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Laboratory of Behavioural Neuroendocrinology
Principal Investigator(s): Galea, Liisa
Lab Address: http://www.psych.ubc.ca/~lgalea/

My laboratory is interested in how hormones affect brain and behaviour. As anyone who has gone through puberty, menopause or pregnancy can attest, hormones have a profound impact on our mind. We use a variety of tools to answer our questions. We are located in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia in beautiful Vancouver, BC. Our laboratory is associated with the Neuroscience Program at UBC and the Brain Research Centre. Students interested in graduate studies can apply through either Psychology or the Neuroscience Program.
Laboratory of Molecular and Behavioural Neuroscience
Principal Investigator(s): Winstanley, Catharine
Lab Address: http://www.winstanleylab.com/

We are interested in exploring the neural, neurochemical and molecular basis of higher-order cognitive processes such as impulse control and gambling. A better understanding of the biological mechanisms underpinning these processes will lead to new and improved treatments for psychiatric disorders such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder, personality disorders and drug addiction, all of which are associated with deficits in impulse control.
Neural Circuits and Cognition Laboratory
Principal Investigator(s): Floresco, Stan
Lab Address: http://www.psych.ubc.ca/~florescolab/

Research focuses on neural circuits that facilitate different forms of learning and cognition using rodents as a model system.
Psychoneuroendocrinology Laboratory
Principal Investigator(s): Gorzalka, Boris
Lab Address: http://gorzalkalab.psych.ubc.ca/

Our Behavioral Neuroscience research focuses on animal models of human behaviours and disorders. We investigate the influence of monoamines, endocannabinoids, steroid hormones, and stress on anxiety, depression, and sexual functioning.
Wormlab
Principal Investigator(s): Rankin, Cathy
Lab Address: http://www.psych.ubc.ca/%7Ecrankin/

Research in our laboratory in focused on behavioural, cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in learning and memory. We are currently using an invertebrate preparation, the nematode worm Caenorhabditis elegans, to examine both non-associative and associative forms of learning.
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