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Job Opportunities

After 25 years at UBC the laboratory of behavioural neuroendocrinology (Galea Lab) has made the move to CAMH in Toronto and are looking for hardworking individuals to join our team. Our lab is interested in how hormones affect the brain and behaviour. As anyone who has gone through puberty, menopause, or pregnancy can attest, hormones have a profound impact on both our bodies and minds; yet very few studies examine how sex or sex hormones affect the brain. Our lab is dedicated to studying women's brain health as well as examining whether or not sex plays a role in our research and offers a diverse range of research areas, that you can read about here!
 

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Undergraduate Opportunities

We are no longer looking for undergraduate students in the lab. We are processing a very large number of applications, so if you have applied for an undergraduate position the in lab, please give us up to a month to get back to you. We may have a position open up in the future and will post any potential job openings here. If you would be interested in writing an honors thesis or looking for a research opportunity for course credit, please don't hesitate to contact us then! We are affiliated with the University of Toronto and our research may be of interest to students in Neuroscience, Biology, Medical Sciences, Psychology, Psychiatry, etc. 

 

See below for a list of projects that might need undergraduate support:

  • Investigating the role of a Western diet and sex on normal aging and in the development of Alzheimer's disease. Explores Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and a GLP-1 and estradiol conjugate as a potential treatment option to mitigate the negative effects of western diet consumption on brain and metabolic health.

  • Understanding the influence of sex and APOE genotype on hippocampal plasticity and cognition.

  • Characterizing sex differences in the neurons recruited during depression and examining the effects of chronic stress on these circuits. Using DREADDs to inhibit these neurons and mFISH to examine neuron type and activity.

  • Using a rodent model of postpartum depression (PPD) to probe the effects of immune signaling in antidepressant efficacy and how maternal treatment impacts offspring stress resiliency.

If you are interested, please email us with a short description of your interests and a copy of your resume to galeamanager@gmail.com with the subject line “Undergraduate opportunities” or fill out the form below.

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