Comparative Neurobiology Lab
Members of the Laberge Lab
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 LewisPhD candidate (co-supervised with A. Heyland). Genomic brain responses associated with behavioural persistence in the fire-bellied toad
Caleb AxelrodPhD candidate (co-supervised with B. Robinson). Brain morphology and phenotypic plasticity in sunfish ecotypes.
Irene Yin LiaoMSc candidate (co-supervised with N. Bernier). Indicators of chronic stress in wild fish.
Pria MahabirPhD candidate (co-supervised with N. Bernier). Neurotoxic impact of agriculture runoff on stream fish.
Matthew Brown, MSc (2018)
Determinants of conditioned prey avoidance in the fire-bellied toad, Bombina oriemtalis
Nick Edmunds, MSc (2015)
The effect of food web structure on teleost fish brain size and morphology in an aquatic ecosystem
Nicola Gallagher, MSc (2015)
The effect of overtraining on motivated behaviour in fire-bellied toads
Angela Telfer, MSc (2011)
The roles of the main olfactory and vomeronasal systems in prey detection by two terrestrial salamanders