Richelle Mychasiuk

Assoc Professor

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I am an Associate Professor at the Monash University with an internationally recognized laboratory for the study of mild traumatic brain injury. The laboratory uses extensive behavioural and epigenetic techniques to examine the pathophysiological association between early experiences (e.g., TBI) and neurodevelopmental plasticity. I have been uniquely positioned to “back translate” clinical findings into animal models in order to better understand the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying concussion pathology. From 2015-2018, I was an assistant professor at the University of Calgary, Canada. I have an outstanding funding record, obtaining $1M as the principle investigator on a Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) project grant to examine the role of sleep and glymphatic clearance in recovery from mTBI. 

Education/Academic qualification

Neuroscience, PhD

Forensic Molecular Biology, Masters

Psychology, BSc

Cellular, Molecular, and Microbial Biology, BSc

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Research Output 2009 2019

Determinants of social behavior deficits and recovery after pediatric traumatic brain injury

Zamani, A., Mychasiuk, R. & Semple, B. D., 1 Apr 2019, In : Experimental Neurology. 314, p. 34-45 12 p.

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Neurobiological mechanisms underlying the sleep-pain relationship in adolescence: A review

Christensen, J., Noel, M. & Mychasiuk, R., 1 Jan 2019, In : Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. 96, p. 401-413 13 p.

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The Clinical Relevance of Behavior Testing in Animal Models of Traumatic Brain Injur

Shultz, S. R., McDonald, S., Corrigan, F., Semple, B., Salberg, S., Zamani, A., Jones, N. & Mychasiuk, R., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Neurotrauma. 73 p.

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Open Access

A Bump on the Head or Late to Bed: Behavioral and Pathophysiological Effects of Sleep Deprivation after Repetitive Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Adolescent Rats

Salberg, S., Christensen, J., Yamakawa, G. R., Lengkeek, C., Malik, H., Tabor, J., Hazari, A. & Mychasiuk, R., 15 Aug 2018, In : Journal of Neurotrauma. 35, 16, p. 1895-1905 11 p.

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