Jean-Nicolas Audet, Ph.D. Candidate


Publications


Audet JN, Chudasama Y, Lefebvre L. What’s flexible in behavioral flexibility? Behav. Ecol. 2016. In revision.

Ohta Y, Soucy G, Phaneuf D, Audet JN, Gros-Louis F, Rouleau GA, Blasco H, Corcia P, Andersen PM, Nordin F, Yamashita T, Abe K, Julien JP. Sex-dependent effects of chromogranin B P413L allelic variant as disease modifier in ALS. Hum Mol Genet. 2016 Aug 30. pii: ddw304. [ahead] [pdf]

Audet JN, Ducatez S, Lefebvre L. Bajan birds pull strings: Two wild Antillean species enter the select club of string-pullers. PLoS One 2016 11: e0156112. Featured in National Geographic, ScienceDaily and Birdwatch. [pdf]

Ducatez S* / Audet JN*, Rodriguez JR, Kayello L, Lefebvre L. Innovativeness and the effects of urbanization on risk-taking behaviors in wild Barbados birds. Anim Cogn. 2016 Jun 10. [ahead] *Authors contributed equally. [pdf]

Lefebvre L, Ducatez S, Audet JN. Feeding innovations in a nested phylogeny of Emberizoidea: Thraupidae, Icteridae, Coeribinae, Barbados bullfinches and Carib grackles. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. B, 2016 Mar 19;371(1690). [pdf]

Audet JN, Ducatez S, Lefebvre L. The Town Bird and the Country Bird: problem-solving and immunocompetence vary with urbanization. Behavioral Ecology, doi: 10.1093/beheco/arv201. Featured in over 250 news including National Geographic, Scientific American, Washington Post, Times, CBC, Discovery and Audubon. [pdf]

Whitney O, Pfenning AR, Howard JT, Blatti CA, Liu F, Ward JM, Wang R, Audet JN, Kellis M, Mukherjee S, Sinha S, Hartemink AJ, West AE, Jarvis ED. Core and region enriched networks of behaviorally regulated genes and the singing genome. Science, 2014 Dec 12;346(6215). Featured in GigaScience, Scientific American, LA Times, Le Monde and many more. [pdf]

Wang R, Chen CC, Hara E, Rivas MV, Roulhac PL, Howard JT, Chakraborty M, Audet JN and Jarvis ED. Convergent differential regulation of SLIT-ROBO axon guidance genes in the brains of vocal learners. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 2014; Nov 26. doi: 10.1002/cne.23719. [pdf]

Ducatez S, Audet JN, Lefebvre L. Problem solving and learning in Carib grackles: individuals show a consistent speed-accuracy trade-off. Animal Cognition, 2014, Nov 9. (ahead of print) [pdf]

Audet JN, Ducatez S, Lefebvre L. Morphological and molecular sexing of the monochromatic Barbados bullfinch, Loxigilla barbadensis. Zoological Science, 2014, Oct;31(10):687-91. [pdf]

Ducatez S*, Audet JN*, Lefebvre L, Independent appearance of an innovative feeding behaviour in Antillean bullfinches. Anim Cognition, 2013, May;16(3):525-9. *Authors contributed equally. [pdf]

Swarup V*, Audet JN*, Phaneuf D, Kriz J, Julien JP, Abnormal regenerative responses and impaired axonal outgrowth after nerve crush in TDP-43 transgenic mouse models of ALS. J Neurosci. 2012 Dec 12;32(50):18186-95. *Authors contributed equally. [pdf]

Audet JN*, Gowing G*, Paradis R, Soucy G, Julien, JP, Ablation of proliferating cells in the CNS exacerbates motor neuron disease caused by superoxide dismutase. PLoS One, 2012, 7(4):e34932. [pdf]

Audet JN, Soucy G, Julien JP, Methylene blue administration fails to confer neuroprotection in two amyotrophic lateral sclerosis mouse models. Neuroscience, 2011, 209:136-43. [pdf]

Audet JN, Gowing G, Julien JP, Wild-type human SOD1 overexpression does not accelerate disease in mice expressing murine Sod1 G86R . Neurobiology of Disease, 2010, Oct;40(1):245-50. [pdf]

Gowing G, Lalancette-Hébert M, Audet JN, et al., Microphage colony stimulating fator (M-CSF) exacerbates ALS disease in a mouse model through altered responses of microglia exressing mutant superoxide dismutase. Experimental Neurology, 2009, 220(2):267-75. [pdf]

Gowing G*, Philips T*, Van Wijmeersch B, Audet JN, et al., Ablation of proliferating microglia does not affect motor neuron degeneration in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis caused by mutant superoxide dismutase. J. Neuroscience, 2008, 28(41):10234-44. [pdf]

Participation (acknowledgements) to 8 more articles, available on demand.

Presentations at international meetings and invited talks

Audet JN, Kayello L, Ducatez S, O'Connell LA, Jarvis ED and Lefebvre L. Differentially expressed glutamate and dopamine receptors in two sister species of wild birds with divergent problem-solving abilities. (Oral pres.) Presented in San Diego (USA) and Rimouski (Canada), 2016

Audet JN, Science in the media. (Invited speaker)
Invited speaker for a B.Sc. course “Introduction to Science”, McGill University, Montréal (Canada), 2016

Audet JN, Kayello L, Ducatez S, O'Connell LA, Jarvis ED and Lefebvre L. Differentially expressed glutamate and dopamine receptors in two sister species of wild birds with divergent problem-solving abilities. (Poster pres.) Presented in Chicago (USA), 2015 and Montevideo (Uruguay), 2016

Audet JN, Cognition aviaire: Têtes de linotte ou têtes à Papineau? (Invited speaker)
Invited speaker for an undergraduate students funding activity, Trois-Rivières University (Canada), 2016

Audet JN, Bird brains and Innovation. (Invited speaker)
Invited speaker for the course “Behavioral Ecology”, McGill University, Montréal (Canada), 2016

Audet JN, Ducatez S and Lefebvre L. The Town Bird and the Country Bird: problem-solving and immunocompetence vary with urbanization. (Oral presentation) Presented in Cairns (Australia), 2015.

Audet JN, Kayello L, Ducatez S, O'Connell LA, Jarvis ED and Lefebvre L. RNA-Seq reveals neural correlates of divergent cognitive abilities in two sister species of wild birds. (3 Poster presentations)
Presented in Washington (USA) and Montreal (Canada), 2014.

Audet JN, Ducatez S, Lefebvre L. Effects of urbanization on cognitive abilities and immunocompetence in Caribbean birds. (Oral presentation) Presented in New-York City (USA), 2014.

Audet JN, Swarup V, Julien JP. Abnormal physiological responses and delayed axonal regeneration following nerve crush in mice overexpressing normal or ALS-linked TDP-43. (4 Poster presentations)
Presented in Florence (Italy), Quebec (Canada), Sherbrooke (Canada) and Toronto (Canada), 2011

Audet JN, Gowing G, Julien JP. Wild type human SOD1 overexpression does not accelerate disease in mice expressing murine Sod1 G86R. (4 Poster presentations) Presented in San Diego (USA), and Quebec (Canada), 2010.

Audet JN, Gowing G, Paradis R, Soucy G, Julien JP. Elimination of CNS proliferating cells exacerbates amyotrophic lateral sclerosis disease caused by superoxide dismutase. (3 Poster presentations)
Presented in Chicago (USA), Toronto (Canada) and Quebec (Canada) 2009

Audet, JN. Transgenesis in mice: techniques and applications. (3 Invited speaker presentations)
Presented in Calgary (Canada) and Quebec (Canada), 2007, 2010 and 2013

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