Affiliated with Université Laval & CERVO Research Centre

Yves De Koninck laboratory - Neuroscience research laboratory at Université Laval

  • YDK lab 2022 Left to right: Sanggon Kim, Feng Wang, Iason Keramidis, Jonathan Damblon, Reza Hazrati, Johanna Alonso, Samuel Ferland, Orlane Rossignol, Geneviève Brindle, Yves De Koninck, Dominique Isabel, Louis-Étienne Lorenzo, Einer Munoz-Pino, Jacqueline Turmel, Mohamad Feshki

  • YDK lab 2021
    Left to right: Jonathan Damblon, Reza Hazrati, Feng Wang, Sahara Khademullah, Sanggon Kim, Louis-Étienne Lorenzo, Orlane Rossignol, Isabel St-Amour, Geneviève Brindle, Cyril Bories, Johanna Alonso, Samuel Ferland, Dominique Isabel, Olivier Tsiakaka, Annie Castonguay and Yves De Koninck.

  • Winners of the 2018 Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering: Daniel Côté, Yves De Koninck, Michel Piché, Younès Messaddeq, Benoit Gosselin and Réal Vallée.

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Research in the Yves De Koninck laboratory – YDK lab – aims to understand normal and altered transmission of signals between neurons (synaptic transmission). The YDK lab uses and develops state-of-the-art imaging, electrophysiological and computational approaches to better understand the brain and nervous system.  Our research has provided insight in the mechanisms underlying chronic pain, drug dependence, epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease and cognitive decline associated with aging, and led to the identification of drug targets to treat these disorders.