Comparative Neurobiology Lab

Welcome to the Comparative Neurobiology Lab at the University of Guelph. Lab leader is Dr. Frédéric Laberge. We are interested in how the brain organizes behaviour, particularly in amphibians and fishes. The research involves studies of brain anatomy and function as well as experimental investigations of animal behaviour. Focal points of the research are anatomy of the brain regions involved in behavioural control, olfactory-related behaviours and learning studies. The methods used range from tract tracing of neuronal pathways to multi-channel extracellular electrophysiology. The ultimate goal of this research is to create a basic model of how the vertebrate brain works as a system.