Dr. Jaideep Bains, PhD
Professor - Medicine
Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
Hotchkiss Brain Institute
Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research and Education
Child Health & Wellness Researcher
Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute
Ph.D. Physiology, Queen's University, 1997
MSc Physiology, Queen's University, 1993
BScH Life Sciences, Queen's University, 1991
Areas of Research
Behavioral phenotyping, in vivo imaging, Optogenetics
Patch clamp electrophysiology
My research uses novel technical approaches to reveal key features of how neural circuits that regulate an organism’s internal state are also purposed to control behaviour and remember specific experiences. We use a combination of electrophysiology, behavioral analysis, functional imaging, and optogenetics to characterize how the brain decodes stress and generates distinct behaviors. Using circuit mapping approaches and behavioral analysis tools we developed, my work has linked brief stress exposure to specific coping strategies, shown that stress controllability can be used to train specific cell populations in the brain to alter innate behavior and revealed brain mechanisms responsible for the transmission and buffering of stress between individuals. We are now applying these approaches to better understand neural circuit deficits in mouse models of ASD. We have ongoing collaborations with HBI members, including Dr. Grant Gordon, Dr. Roger Thompson and Dr. Matthew Hill. We also collaborate with ACHRI members, Dr. Deborah Kurrasch and Dr. Jiami Guo.
Affiliation: Mathison Centre for Mental Health
- AHFMR Senior Medical Scholar, AHFMR. 2006
- AHFMR Medical Scholar, AHFMR. 2001
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