. L’ischémie cérébrale globale et l’expression neurogénique sous-jacente, 2010.
  50. Nathalie Guindon. The Effects of REM Sleep Deprivation on Spatial Memory in the Rat, 2010.
  51. Marianne LeBreton. The Effects of REM Sleep Deprivation on Motivationaland Cognitive Processes in the Rat, 2010.
  52. Patricia Barra de la Tremblaye. Effet d’un jeûne à court terme sur l’indice glycémique, les répercussions comportementales et la réponse au stress dans un modèle animal d’ischémie cérébrale globale, 2009.
  53. Anab Rebecca Lehr. L’émotivité et les déficits cognitifs mnésiques suivant une ischémie cérébrale globale, 2009.
  54. Lucie Morin. Impact de l’administration chronique pré-ischémique de resvératrolsur les déficits cognitifs et comportementaux chez le rat, 2009.
  55. Mélanie Lambrou. Relation entre l’émotivité et les déficits mnésiques lors de l’apprentissage d’une tâche spatiale suivant une ischémie cérébrale globale chez le rat, 2008.
  56. Vivianne Taillefer. Determination of the role of arousal on emotionality on spatial memory after global ischemia in rats: Is norepinephrine involved?, 2008.
  57. Amélie Trahan. Effet du metyrapone sur la mort neuronale à long terme et sur le recouvrement fonctionnel suivant une ischémie cérébrale globale chez le rat, 2008.
  58. Sabrina Fréchette. Neuroprotection et recouvrement fonctionnel suite à l’administration post-ischémique du CRH chez le rat, 2007.
  59. Michelle Zenko. The impact of metyrapone administration on functional recovery following global ischemia in rats, 2006.
  60. Hotte-Bernard Judith. Impact d’une restriction alimentaire sur la dégénérescence neuronale et la récupération fonctionnelle suite à une ischémie cérébrale globale, 2005.
  61. Jacinthe Lecompte-Collin. Fluctuations dynamiques du CRH dans des régions spécifiques du cerveau suivant une ischémie cérébrale et l’administration d’un antagoniste NMDA, 2002.
  62. Marc Milot. Endogenous fluctuations in CRH release at the central nucleus of the amygdala associated with a cerebral ischemic episode, 2002.
  63. Geneviève Davignon. Effets du préconditionnement ischémique cérébral sur les fonctions cognitives et mnésiques ainsi que sur le recouvrement fonctionnel suite une ischémie cérébrale globale, 2001.
  64. Amélie Morin. Effet du 17B-estradiol sur les déficits mnésiques et comportementaux de rates ovariectomisées exposées à une ischémie cérébrale globale, 2001.
  65. Carolyn McRae. Endogenous fluctuations in Leu-enkephalin opioid peptides associated with global cerebral ischemia and ischemic preconditioning in rats, 2000.
  66. Stéphanie Lemay. Participation du nucléoside adénosine à l’expression comportementale et biochimique de réponses liées au stress et à l’anxiété, 1999.


Prospective Students

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  • If you are interest in any of the research positions listed below, please contact us with your C.V. and Transcript attached.

  • Please note we are no longer looking for students for the Fall 2023 term. Please contact us in December if you are looking to join our research team in 2024. 

Graduate Students
Please note Dr. Plamondon will no longer accept graduate students.
Undergraduate Students

Honours Thesis

  • If you are interested in doing an honours thesis with us next year, please contact us before August 2024. 
  • For more information, please consult the Honours Thesis website. 

Undergraduate Research Opportunity program (UROP)

  • If you are interested in taking part in the UROP program, please send an email us before September 2023.
    • We will accept 2 students during the 2023-2024 academic year.
  • For more information, please consult the UROP website. 

Undergraduate Student Research Awards Program (USRA) – Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

  • Dr. Plamondon will accept 2 students for summer 2024. 
  • Please contact us by January 2024.
  • For more information, please consult the USRA-NSERC website.

Directed Research in Psychology (PSY4310)

  • If you are interested in doing PSY4310 during the 2023-2024 academic year, please contact us before the start of the semester during which you would like to take the directed research class.
  • For more information, please consult the Directed Research website.

Volunteers

  • Are you interested in learning about neuroscience and behavioural testing in rodents? We are looking for responsible, motivated and hardworking volunteers who want to develop their research skills in neuroscience.


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