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Cabana, Thérèse

Full Professor


  • Telephone 514-343-7564 Pav. PAVILLON MARIE-VICTORIN \ Ext. E-142
Cabana, Thérèse

Research expertise

The underlying reasons for studying motor system development in mammals are that:
  • mammals execute highly complex movements and motor control by the nervous system is equally complex;
  • knowing how motor systems develop enhances our understanding of adult functions and theur responses to injury and degeneration.

Areas of expertise


  • Lemieux, M, T. Cabana, J.-F Pflieger. 2010. Distribution of the neuronal gap junction protein Connexin36 in the spinal cord enlargements of developing and adult opossums, Monodelphis domestica. Brain Beh Evol, 75: 23-32.
  • Barthélemy, D., T. Cabana. 2005. Postnatal development of limb motor innervation in the opossum Monodelphis domestica: immunohistochemical localization of acetylcholine. Development Brain Research, 155: 87-98.
  • Lamoureux, S., J. Gingras, T. Cabana. 2005. Myelinogenesis in the brachial and lumbosacral enlargements of the spinal cord of the opossum Monodelphis domestica. Brain Beh Evol., 65: 143-156.
  • T. Cabana. 2000. The development of mammalian motor systems : the opossum Monodelphis domestica as a model Brain Res. Bull., 53: 615-626.
  • Gingras, J., T. Cabana. 1999. Synaptogenesis in the brachial and lumbosacral enlargements of the spinal cord in the opossum, Monodelphis domestica. J. Comp. Neurol., 414: 551-560.
  • Leblond, H., T. Cabana. 1997. Myelination of the ventral and dorsal roots of the C8 and L4 segments of the spinal cord at different stages of development of the opossum, Monodelphis domestica. J. Comp. Neurol., 386: 203-216.
  • Pflieger, J.F., G. Cassidy, T. Cabana. 1996. Development of spontaneous locomotor behaviors in the opossum, Monodelphis domestica. Behavioural Brain Research, 80: 137-143.
  • Pflieger, J.F., T. Cabana. 1996. The vestibular primary afferents and the vestibulospinal projections in the developing and adult opossum, Monodelphis domestica. Anatomy and Embryology, 194: 75-88.

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