Elaine Waddington Lamont

  • Post Doctoral Fellow
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  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Carleton University, 03/2008-06/2011
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, McGill University, 07/2005-02/2008
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Concordia University, 01/2001-09/2005
  • Master of Arts, University of Saskatchewan, 07/1994-05/1998
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Saskatchewan, 07/1989-05/1994

Biography

Dr. Elaine Waddington Lamont was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Abizaid lab from 2008 to 2011. She is interested in the relationship between feeding and circadian rhythms. She began studying neuroscience at the University of Saskatchewan under the supervision of Dr. Larry Kokkinidis. Her master’s thesis work concerned the involvement of amygdaloid dopamine receptors in the expression of fear-potentiated startle. After completing her MA in 1998, Elaine took a position teaching English as a second language in Japan, where she was able to stay abreast of current neuroscience research by working part time as an English consultant for the National Institute of Biological and Human Sciences, Japan, assisting researchers interested in publishing in English language journals. Elaine’s personal interest in circadian rhythms led her to the Center for Studies in Behavioral Neurobiology at Concordia University, where she began her doctoral research under the supervision of Dr. Shimon Amir, studying putative circadian oscillators in the rat brain. She has had the privilege of presenting this work at a number of conferences including the First World Congress of Chronobiology in Sapporo, Japan in 2003.