Happy Holidays from the Weinberg Lab!

Undergraduate students Cecilia Fung (left) and Kiran Ubi (right) pose with the Weinberg Lab ornament, which they created from miscellaneous lab supplies for the Life Science Institute’s annual holiday tree trimming party!

Happy Holidays from the Weinberg Lab!


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Weinberg Lab presents at UBC Neuroscience Extravaganza

Neuroscience Extravaganza is an annual poster event and competition for neuroscience trainees and postdoctoral fellows at the University of British Columbia.

Undergraduate Lily Takeuchi presented her poster on “Effects of prenatal alcohol exposure and chronic mild stress on depressive-like behaviour,” work she completed as part of a project for the Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference hosted at UBC.


Photo Oct 29, 2 34 26 PMMaster’s student Sam Baglot describes her work on maternal observation & early-life adversity to fellow participants at this year’s extravaganza.

Photo Oct 29, 2 37 16 PMPhD candidate Parker Holman presented his work on social and non-social recognition memory following prenatal alcohol exposure and/or early-life adversity.

New Publication Chosen as a Featured Article in American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology

We were excited to find out that a recently published manuscript from the Weinberg Lab and collaborators has been selected as a featured article! Click the citation below to check out the paper and learn more!

Ngai YF, Sulistyoningrum DC, O’Neill R, Innis SM, Weinberg J, Devlin AM. (2015). Prenatal alcohol exposure alters methyl metabolism and programs serotonin transporter and glucocorticoid receptor expression in brain. American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. 304(4):613-22.


Charlis Raineki presents new research at annual FACE Meeting in Ottawa


Dr. Charlis Raineki, Research Associate in the lab, recently presented his work, “Unique and interactive effects of prenatal alcohol exposure and early-life adversity: Focus on mental health” at the 16th annual meeting of the Fetal Alcohol Canadian Expertise (FACE) Research Network in Ottawa, Ontario. The focus of this research involved combining rodent models of prenatal alcohol exposure and early-life adversity to examine the unique and interactive effects of these insults on offspring. The work presented included contributions from several members of the Weinberg lab, including Sam Baglot, Tammy Bodnar & Parker Holman.

Source of funding: Canadian Foundation on Fetal Alcohol Research (CFFAR); NIH/NIAAA; NeuroDevNet


David Mak – Highly Commended Entrant in The Undergraduate Awards

David - HeadshotDavid Mak, a current medical student at UBC and honours physiology student in the Weinberg lab from 2014 – 2015 submitted his thesis to The Undergraduate Awards, an international academic awards program open to final year undergraduate students. David’s thesis was identified as a Highly Commended Entrant. He has made the shortlist of awardees in a pool of over 5,000 submissions and is invited to attend the up-coming Undergraduate Awards Global Summit in Dublin, Ireland! The winner in each category will be announced on September 23rd and we’re wishing him the best of luck!