Dr. Albert Wong MD, PhD
Professor
Brain and Therapeutics

Contact Info

T: (416) 535-8501 34010
Website

Location

Centre for Addiction & Mental Health
250 College St
323, Medical Sciences
Toronto, ON, M5T 1R8

Appointment Status

Primary

Albert Wong is a neuroscientist and psychiatrist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. He attended medical school at the University of Toronto, where he completed specialty training in psychiatry and a PhD in neurobiology.

Affiliations: 

Department of Pharmacology and Institute of Medical Science

Research/Teaching

Research Synopsis

Our lab is interested in disease mechanisms in mental disorders like schizophrenia, depression and PTSD. We use animal models to investigate gene x environment interactions, epigenetics, transcription and neurodevelopment. We also have human clinical samples and studies probing spatial navigation in a VR environment.

Students have the opportunity to work on a number of related projects:

(1) miR137 gene mutant mouse models - characterization of behaviour, brain development, and molecular pathology related to schizophrenia;

(2) Clinical and molecular studies of new treatments for PTSD;

(3) Heritability of DNA methylation profiles and effects on behavioural phenotype in the mouse;

(4) Virtual reality tools for assessment and treatment in psychiatry.

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