Julie Lefebvre, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Hospital for Sick Children
Peter Gilgan Center for Research and Learning Rm 59707
686 Bay St.
Toronto ON M5G 0A4

Phone #: 416-813-7654 ext 309248

Web Site: http://www.sickkids.ca/.../julie-lefebvre-staff-profile.html


Neural Circuit Development


Postdoctoral Fellowship:  Harvard University, Neurobiology
PhD: University of Pennsylvania, Cell & Molecular Biology
BSc: McGill University, Honours Physiology

Fields of Interest:

  • Cellular and Molecular Structure and Function

  • Genetic Models of Development and Disease


Research Interests:

Our laboratory studies how developing neurons precisely organize into neural circuits.  We study molecular and cellular mechanisms that specify neuronal wiring patterns and partners.  Using transgenic mice, genetic and viral approaches to visualize neurons, and cutting-edge microscopy, we study how these pathways govern the assembly and function of neural circuits in the brain and retina.


Accepting Rotation Students: