Congratulations to the Cembrowski Lab on a strong showing in the 2021 Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health Endowment Awards Competition!
Four members of Dr. Mark Cembrowski’s team received recognition:
Benjamin Feldman and Family Endowment Fund for Transformational Activity in Mental Health:
Adrienne Kinman, PhD student
Adrienne is studying a previously unreported cell type which has the potential to reveal novel neural mechanisms of spatial memory, which is important for both basic and translational science.
Sarah Erwin, MSc student
Sarah’s research is looking to better understand novel cell subtypes and their role in spatial learning and memory. Identifying and causally manipulating these circuits could help inform understanding of deficits of spatial memory which could be relevant to certain conditions such as Alzheimer disease.
Dr. Axel Guskjolen, postdoctoral fellow
Axel’s work aims to better understand the neuroscience underlying infantile amnesia, which is the inability of adults to recall everyday memories from early childhood.
Kaitlin Sullivan, PhD student
Kaitlin’s work looks to identify distinct neuronal subpopulations which play a role in the encoding and retrieval of fear memory, with the end goal of identifying potential targets for treatment of PTSD.