Roger J. Thompson

Professor

Cell Biology and Anatomy

Clinical Neurosciences

Full Member

Hotchkiss Brain Institute

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)


Contact information

Phone

Office: 403.210.6312

Web presence

Pannexinexus

Location

Office: HSC2105

Research and teaching

Research areas

  • Stroke
  • Stress

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.


Publications

PubMed