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Dr. PatriciaBoksa, PhD
Douglas Mental Health University Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd
514-761-6131 ex. 5928
Dr. Boksa is a full Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University and an associate member in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery. Dr. Boksa has been a principle investigator at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute since 1983. She is a neuroscientist conducting basic research on pregnancy and birth complications as risk factors for the later development of schizophrenia. Her research involves the use of animal models to investigate effects of various perinatal complications (i.e., birth hypoxia, Cesarean section birth, maternal infection during pregnancy) on neurodevelopmental outcomes relevant to schizophrenia. Over the years, Dr. Boksa has been continually involved with the teaching and training of students and mentoring of tenure-track academic staff in the Department of Psychiatry. Among other activities, she has served as a member of the Senate at McGill University, as chair and scientific officer on CIHR grant committees, and as president of the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology.
Graduate: PhD, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, McGill University
Boksa P. Effects of prenatal infection on brain development and behavior: a review of findings from animal models. Brain, Behavior and Immunity. 2010. (In press).
Cui K, Ashdown H, Luheshi GN, Boksa P. Effects of prenatal immune activation on hippocampal neurogenesis in the rat. Schizophrenia Research. 2009;113(2-3):288-97.
Ashdown H, Joita S, Luheshi GN, Boksa P. Acute brain cytokine responses after global birth hypoxia in the rat. J. Neurosci. Res. 2008;86(15):3401-9.
Boksa P, Zhang Y. Global birth hypoxia increases the neonatal testosterone surge in the rat. Neuroendocrinology. 2008;88(4):266-75.
Boksa P, Zhang Y. Epinephrine administration at birth prevents long-term changes in dopaminergic parameters caused by Cesarean section birth in the rat. Psychopharmacology. 2008;200(3):381-91.
Fortier M-E, Luheshi GN, Boksa P. Effects of prenatal infection on prepulse inhibition in the rat depend on the nature of the infectious agent and the stage of pregnancy. Behav. Brain Res. 2007;181:270-277.
Boksa P, Zhang Y, Amritraj A, Kar S. Birth insults involving hypoxia produce long-term increases in hippocampal [125I]insulin-like growth factor-I and -II receptor binding in the rat. Neuroscience. 2006;139:451-462.
Ashdown H, Dumont Y, Ng M, Poole S, Boksa P, Luheshi GN. The role of cytokines in mediating effects of prenatal infection on the fetus: implications for schizophrenia. Molecular Psychiatry. 2006;11(1):47-55.
Boksa P. Animal models of obstetric complications in relation to schizophrenia. Brain Research Reviews. 2004;45(1):1-17.
Boksa P, El-Khodor BF. Birth insult interacts with stress at adulthood to alter dopaminergic function in animal models: possible implications for schizophrenia and other disorders. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. 2003;27(1-2):91-101.