Stress and neurovascular health
The blood-brain barrier (BBB) represents the ultimate frontier between the brain and deleterious peripheral immune signals. We combine molecular, morphological, functional and behavioral techniques to decipher the role of BBB function and metabolism in the development of depression.
Depression as a whole body response
Role of the immune system and microbiome on cardiovascular health and the development of mood disorders will be investigated in the context of the Sentinel North Research Chair. These studies will be perform in collaboration with researchers and clinicians involved in the Sentinel North initiative.