University of Calgary

Michael Antle

  • Professor
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Currently Teaching

 F2020 - PSYC 478 - (NEUR 478) Behavioural Neuroscience
 F2020 - PSYC 702.15 - Research in Brain & Cognitive Sciences (Behavioural Neuroscience)
 F2020 - PSYC 720.8 - Seminar in Brain and Cognitive Sciences (Chronobiology)
 W2021 - PSYC 375 - Brain and Behaviour
 W2021 - PSYC 477 - (NEUR 477) Sleep and Biological Rhythms

Research Interests

In our lab, we study the mammalian circadian system. This experimental model is ideal for understanding the regulations of behavior at many different levels of analysis. The circadian clock controls easily measurable behavioral and physiological processes. We know that the circadian clock is located in the brain in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN). We know that some individual cells within the SCN contain a molecular clock that results from a transcription / translation feedback loop. By studying this elegant system, we can begin to understand how complex behaviors are regulated at the level of the brain, the cell, the genome and the molecule.

Currently, the main focus of research in the lab is geared towards understanding how the various cell-type in the circadian clock are organized. Each cell population appears to serve a specific function. We would like to undertand how these groups are wired together. Furthermore, we would like to understand the behavioral and molecular effects of the specific neurotransmitters found in these seperate cell populations.

Research Support

University of Calgary Startup Grant
University of Calgary URGC Starter Grant
NSERC Discovery Grant
Canadian Hunter Explorations Young Innovator Award
Canadian Foundation For Innovation
Alberta Science and Research Authority



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