Dr. Melissa Perreault
Research Associate, University of Toronto
Dr. Perreault obtained her PhD at McMaster University where she focused on behavioural neuroscience. She then joined the George laboratory as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto in 2007 where she acquired external funding from the Ontario Mental Health Foundation and then CIHR for all 5 years of her postdoctoral research. Dr. Perreault was the recipient of a Brain and Behavioral Research (NARSAD) Young Investigator Award in 2013 and has been co-applicant on a number of research grants. As a result of an international collaboration she initiated Dr. Perreault established a novel technique measuring neuronal local field potentials in awake, freely moving animals. Her current research interests are to link the activity of GSK-3 (a protein highly involved in the neuropathology of Alzheimer’s disease) directly to changes in neuronal oscillatory activity and cognitive function, and to discover novel receptor mechanisms by which GSK-3 may be regulated.