Comparative Neurobiology Lab

Members of the Laberge Lab

Fred Laberge

Dr. Laberge studied biology at Université Laval, Quebec City as an undergraduate student, then followed that up with a Master’s degree in physiology-endocrinology at the same institution. He moved on to do a PhD in zoology at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg where he worked on neurobiology of fish olfaction at DFO’s Freshwater Institute under the guidance of Dr. Toshiaki Hara. Most of his postdoctoral research was done in the lab of Prof. Gerhard Roth at the University of Bremen, Germany, where he developed expertise in comparative neuroanatomy. He joined the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Guelph in July 2008.

Vern Lewis

PhD candidate (co-supervised with A. Heyland). Brain responses associated with behavioural persistence in the fire-bellied toad

Matt Brown

MSc candidate (co-supervised with A. Heyland). Brain pathways involved in conditioned prey avoidance in the fire bellied toad

Caleb Axelrod

MSc candidate (co-supervised with B. Robinson). Brain morphology and phenotypic plasticity of pumpkinseed sunfish ecotypes.

PAST MEMBERS

Nick Edmunds, MSc (2015)

The effect of food web structure on teleost fish brain size and morphology in an aquatic ecosystem

(http://hdl.handle.net/10214/9118)

Nicola Gallagher, MSc (2015)

The effect of overtraining on motivated behaviour in fire-bellied toads

(http://hdl.handle.net/10214/9255)

Angela Telfer, MSc (2011)

The roles of the main olfactory and vomeronasal systems in prey detection by two terrestrial salamanders

(http://hdl.handle.net/10214/2983)