G. Campbell (Cam) Teskey

Professor

Cell Biology and Anatomy

Full Member

Hotchkiss Brain Institute

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)


Contact information

Phone

Office: 403.22.4962

Web presence

Website

Location

Office : HSC2103

Research and teaching

Research areas

  • Epilepsy
  • Stress

Research activities

My research program focuses on two independent but related fields of research that have both basic (curiosity driven) and applied (health sciences) aspects to them:

Epilepsy & Seizure Disorders

The Neurobiology of Motor Maps

My work uses animal models of diseases. We have discovered that following a seizure the arterioles in the area of the brain involved with the seizure constrict leading to a oxygen deficit that lasts for about an hour. This hypoxic event causes behavioural dysfunction. We have determined some of the mechanisms underlying this phenomenon but more work needs to be done.

I measure animal behaviour using a variety of assessment techniques (e.g. open field, single pellet reaching task, pasta matrix task, elevated plus maze, cylinder task, and ladder task). I also use behavioural experience (skilled-reaching, wheel running, enriched environments) to understand how the brain changes. I employ electrophysiological (patch-clamping, Intracortical microstimulation, EEG, evoked potentials, multi- and single-unit activity), and pharmacological (systemic and focal infusions) techniques to elucidate the underlying mechanisms. In collaboration with a number of colleagues I have also examined alterations in neural and glial cell anatomy at the cellular, ultrastructural and molecular/genetic levels.


Publications

PubMed