Websites of interest
Lab Holiday Party 2017
Very exciting Secret Santa exchange...
Getting crafty with cookie decorating!
Send-off for Kwan
aboard the Tall Ship Kajama
Dinner Outing April 2016
Enjoyed delicious middle eastern food at
What a feast!
Holiday Party 2015
Snowflake making by the fire!
Russell displaying his snowflake creation.
Milad offers a great performance of classical persian music with his band Raz-e-Del, November 2014. In addition to his talents playing with computer models and electrophysiology, Milad also plays the tombak (far left in the picture).
Lab outing, August 2014
~ Summer / Fall 2017 ~
Welcome to Boriss, a new postdoc in our lab, and Jane, who is starting a MSc. Check out the People page to see what they will be working on.
So thrilled to have received CIHR funding this cycle.
~ Summer 2017 ~
Welcome to our Summer Students!
Happy to have Dongyan Lin and Arjun Balachandar (returning!) in our lab this Summer.
~ Spring 2017 ~
Many posters are presented by our lab at the CAN meeting in Montreal, May 28-31st. Visit to see what we are up to!
~ Winter 2017 ~
Postdoc position available!
Steve Lesperance just joined our lab as a postdoctoral fellow. Check the People Page to see what he is going to work on.
~ Summer / Fall 2016 ~
Amin just moved to Toronto to start a PhD in our lab this month. Check the People Page to see what he is going to work on.
Husain successfully defended his MSc thesis. We all wish him the best in medical school.
See recent Press Release on our spinal cord work
Steve's talk at the CAN meeting triggered a Press release. Read it here.
~Summer 2016 ~
Clean sweep! All 3 of our graduate students win poster prizes at the CPIN Research Day.
A round of applause for Dhekra, Husain, and Petri.
Congratulations to the lab's studentship and fellowship recipients.
- Dhekra received a CIHR Graduate Research Award
- Husain received a NSERC Graduate Research Award
- Milad received a FRQS Postdoc Fellowship
- Amin Kamaleddin, a student set to start a Ph.D with us in September, was offered the Ontario Trillium Scholarship.
Well-done to everyone!
CAN meeting coming to Toronto
Many abstracts submitted by our lab for the CAN meeting in May = Many of us looking forward to discussing science! Come visit. Also make sure you attend the symposium Nociceptive Circuits: From Molecules to Behaviour, Wednesday afternoon.
~ WINTER 2016 ~
eLife showcases our paper on degeneracy
We were excited to see our eLife paper in print! It was one of the few publications selected by the editors of eLife for a special issue, printed on paper to showcase the journal. Pick up your copy at your next conference!
~ SPRING / SUMMER 2015 ~
Four great undergraduate students join our lab for the Summer.
We are excited to have Shima Shakory come back with us again this year! Welcome to Husain Shakil, Bohan Xing, and Jessica Zung, who are new to our lab. We are expecting a great Summer.
Milad and Steve prepare for their workshop at the CNS meeting in July.
There will be an impressive line up of speakers at their CNS 2015 workshop in Prague, on rate vs temporal coding.
~ Winter 2015 ~
The workshop proposed by Milad and Steve is accepted by the CNS organizers.
There will be an impressive line up of speakers at their CNS 2015 workshop in Prague on rate vs temporal coding.
Dhekra Al-Basha joins our lab.
Dhekra comes to us from the University of Calgary, and will be using optogenetics for a M.Sc. project with us. Welcome!
Russell Smith joins our lab.
Russell will give us valuable support with his expertise in animal colony management and cell cultures.
Our 2-photon system is up and running!