- Research Program Mentor
PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate
Neuroscience, neuropsychopharmacology, mental health disorders
Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.
Does cannabis have therapeutic effects for bipolar disorder?
In this project, you will learn about the underlying molecular deficits in bipolar disorder and how their symptoms manifest. You will then combine your knowledge of current treatments for bipolar disorder patients as well as the pharmacological mechanisms of cannabis to see whether it could either alleviate or worsen some of these patients' symptoms.
Developing more personalized treatments for depression
Using a range of neuroscience methodologies, you will learn why some patients respond better to certain medications/treatments than others and how we can predict that in advance