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The McGill University Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery and the CRN invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the field of neurodevelopmental disorders at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. For more information please go here: https://www.mcgill.ca/medicine-academic/positionsavailable
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The CRN provides training to students toward an MSc or PhD, and to postdoctoral researchers and MDs for careers in research.
Recent CRN News
Congratulations to Claire Gizowski and colleagues from the Bourque lab who have recently published a study describing a mechanism by which the central clock directly regulates a circadian behavior. Specifically, they show that the surge in water intake that precedes the sleep-period in mice relies on the activity of suprachiasmatic nucleus vasopressin (VP) neurons that project to thirst neurons in the OVLT, where VP is released as an excitatory neurotransmitter. Gizowski C, Zaelzer C and Bourque CW (2016) Clock-driven vasopressin neurotransmission mediates anticipatory thirst prior to sleep. Nature 537, 685-688. In addition to a News & Views article in the same issue of Nature, the paper was highlighted in many media outlets including this article in The Scientist Magazine: http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/47148/title/Circad....
- Congratulations to Charles Bourque for receiving the John J. Day Award of Excellence from the Québec Heart and Stroke Foundation.