Welcome to the laboratory of Cerebro-Vascular Accidents and Behavioural Recovery website

The Cerebro-Vascular Accidents and Behavioural Recovery Laboratory (CVABRL) was created in 1998 by Dr Plamondon. Since its creation, 40 students have completed their honours thesis, 2 have completed their masters and 7 have completed their Ph.D. Furthermore, the CVABRL is a bilingual environment.

Our research is focusing on the study of Cerebro-Vascular Accidents (CVA). We are mainly interested inalterations of discrete brain regions affecting memory and emotional responses such as the hippocampus, the amygdala and the prefrontal cortex. We are studying the plastic and neurochemical changes in these regions following an ischemic stroke. We wish to unlock the mechanisms underlying recovery of cognitive functions following a CVA and the role of discrete peptide systems or neuroprotective agents, which promote plasticity following these lesions in order to maximize functional recovery.

For these studies, we use animal models, histological, pharmacological and molecular techniques as well as different behavioural tests.

Lab Team Members, April 2016


  • December 2017 : Congratulations to Dr. Plamondon and Nicolas who has been awared the Research Development Program grant !
  • November 2017 : Nicolas has successfully defend his Doctoral thesis proposal ! Nicolas's doctoral thesis will examine the impact of stress on women's cognition after a Myocardial Infarction. 
  • October 2017 : Congratulations to Matilda who has been awarded the UROP Recherch Scholarship !
  • September 2017: Welcome to our new graduate student Emmanuelle and good luck to Julie for her first contract as a professor !
  • August 2017: Idu has successfully defended her Doctoral Thesis! Congratulations, we are so proud of you.
  • June 2017: Congratulations to Nicolas who has been awarded a doctoral scholarship from the Fonds de recherche - Nature et Technologies (FRQNT).

Prospective Students

If you are interested in joining our laboratory as a prospective Graduate student, Honour Student, UROP, USRA - NSERC or volunteer, please consult the Join the Team section under the Members menu.

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