Alexia Gene spent her early adulthood in Guelph Ontario, where she earned an Honors Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a Minor in Neuroscience at the University of Guelph. During the last 2 years of her undergraduate career, she utilized a behavioral rodent model approach to study the effects of a novel endocannabinoid signaling lipid on anticipatory nausea and opiate addiction. With a profound interest to understand the pathology of disease at a cellular and molecular level, she eagerly joined the Bowie Lab in the Summer of 2019 to research Fragile X Syndrome.
Rock EM, Ayoub SM, Limebeer CL, Gene A, Wills KL, DeVuono MV, Smoum R, Di Marzo V, Lichtman AH, Mechoulam R, Parker LA. Acute naloxone-precipitated morphine withdrawal elicits nausea-like somatic behaviors in rats in a manner suppressed by N-oleoylglycine. Psychopharmacology. 2019 Nov 11.