Deniz TopPhD

Division of Medical Genetics, Assistant Professor


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Phone: (902)494-3315
Mailing Address: 
Life Sciences Research Institute
1348 Summer Street, Rm N229
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Circadian rhythms
  • Sleep
  • Feeding
  • Learning/Memory behaviours
  • Transcriptional regulation
  • Protein Biochemistry

Research interests:

Dr. Top’s laboratory uses an innovative interdisciplinary approach, combining biochemistry, neurobiology and behavioural studies to understand how behaviour is regulated at molecular resolution in the model organism Drosophila melanogaster. In addition to understanding the fundamental mechanisms that govern behaviour, the Top lab also seeks to understand the molecular etiology of mental illness, which is estimated to affect 1 in 3 Canadians in their life time.