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!

New Book Chapter – “Of mice and wo/men: transdisciplinarity in the laboratory”

Check out our chapter “Of mice and wo/men: transdisciplinarity in the laboratory” in the recently published book Transforming Addiction: Gender, Trauma & Transdisciplinarity. This collaborative effort between Dr. Joanne Weinberg, Vivian Lam, Dr. Ni Lan, former lab member Dr. Kristina Uban and collaborator Dr. Travis Baker was compiled as part of a project for Intersections of Mental Health Perspectives in Addiction Research Training (IMPART).