Melissa Perreault

Assistant Professor College of Biological Science Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology Guelph, Ontario perreaum@uoguelph.ca

Bio/Research

Prof. Melissa Perreault’s passion for neuroscience research began at McMaster University, where her studies focused on opioid-dopamine interactions in obsessive-compulsive disorder. After completing a Ph.D. in Psychiatry and Behavioural Neuroscience, Perreault continued her postdoctoral studies a...

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Bio/Research

Prof. Melissa Perreault’s passion for neuroscience research began at McMaster University, where her studies focused on opioid-dopamine interactions in obsessive-compulsive disorder. After completing a Ph.D. in Psychiatry and Behavioural Neuroscience, Perreault continued her postdoctoral studies at the University of Toronto, where she examined the dopamine D1-D2 receptor complex and its role in addiction and schizophrenia.

Perreault joined the University of Guelph’s Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology in 2017. Her research involves combining cell and systems research with animal behaviour to help gain insights into the mechanisms of disease, with a particular focus on neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disease. Currently, her primary research focuses on depression, schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease, with a specific interest in understanding the mechanistic processes underlying the cognitive impairments that are associated with these disorders.


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