University of Guelph researchers are the first to discover that adolescents react differently to ecigarette vapour than adults. Led by Prof. Jibran Khokhar, Department of Biomedical Science in U of G’s Ontario Veterinary College, the rodent-based research measured behavioural responses related to vaping.
National Science and Engineering Research Council: Alliance Grant
The Khokhar lab was successful in receiving the Alliance grant ($142,784) from the National Science and Engineering Research Council. This grant aims to test novel cannabis-derived compounds in rodents models of cannabis toxicity toward reducing cannabis-induced toxicosis in pets.
July 2020 - June 2022
Canadian Institutes of Health Research: Vaping Catalyst Grant
The Khokhar lab received the Vaping Catalyst grant ($99,990) from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The goal of this grant is to compare the developmental differences in the rewarding effects of JUUL e-cigarette vapour in adult and adolescent rats, as well as the neural correlates of these difference.
July 2020 - June 2021
Abanoub Rizk Awarded Second Place at the Western Student Research Conference 2019
MP Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, toured the research lab of Professor Jibran Khokhar, who will be establishing a neuroscience laboratory to study addiction and mental illness. MP Longfield celebrated research investments through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF).