What do we do?

The laboratory of Neurobiology of Depression and Ageing, spearheaded by Dr. Etienne Sibille is located at the Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute of CAMH. The goals and vision of the Sibille lab are to first, develop new understanding of mechanisms underlaying major depression, life-long maturation or aging of the brain and their respective interactions, and, second, to use this knowledge to develop strategies for new therapeutic approaches. To reach these goals, we are using large-scale genome, molecular and biostatistical approaches to characterize the primary pathology in human post-mortem brain samples. We the use relevant genetic and environmental mouse models to investigate causal links between the identified pathologies (e.g. BDNF/GABA dysregulations and mood regulatory mechanisms, and to test novel therapeutic strategies at the behavioural and molecular/cellar levels.

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Prevot TD, Li G, Vidojevic A, Santrac A, Misquitta K, Fee C, Knutson DE, Arnold LA, Scholze A, Fisher JL, Banasr M, Cook JM, Savic M, Sibille E (2018)Pro-cognitive, anxiolytic and antidepressant properties of novel GABAA receptor positive modulators with preferential efficacy at the α5-subunit, (submitted)

Shukla R, Prevot TD, French L, Isserlin R, Rocco BR, Banasr M, Bader GD, Sibille E*.The relative contributions of cell dependent cortical microcircuit aging to cognition and anxiety. (submitted)

Oh H, Piantadosi SC, Rocco BR, Lewis DA, Watkins SC, Sibille E*.The role of dendritic BDNF transcripts on altered inhibitory circuitry in depression. Biological Psychiatry (in press)

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Etienne Sibille
Principle Investigator
Deputy Director and Chair of Campbell Institute
E: Etienne.Sibille@camh.ca

Hyunjung Oh
Senior Post-Doctoral Fellow
E: Hyunjung.Oh@camh.ca

Mehrab Ali
Research Program Manager
E: Mehrab.Ali@camh.ca

Kartikay Chadha
Research Analyst
E: Kartikay.Chadha2011@gmail.com

Netta Ussyshkin
Research Analyst
E: Netta.Ussyshkin@camh.ca

Rammohan Shukla
Post-Doctoral Fellow
E: Rammohan.Shukla@camh.ca

Vivek Philip
Post-Doctoral Fellow
E: Vivek.Philip@camh.ca

Corey Fee
PhD. Student
E: Corey.Fee@camh.ca

Dwight Netwon
PhD. Student
E: Dwight.Netwon@mail.utoronto.ca

Keith Misquitta
PhD. Student
E: Keith.Misquitta@mail.utoronto.ca