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Dr. AlainGratton, PhD
Professor


Neuroscience



Douglas Mental Health University Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd
Montreal
Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext. 3937
514-888-4461

alain.gratton@mcgill.ca



Dr. Gratton is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University. His research team is based in the Neuroscience Division of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. He specializes in the neurochemical mechanisms involved in the regulation of the physiological and behavioural responses to stressors in relation to drug addiction.


Graduate: PhD, Behavioral Neuroscience, Concordia University
Postdoctorate: Pharmacology, University of Colorado Medical School





Richardson NR, Gratton A. Changes in medial prefrontal cortical dopamine levels associated with response-contingent food reward: An electrochemical study in rat. Journal of Neuroscience. 1998; 18:9130-9138.

Sullivan RM, Gratton A. Lateralized effects of medial prefrontal cortex lesions on neuroendocrine and autonomic stress responses in rats. Journal of Neuroscience. 1999;19:2834-2840.

Brake WG, Sullivan RM, Gratton A. Perinatal distress leads to lateralized medial prefrontal cortical dopamine hypofunction in adult rats. Journal of Neuroscience. 2000;20:5538-5543.

Sullivan RM, Gratton A. Prefrontal cortical regulation of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal function in the rat and implications for psychopathology: Side matters. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2002;27:99-114.

Zhang TY, Chrétien P, Stevenson CW, Meaney MJ, Gratton A. Influence of naturally-occuring variations in maternal care on prepulse inhibition of acoustic startle and the medial prefrontal cortical dopamine response to stress in adult rats. Journal of Neuroscience. 2005;25:1493-1502.

Stevenson C, Gratton A. Basolateral amygdala modulation of the nucleus accumbens dopamine response to stress: role of medial prefrontal cortical dopamine. European Journal of Neuroscience, 2003;17:1287-1295.

Gratton A, Sullivan RM. Role of the prefrontal cortex in stress responsivity. In: Steckler T, Kalin N, Reul JMHM, editors. Handbook of stress and the brain. Part 1: the neurobiology of stress. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science; 2005. Vol. 15, pp. 807-818.

Juarez I, Gratton A, Flores G . Ontogeny of altered dendritic morphology in the rat prefrontal cortex, hippocampus and nucleus accumbens following Caesarean delivery and birth anoxia. Journal of Comparative Neurology. 2008;507:1734-1747.

Stevenson C, Gratton A. Basolateral amygdala modulation of the nucleus accumbens dopamine response to stress: role of medial prefrontal cortical dopamine. European Journal of Neuroscience. 2003;17:1287-1295.

Richardson NR, Gratton A. Changes in nucleus accumbens dopamine transmission associated with fixed- and variable-time schedule-induced feeding. European Journal of Neuroscience. 2008;27:2714-2723.