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Krahe R, Maler L. Neural maps in the electrosensory system of weakly electric fish. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2014 Feb;24C:13-21.PubMed


Mezour MA, Perepichka II, Zhu J, Lennox RB, Perepichka DF. Directing the Assembly of Gold Nanoparticles with Two-Dimensional Molecular Networks. ACS Nano. 2014 Feb 17. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed


Duval S, Olivier M, Bernier M, Vallée R, Piché M. Ultrashort pulses from an all-fiber ring laser incorporating a pair of chirped fiber Bragg gratings. Opt Lett. 2014 Feb 15;39(4):989-92.PubMed


Spencer JA, Ferraro F, Roussakis E, Klein A, Wu J, Runnels JM, Zaher W, Mortensen LJ, Alt C, Turcotte R, Yusuf R, Côté D, Vinogradov SA, Scadden DT, Lin CP. Direct measurement of local oxygen concentration in the bone marrow of live animals. Nature. 2014 Mar 2.PubMed


Breton-Provencher V, Coté D, Saghatelyan A. Activity of the Principal Cells of the Olfactory Bulb Promotes a Structural Dynamic on the Distal Dendrites of Immature Adult-Born Granule Cells via Activation of NMDA Receptors. J Neurosci. 2014 Jan 29;34(5):1748-59.PubMed


Prescott SA, Ma Q, De Koninck Y. Normal and abnormal coding of somatosensory stimuli causing pain. Nat Neurosci. 2014 Feb;17(2):183-91.PubMed


Jowett N, Wöllmer W, Reimer R, Zustin J, Schumacher U, Wiseman PW, Mlynarek AM, Böttcher A, Dalchow CV, Lörincz BB, Knecht R, Miller RJ. Bone Ablation without Thermal or Acoustic Mechanical Injury via a Novel Picosecond Infrared Laser (PIRL). Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Dec 27. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed


Lavertu G, Côté SL, De Koninck Y. Enhancing K-Cl co-transport restores normal spinothalamic sensory coding in a neuropathic pain model. Brain. 2013 Dec 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed


Marceau V, Varin C, Brabec T, Piché M. Femtosecond 240-keV electron pulses from direct laser acceleration in a low-density gas. Phys Rev Lett. 2013 Nov 27;111(22):224801. Epub 2013 Nov 27. PubMed


Arnspang EC, Schwartzentruber J, Clausen MP, Wiseman PW, Lagerholm BC. Bridging the Gap between Single Molecule and Ensemble Methods for Measuring Lateral Dynamics in the Plasma Membrane. PLoS One. 2013 Dec 4;8(12):e78096.PubMed


Daou I, Tuttle AH, Longo G, Wieskopf JS, Bonin RP, Ase AR, Wood JN, De Koninck Y, Ribeiro-da-Silva A, Mogil JS, Séguéla P. Remote optogenetic activation and sensitization of pain pathways in freely moving mice. J Neurosci. 2013 Nov 20;33(47):18631-40.PubMed


Recasens A, Dehay B, Bové J, Carballo-Carbajal I, Dovero S, Pérez A, Fernagut PO, Blesa J, Parent A, Perier C, Fariñas I, Obeso JA, Bezard E, Vila M. Lewy body extracts from parkinson's disease brains trigger α-synuclein pathology and neurodegeneration in mice and monkeys. Ann Neurol. 2013 Nov 16.PubMed


Medvedev IO, Ramsey AJ, Masoud ST, Bermejo MK, Urs N, Sotnikova TD, Beaulieu JM, Gainetdinov RR, Salahpour A. D1 Dopamine Receptor Coupling to PLCβ Regulates Forward Locomotion in Mice. J Neurosci. 2013 Nov 13;33(46):18125-33.PubMed


Potvin-Trottier L, Chen L, Horwitz AR, Wiseman PW. A nu-space for ICS: characterization and application to measure protein transport in live cells. New J Phys. 2013 Aug;15.PubMed


Ba C, Bah ST, D'Auteuil M, Ashrit PV, Vallée R. Fabrication of High-Quality VO(2) Thin Films by Ion-Assisted Dual ac Magnetron Sputtering. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2013 Nov 19. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed


Dury AY, El Fatimy R, Tremblay S, Rose TM, Côté J, De Koninck P, Khandjian EW. Nuclear Fragile X Mental Retardation Protein Is localized to Cajal Bodies. PLoS Genet. 2013 Oct;9(10):e1003890.PubMed


Del'guidice T, Lemay F, Lemasson M, Levasseur-Moreau J, Manta S, Etievant A, Escoffier G, Doré FY, Roman FS, Beaulieu JM. Stimulation of 5-HT(2C) Receptors Improves Cognitive Deficits Induced by Human Tryptophan Hydroxylase 2 Loss of Function Mutation. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2013 Nov 7.PubMed


