University of Saskatchewan - College of Graduate Studies and Research

College of Graduate Studies and Research
Room C180 Administration Building, 105 Administration Place
Saskatoon, SK
Canada S7N 5A2

Biological Psychiatry

Program Information
Faculty: College of Graduate Studies and Research
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Psychiatry
Description Extensive facilities exist to support basic and clinical research in psychiatric and neurological disorders. The current research areas include: study of the mechanisms of and potential treatments for neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's Diseases, and acute neurological conditions such as stroke and ischemia; search for neurotrophic factors involved in neuronal protection, survival and rescue; molecular biological studies on neurotrophic factors, enzymes and receptors; gene regulation of monoamine synthesizing and catabolizing enzymes; investigations on biological markers and of the correlations between mood or behavior and the levels of neurochemicals in body fluids; clinical studies on the effects of psychiatric drugs on neurotransmitters and metabolites; studies of signal transduction mechanisms of a variety of CNS transmitters and modulators; mapping of the distribution of biogenic amines using selective lesions, drugs and ligand binding; studies of the enzymes involved in synthesis and catabolism of neuroactive compounds.
Website: Biological Psychiatry at University of Saskatchewan - College of Graduate Studies and Research
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Last Updated: August 21, 2012