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Melissa Perreault

Associate Professor

University of Guelph

Discovery (Biological & Genetic Mechanisms)

Dr. Perreault is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Guelph and is a member of the College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists in the Royal Society of Canada. She acquired her PhD in behavioural neuroscience from McMaster University followed by additional training as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Toronto. The primary research goal of Dr. Perreault’s preclinical program is to determine how neuronal network communication is impaired in neuropsychiatric disorders using rodent models, and to elucidate the molecular and cellular mechanisms responsible for the network disruption. A common theme in her research is the study of sexual dimorphisms. Dr. Perreault is a citizen of the Métis Nation of Ontario and is descended from the historic Métis Community of the Mattawa/Ottawa River. She works to promote Indigenous initiatives and equity, diversity, and inclusion at institutional, national, and international levels.

Area of Research Expertise
Autism spectrum disorders; Depression; Schizophrenia; Neuronal oscillations; GSK-3