Gasecka A, Daradich A, Dehez H, Piché M, Côté D. Resolution and contrast enhancement in coherent anti-Stokes Raman-scattering microscopy. Opt Lett. 2013 Nov 1;38(21):4510-3. PubMed


Paul W, Oliver D, Miyahara Y, Grütter P. Transient adhesion and conductance phenomena in initial nanoscale mechanical contacts between dissimilar metals. Nanotechnology. 2013 Oct 31;24(47):475704. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed


Goldman JS, Ashour MA, Magdesian MH, Tritsch NX, Harris SN, Christofi N, Chemali R, Stern YE, Thompson-Steckel G, Gris P, Glasgow SD, Grutter P, Bouchard JF, Ruthazer ES, Stellwagen D, Kennedy TE. Netrin-1 Promotes Excitatory Synaptogenesis between Cortical Neurons by Initiating Synapse Assembly. J Neurosci. 2013 Oct 30;33(44):17278-89.PubMed


Bégin S, Bélanger E, Laffray S, Aubé B, Chamma E, Bélisle J, Lacroix S, De Koninck Y, Côté D. Local assessment of myelin health in a multiple sclerosis mouse model using a 2D Fourier transform approach. Biomed Opt Express. 2013 Sep 5;4(10):2003-14.PubMed


Barbeau A, Swift JL, Godin AG, De Koninck Y, Wiseman PW, Beaulieu JM. Spatial Intensity Distribution Analysis (SpIDA): A New Tool for Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Activation and Transactivation Quantification. Methods Cell Biol. 2013;117:1-19. PubMed


Lavoie J, Hébert M, Beaulieu JM. Glycogen Synthase Kinase-3 Overexpression Replicates Electroretinogram Anomalies of Offspring at High Genetic Risk for Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder. Biol Psychiatry. 2013 Oct 16.PubMed


Gagnon M, Bergeron MJ, Lavertu G, Castonguay A, Tripathy S, Bonin RP, Perez-Sanchez J, Boudreau D, Wang B, Dumas L, Valade I, Bachand K, Jacob-Wagner M, Tardif C, Kianicka I, Isenring P, Attardo G, Coull JA, De Koninck Y. Chloride extrusion enhancers as novel therapeutics for neurological diseases. Nat Med. 2013 Oct 6.PubMed


Ferrini F, De Koninck Y. Microglia Control Neuronal Network Excitability via BDNF Signalling. Neural Plast. 2013;2013:429815. Epub 2013 Sep 5. Review. PubMed PMID: 24089642" target="_blank">PubMed


Bonin RP, De Koninck Y. Restoring ionotropic inhibition as an analgesic strategy. Neurosci Lett. 2013 Sep 27.PubMed


Mejias JF, Marsat G, Bol K, Maler L, Longtin A. Learning contrast-invariant cancellation of redundant signals in neural systems. PLoS Comput Biol. 2013 Sep;9(9):e1003180.PubMed


Zhu J, Hiltz J, Lennox RB, Schirrmacher R. Chemical modification of single walled carbon nanotubes with tetrazine-tethered gold nanoparticles via a Diels-Alder reaction. Chem Commun (Camb). 2013 Oct 8;49(87):10275-7.PubMed


Harvey-Girard E, Maler L. Dendritic SK channels convert NMDA-R dependent LTD to Burst Timing Dependent Plasticity. J Neurophysiol. 2013 Sep 18. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed


Harvey-Girard E, Maler L. Dendritic SK channels convert NMDA-R dependent LTD to Burst Timing Dependent Plasticity. J Neurophysiol. 2013 Sep 18. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed


Magnan F, Gagnon J, Fontaine FG, Boudreau D. Indium@silica core-shell nanoparticles as plasmonic enhancers of molecular luminescence in the UV region. Chem Commun (Camb). 2013 Oct 18;49(81):9299-301. PubMed


Wiseman PW. Fluctuation imaging spiced up with a piece of PIE. Biophys J. 2013 Aug 20;105(4):831.PubMed


Brandão HB, Sangji H, Pandžić E, Bechstedt S, Brouhard GJ, Wiseman PW. Measuring ligand-receptor binding kinetics and dynamics using k-space image correlation spectroscopy. Methods. 2013 Aug 9.PubMed


Lavoie J, Hébert M, Beaulieu JM. Glycogen synthase kinase-3β haploinsufficiency lengthens the circadian locomotor activity period in mice. Behav Brain Res. 2013 Sep 15;253:262-5.PubMed


Del'guidice T, Lemasson M, Etiévant A, Manta S, Magno LA, Escoffier G, Roman FS, Beaulieu JM. Dissociations between cognitive and motor effects of psychostimulants and atomoxetine in hyperactive DAT-KO mice. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2013 Aug 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed


