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What happens in the brain in individuals where behaviour differs from the normal?
Ashley Salamon and Nancy Cummings are two Masters of Science students here at Lakehead that have begun applying an innovative approach to brain analysis to the study of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Their work focuses on determining a physiological cause for OCD by applying whole genome, whole transcriptome, and whole proteome techniques to give a more complete picture of the commonly affected area of the brain of OCD patients. This approach is on the cutting edge of biomedical research and has not yet been applied to mental illness.
Here, Ms. Salamon and Ms. Cummings will outline the study of neuropathology and provide insight into their research.
DATE: Friday, March 16th
LOCATION: ATAC 2015
Ashley Salamon earned her Honours Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Anthropology from Lakehead University. Her previous research includes development and optimization of a paleoproteomic analysis technique using LC-MS/MS which can be used on a variety of sample types of various ages.
Nancy Cummings earned her Honours Bachelor of Science in Applied Biomolecular Sciences with a minor in Forensic Sciences from Lakehead University. Her previous research includes a continuing whole genome study on the role of single nucleotide polymorphisms in aging using monozygotic twins.
Both researchers are currently enrolled in a Masters of Biology at Lakehead University and are working under Dr. Carney Matheson and they are partnering with Dr. Mario Nucci of the Thunder Bay Regional Heath Science Centre.
Open admission! Everyone is welcome to attend.
This event is part of the NeuRIG Lecture Series and is open to everyone, including high school students and community members, with the goal of making neuroscience widely accessible to all.
This is a great opportunity to find out more about NeuRIG and its activities. NeuRIG welcomes new members at any time.