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CSB neurobiologists identify switch that turns muscles on and off during sleep

CSB Professor John Peever, CSB PhD grad Zoltan Torontali and CSB RA Jimmy Fraigne have demonstrated a new link between arousal and muscle paralysis in mice using behavioral, electrophysiological, and chemogenetic strategies in a paper in Current Biology.During REM sleep, muscle paralysis is induced by a region of the brain called the Sublaterodorsal Tegmental Nucleus … Read More

Prof Vince Tropepe’s lab using zebrafish as a vertebrate model for Usher Syndrome-linked blindness

The laboratory of CSB Chair Vincent Tropepe has received funding from Fighting Blindness Canada to conduct research using zebrafish to study Usher syndrome, a genetic condition that results in hearing and vision loss. Loss of vision in Usher syndrome is the result of retinal degeneration, but the mechanism through which degeneration happens in unknown. Clues … Read More

Neuroscientist Dr Jessica Pressey joins CSB in 2020 as Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream

We are fortunate to have recruited Jessica Pressey to CSB as an Assistant Professor, Teaching-Stream (3-year CLTA) as of Jan 1, 2020. Professor Pressey graduated with a PhD from Dean Woodin’s lab in 2015 and completed postdoctoral research at INSERM’s Institut du Fer à Moulin in Paris, France. Her field of expertise is synaptic transmission, … Read More