Clarke SE, Naud R, Longtin A, Maler L. Speed-invariant encoding of looming object distance requires power law spike rate adaptation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Aug 13;110(33):13624-9.PubMed


Dehez H, Piché M, De Koninck Y. Resolution and contrast enhancement in laser scanning microscopy using dark beam imaging. Opt Express. 2013 Jul 1;21(13):15912-25.PubMed


Nagai Y, Carbajal JD, White JH, Sladek R, Grutter P, Lennox RB. An electrochemically controlled microcantilever biosensor. Langmuir. 2013 Aug 13;29(32):9951-7.PubMed


Harvey-Girard E, Maler L. Dendritic SK channels convert NMDA-R dependent LTD to Burst Timing Dependent Plasticity. J Neurophysiol. 2013 Sep 18. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed


Jun JJ, Longtin A, Maler L. Real-Time Localization of Moving Dipole Sources for Tracking Multiple Free-Swimming Weakly Electric Fish. PLoS One. 2013 Jun 21;8(6):e66596. Print 2013. PubMed


Arsenault D, Dal-Pan A, Tremblay C, Bennett DA, Guitton MJ, De Koninck Y, Tonegawa S, Calon F. PAK inactivation impairs social recognition in 3xTg-AD Mice without increasing brain deposition of tau and Aβ. J Neurosci. 2013 Jun 26;33(26):10729-40.PubMed


Parent A. Niels Stensen: a 17th century scientist with a modern view of brain organization. Can J Neurol Sci. 2013 Jul;40(4):482-92. PubMed


David LS, Schachner M, Saghatelyan A. The extracellular matrix glycoprotein tenascin-R affects adult but not developmental neurogenesis in the olfactory bulb. J Neurosci. 2013 Jun 19;33(25):10324-39.PubMed


Latapy C, Beaulieu JM. β-Arrestins in the central nervous system. Prog Mol Biol Transl Sci. 2013;118:267-95.PubMed


Rappaz B, Wiseman PW. Image correlation spectroscopy for measurements of particle densities and colocalization. Curr Protoc Cell Biol. 2013 Jun;Chapter 4:Unit 4.27.1-15.PubMed


Moore JD, Deschênes M, Furuta T, Huber D, Smear MC, Demers M, Kleinfeld D. Hierarchy of orofacial rhythms revealed through whisking and breathing. Nature. 2013 May 9;497(7448):205-10.PubMed


Doyon N, Ferrini F, Gagnon M, De Koninck Y. Treating pathological pain: is KCC2 the key to the gate? Expert Rev Neurother. 2013 May;13(5):469-71.PubMed


Thériault G, De Koninck Y, McCarthy N. Extended depth of field microscopy for rapid volumetric two-photon imaging. Opt Express. 2013 Apr 22;21(8):10095-104.PubMed

Neurophysics Program

The Neurophysics research program is the first in Canada at the interface between neurosciences, materials sciences and photonics.

The Director of the Neurophotonics Centre, Yves De Koninck, is the project leader of the Neurophysics CIHR Training Grant, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

Created in 2003, the Neurophysics group thrives towards setting new frontiers in neuroscience by:

experiment

  • bringing together scientists from highly diversified disciplines (medicine, physics, biology, chemistry…);
  • providing the highest ethical, technical and scientific standards and expertise to the students that will form the workforce of tomorrow;
  • conducting fundamental and applied research at the interface of these sciences to get a better understanding of neurons and their operation;
  • developing new biomedical characterization tools that will be minimally invasive.

Building bridges between disciplines and institutions

Progress in our understanding of neurons and their operation critically depends on our ability to improve our resolution of dynamic molecular mechanisms and on the availability of appropriate tools for real-time studies in live cells. The solution resides in using the latest advances in the fields of photonics and material sciences to develop new biomedical characterization tools that will be minimally invasive. To this aim, we established an active interdisciplinary collaboration between physicists, engineers and neuroscientists from four research centers and two universities: the Neurophotonics Centre, the Centre de recherche institut universitaire en santé mentale de Québec (CRIUSMQ, Neurosciences), the Centre d’optique, photonique et laser (COPL, Photonics) at Université Laval and the Center for the Physics of Materials (CPM, Materials Science) at McGill University.

The goal of the Neurophysics program is to provide expertise in Neuroscience research to highly qualified personnel from the fields of photonics and material sciences. This will create a new generation of scientists proficient in a wide variety of fields. These men and women will then be able to develop new tools derived from the fields of physics and chemistry and apply them to the understanding of neurobiological questions, including the study of normal and pathological brain tissue.

We are continuously seeking collaborations that would benefit expanding the frontiers in neuroscience. Please do not hesitate to contact one of our experts or our coordinator, Mario Méthot, Ph.D. for more information!

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