Ciernia Lab News

Check out the Ciernia Lab YouTube Video shorts! And Olivia Sullivan’s 3 Minute Thesis Presentation!

We are excited for our new Co-PI funded project on the influence of ApoE and sex on neuroinflammation in Alzheimer’s Disease with Dr. Liisa Galea! Thank you to the CBH for the Dawn Shaw Alzheimer’s disease research award!

Congratulations to Jenn Kim on receiving the UBC Neuroscience Four Year Graduate Fellowship!!!

Congratulations to Laura Meleady for being one of the winners of the 2020 Astell Awards for her work promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion!!

Congratulations to undergraduate student Jessie Chai on receiving a scholarship from the Vancouver Korean-Canadian Scholarship Foundation!

Check out the inaugural issue of Neuropsyched! A graduate student run Neuroscience communication platform by trainees for trainees. Dr. Ciernia is featured in the Scientist Spotlight!


Congratulations to Jennifer Kim on receiving a CONP fellowship!!


We are so excited to get back into the lab – with new safety protocols, social distancing and a batch of home-made masks. Thanks to my two Aunts-in-Laws for sewing and mailing us some amazing masks!


Ciernia lab received a DMCBH KickStart Award to examine how LPS moves through the blood and potentially into the brain using live, whole animal imaging!


Check out the new paper from Dr. Ciernia (the last one from her postdoc at UC Davis)! And the corresponding feature article in Science in the City.


Congratulations to Megan Rowland on a postdoctoral award from DMCBH!!!

Congratulations to undergraduate student Brianna Bristow on a UBC Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Award to work in the lab over the summer!!!

Congratulations to graduate student Jennifer Kim on receiving a DMCBH Graduate Student Award!!!

Congratulations to Laura Meleady on an NSERC CGS-M Scholarship for 2020-2021!!!!

Congratulations to undergraduate student Laura Meleady on receiving a summer NSERC URSA!!


Check out Dr. Ciernia’s latest talk at the Neuropsychiatry Grand Rounds at UBC.


We are incredibly grateful to the SickKids Foundation and CIHR for our new grant to study chromatin remodeling in brain development and Autism Spectrum Disorders!

Check out the DMCBH press release on this project!


Ciernia Lab Featured in Spectrum News


Check out Dr. Ciernia’s newest paper, out this week in Cerebral Cortex!!!!!! The analysis code is up on her githup.


Dr. Ciernia received a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair for Understanding Gene Regulation in the Brain!!!


The Ciernia lab will open at UBC in July 2019!

Microglia (red), neurons (green), and astrocytes (cyan) in mouse cortex.