Affiliated with Université Laval & CERVO Research Centre

Melina Papalampropoulou-Tsiridou


 

Office Phone: 
(418) 663-5747 x4712

Lab Phone: 
(418) 663-5747 x4706



Ph.D. Student

After completing my MSc by Research in Integrative Neuroscience at the University of Edinburgh I decided to continue my studies and expand my research experience and knowledge at Université Laval. 

I start working on my research projects within YDK lab in January 2016. I changed the focus of my research from structural brain imaging (MRI) and computational genomics in psychiatric disorders (MScR thesis) to fundamental neuroscience.

During my PhD thesis I am investigating the expression pattern of Acid-Sensing Ion channels (ASICs) in mouse primary sensory neurons within lumbar Dorsal Root Ganglia (DRG) under normal and pathological conditions (induction of peripheral nerve injury using the cuff model). I am performing a combination of fluorescence in-situ hybridization (RNAscope) to target different ASICs subunits and immunohistochemistry to identify specific neuronal subpopulations.

In parallel to my PhD I am conducting an MBA focusing on Global Business.

Techniques:
Immunohistochemistry, confocal microscopy, cellular imaging, signal analysis, behavioral experiments, preclinical studies, qPCR, in-situ hybridization, single neuron morphology, in vitro experiments