The Hotchkiss Brain Institute
Healthy Brains for Better Lives
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.
Selected publications on PubMed: Click here