Neurofutures Conference 2017

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The 2017 Neurofutures conference was held at UBC. It was a great opportunity to learn about the latest neuroscience technologies and tools – fluorescent probes, tissue clearing and imaging, expansion microscopy techniques, synthetic protein engineering, and more. The 3rd day was a hands-on workshop on many of the methods that were presented, and…

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Undergraduation 2017

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Massive turnover in the Snyder Lab this year! In one week alone we had JD, Jerry, Delane and Erin graduate. Not that they all are leaving at this exact instant (“Got my degree, screw you guys I’m outta here!”), but soon. Soon you will also see the fruits of their…

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SFN 2017 Abstracts

This year’s SFN abstracts, for your anticipatory pleasure! INTERACTIONS BETWEEN ADULT-BORN AND DEVELOPMENTALLY-BORN NEURONS DURING LEARNING Alyssa Ash, Jack Clemans-Gibbon, Timothy O’Leary, Erin Chahley, Desiree Seib, Jason Snyder One feature that sets the dentate gyrus (DG) of the hippocampus apart from other regions of the brain is its ability to produce…

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Lab Portrait March in May

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Beginning of summer is a good time to get everyone together. Exams are finished. Some have more time to contribute, some move on to new phases of their careers, and new faces arrive. And I now have a compact tripod that fits in my bike bag, which means we can take lab…

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SFN 2016 Abstracts (5 of em!)

The Snyder lab, along with collaborators in the Psychology Department at UBC, will be presenting FIVE posters at SFN this year! Here they are, in order of how hard it was for me to find them on my hard drive, email etc. EARLY SURVIVAL AND DELAYED DEATH OF DEVELOPMENTALLY-BORN DENTATE…

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Retroviral labelling and modulation of new neurons


Retroviruses can infect actively dividing neural progenitor cells in the hippocampus and spare non-dividing cells such as mature neurons. With this tool we can selectively label newly born neurons. We can infect neuronal precursor cells at various stages in development and look at a neuron’s morphology at certain ages. This…

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