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We are thrilled to announce the winners of the second annual LCIF Image Contest – 2024! We’re glad to continue celebrating the stunning microscopic images produced by the remarkable research within our facility and it would not be possible without your contributions. So, a heartfelt thank you to all participants for their outstanding submissions. Here … Read more

LCIF Image CONTEST 2024- Call for Submission

Ready to showcase your science and creativity? Share that one outstanding microscopic image that made you think, ‘This is contest-worthy!’ Submit your most captivating microscope images or videos taken on any LCIF microscope for a chance to win fantastic prizes of $100, $50, and $25! Simply review the rules, provide a brief description of your … Read more

Congratulations to Dr. Maria Alejandra Llanes Cuesta on Successfully Defending her PhD Thesis!

Following her BSc in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Havana, Cuba, in 2016, Alejandra joined the Ph.D. program in the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics under the supervision of Dr. Jun-Feng Wang. There, she studied the role of the thioredoxin system in chronic corticosterone treatment-impaired neuronal differentiation and enhanced neurodegeneration, as well … Read more

Alana Lamont in her thesis defense

Congratulations, Alana Lamont: Successfully Defending Her Master’s Thesis!

Alana Lamont embarked on her Master’s journey in May 2021, under the joint mentorship of Dr. Michael Jackson and Dr. Tiina Kauppinen, following her B.Sc. (Honours)- Co-op in Genetics at U of M. Her research looked at the regulation of microglial phagocytosis in the context of amyloidopathy in Alzheimer’s disease. Specifically, she examined whether individual … Read more

First LCIF Image Contest-2023

We’re super excited to reveal the outcomes of our very first LCIF Image Contest – 2023! This contest initiates a series of annual image contests, aimed at spotlighting the awe-inspiring microscopic images born from the incredible research happening within our facility. A big thank you to everyone who contributed their fantastic work, making this contest … Read more

Prairie Neuroscientists take leadership as President and Vice President of Manitoba Neuroscience Network!

We are delighted to share that Prairieneuro’s own Dr. Tabrez Siddiqui and Dr. Mike Jackson have been elected as the new President and Vice-President of Manitoba Neuroscience Network, respectively, ushering in a new era of leadership and innovation. Following the exemplary work of MNN’s previous leadership, we are incredibly excited to have Dr. Siddiqui and … Read more

We are excited to announce the launch of prairieneuro!

Announcing the Launch of PrairieNeuro: Transforming Brain and Mental Health Research in Canada’s Prairies. We are thrilled to unveil our organization’s new name and website, formerly known as the Neuroscience Research Program at the Winnipeg Health Science Centre (HSC). PrairieNeuro represents a significant milestone in our journey as a leading regional hub for cutting-edge brain … Read more

Welcome Noushin, our LCIF imaging specialist

The LCIF is thrilled to welcome Noushin Ahmadpour as our LCIF Imaging Specialist! Noushin completed her master’s with Dr. Jillian Stobart, College of Pharmacy, University of Manitoba. Her thesis focused on calcium imaging of neurons and astrocytes in awake animals. She gained extensive expertise in multiphoton microscopy and image processing through her research using MATLAB … Read more

Ph.D. student Jarrad Perron gains recognition + awards

Congratulations to Jarrad Perron for his recent awards and recognitions! Jarrad Perron is a third-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering under the supervision of Dr. Ji Hyun Ko. His research excellence was recognized at the Manitoba Student Health Research Forum, where he was awarded the Dean of Graduate Studies Poster Award. Jarrad also … Read more