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Dr. Roger J. Thompson


Associate Professor

(403) 210-6312

Office: HSC 2105
Lab: HSC 2042

3330 Hospital Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N1

Research Activities: 

Dr. Thompson's lab is focussed on understanding the mechanisms of neuronal death during neurodegenerative diseases and the fundamentals of synaptic plasticity. They currently focus on a novel mechanism of signalling by the NMDA receptor, its so-called metabotropic role. Additionally, the lab uses state of the art electrophysiology, imaging, and molecular biology techniques to elucidate the diverse neuronal and synaptic roles played by an ion channel, pannexin-1 in cell death and plasticity.

Research Interests: 

Selected publications on PubMed: Click here

  • B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)
  • Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)