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Yves De Koninck
(418) 663-5747
(418) 663-8756

2601 Chemin de la Canardière
Office F - 6500
Québec - QC - G1J 2G3

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Yves De Koninck, Ph.D.

Studies nervous signal transmission using state of the art techniques with the aim of alleviating chronic pain

Director | Neurophotonics Center
Project Leader | Canadian Neurophotonics Platform

Professor of Psychiatry & Neuroscience - Université Laval

Scientific Director, CERVO Brain Research Centre

Director of Research of the  Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux (CIUSSS) de la Capitale-Nationale

Director, Neurophotonics Centre

Founder - Quebec Pain Research Network

Yves de Koninck studies the the physiological, pharmacological and anatomical bases of the transmission of signals between neurons.  His recent research interests include:

  • The integration of sensory signals in the spinal cord and the brain, and in particular the cellular changes associated with the development of chronic pain and other pathological conditions of the central nervous system.
  • Mathematical modeling of the functions of neurons.
  • The development of new imaging techniques to study the neuronal function.  
  • Changes in synaptic physiology during aging.  

His team uses a wide array of approaches, including electrophysiological recording in vivo (micro-optrodes) and in vitro (patch clamp in slices), multiphoton and other non-linear imaging techniques, time-resolved fluorescence microscopy, in vivo optogenetics, tissue-based biochemical analysis, neural tracing and immunocytochemistry, and computational approaches.

Learn more about Dr De Koninck's research interests on his research profile on the CERVO Brain Research Centre website