Zack Patterson Graduates from PhD Program with University Medal

Congratulations to Dr. Zack Patterson, a long-time Abizaid lab member who recently graduated from the Neuroscience PhD program at Carleton University, being awarded the University Medal for Outstanding Graduate Work (Doctoral Level). Zack has been an integral...

Harry MacKay and Emma Murray Win Awards at YRF 2014

Two Abizaid lab members won awards at this year’s Young Researchers’ Forum at the Institute of Mental Health Research. Congratulations to Harry MacKay for his Best Basic Poster Award for “Alterations in Hypothalamic Feeding Circuitry and Leptin...

Zack Patterson Awarded Best Oral Presentation Award at Neurometabolics Club

Lab member Zack Patterson was awarded a best oral presentation award this year at the Neurometabolics Club in Montreal on May 25th. Zack’s presentation discussed the novel drug CF-801, designed by the Abizaid lab, and its ability to reduce acylated ghrelin...

Harry MacKay Designs New SfN Ottawa Logo

The Abizaid Lab’s Harry MacKay recently redesigned the Society for Neuroscience, Ottawa Chapter logo. The new logo has a more unique, modern, and colourful look. All future SfN Ottawa material will use the new...

Rim Khazall on TechGirls Canada Portraits of Strength

Lab member Rim Khazall has been featured on TechGirls Canada Portraits of Strength, highlighting accomplished women in STEM fields. “Portraits of Strength features women in STEM who have helped break barriers and achieved great things within their industry....

Abizaid Lab on CBC News

The Abizaid Lab was recently featured on CBC News, discussing obesity and a new and novel in-house developed drug designed to combat obesity and other ghrelin-related conditions by targeting the enzyme ghrelin O-acyltransferase. The video is available for viewing...

Harry MacKay on CTV Morning Live

Lab member Harry MacKay, president of the Ottawa Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience, was interviewed live on CTV Morning Live to discuss both Brain Awareness Week and the Brain and Mental Health Art Show, to be held on April 12th. Watch the video at the CTV...

Alfonso Abizaid Awarded Teaching Achievement Award

Congratulations to our PI Dr. Alfonso Abizaid for being awarded a Teaching Achievement Award! The Teaching Achievement Award is awarded to enhance the teaching of recipients and the quality of instruction at Carleton. The award is given for exceptional teaching as...

Abizaid Members Featured in Promotional Videos

Three Abizaid lab members, Emma Murray, Samantha Chin, and Alex Edwards have recently been featured in three promotional videos about neuroscience at Carleton University. Follow the links below to see what they have to say about the program: Emma Murray’s...

Abizaid Lab Featured in International Innovation

An article profiling Dr. Abizaid and the Abizaid lab, looking at our research related to ghrelin, stress, and obesity, was recently published in the magazine “International Innovation.” The article discusses the obesity epidemic, its link to stress,...