The role of genetic factors in the regulation of inflammation in schizophrenia

David’s research looks at the neurobehavioural effects of acute and chronic cannabis in genetically altered mice and whether cannabis may be harmful, beneficial or both for individuals who are genetically predisposed to schizophrenia.

This research looks at the effects of chronic cannabis on neuroinflammation in the mouse brain, which is part of a larger focus within Cyndi Shannon-Weickert’s lab on neuroinflammatory markers in schizophrenia.