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November 2nd, 2022

November 2, 2022
4:00pm – 5:00pm

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Open for November 2, 2022

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Our Research Forums feature new results, ideas, and projects from our members’ labs. This edition will feature the TACC trainees, as they present their research projects to the TACC community.

Our next TACC Research Forum will feature five TACC student members:


Xuming Yin

Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Cellular & Molecular Medicine, University of Ottawa

Dr. Xuming Yin is a post-doctoral fellow in Dr. Simon Chen’s Lab at the University of Ottawa. His study focuses on the role of noradrenaline in motor learning in the mouse model of autism. His research interest is to elucidate the mechanisms by which neural circuits are affected through learning during the formation of new motor memories in the awake brain in the model of autism.

Title:  Delayed motor learning in a 16p11.2 deletion mouse model of autism is rescued by locus coeruleus activation


Maria Isabel Carreno Munoz

Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Neurosciences, Université de Montréal

Dr. Maria Isabel Carreno Munoz is a computational neuroscientist interested in brain circuits dynamics. Her postdoctoral project at CHU Sainte Justine aims at dissecting the cellular and network alterations underlying sensory-related EEG patterns in neurodevelopmental disorders. Her postdoctoral fellowship is codirected by Dr Graziella Di Cristo and Dr Sarah Lippé, allowing her to apply a translational approach using mouse models and patients.

Title: Role of GABAergic circuits in the generation of sensory processing dysregulations in SYNGAP1 haploinsufficiency


Lisane Moses

Masters Student
Department of Psychology, Université de Montréal

Lisane is a Master’s student in psychology at the Université de Montréal who is interested in neurodevelopmental disorders and more specifically, Autism Spectrum Disorder. She is very interested in dyadic relationships, especially during social interaction. Her thesis project focuses on the mathematical modeling of behavior during social interaction in a child psychiatric population.

Title: Computational phenotype of social interaction in psychopathological development


Kyle Reid

Masters Student
Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta

Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Kyle completed a BSc Honors degree majoring in Immunology and Infection from the University of Alberta in Spring 2020 before starting a MSc later that year. The focus of his MSc has been on screening and early detection of autism spectrum disorders in young children. For Kyle, this research has been motivated by his experiences growing up with his older brother who is on the autism spectrum and lives with many other mental health issues.

Title: Predicting Autism Spectrum Disorders in Infant Siblings using Machine Learning Classifiers Built Using 12-Month Data


Alexia Ostrolenk

PhD Student
Department of Psychiatry, Université de Montréal

Alexia Ostrolenk is a PhD Candidate in Psychiatric Science at Université de Montréal under the supervision of Dr Laurent Mottron. She studies hyperlexia, reading acquisition and the development of language in autistic children. Alexia is also very interested in science communication and knowledge translation.

Title: Prevalence and development of the early interest in written material in a representative population of autistic and non-autistic preschoolers