Spencer is a PhD candidate in the lab who currently holds a CIHR Doctoral Research Award. He completed his undergraduate training at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada, where he stayed to complete a master’s degree under the supervision of Dr. Alastair Ferguson. During this time, Spencer learned patch clamp electrophysiology to study the neuronal effects of peptides in the hypothalamus. Spencer is now interested in how social interactions influence stress at the synaptic level. Currently, he is investigating the neural circuits and cellular mechanisms that underlie social buffering of stress-induced synaptic plasticity.
Check out a full list of Spencer’s publications here.
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