Marie-Sylvie Roy , B.A. , M.Sc. , Ph.D.
    Marie-Sylvie Roy

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    Career Summary

    I have been working on visual electrophysiology since my post-graduate studies. My main interest was in studying the normal as well as the abnormal development of the visual system in children using electrophysiological methods such as visual evoked potentials (VEP). I have focused mainly on a better understanding of the mechanisms subtending paediatric visual pathologies such as amblyopia and retinopathy of prematurity. Moreover, my research has also lead to new clinical testing methods for very young children.

    The current research investigations of my laboratory is devoted to the precocious identification and the visual prognosis of central visual defects due to complications associated with premature birth, such as brain hypoxia and intracranial haemorrhages, using pattern VEP. These studies aim at dissociating the two main visual pathways: the magnocellular pathway and the parvocellular pathway. As we know that each pathway has its distinct anatomical and functional characteristics, this dissociation will help to determine in very young infants the visual functions which are affected and those which are preserved following a cerebral insult (congenial, traumatic, haemorragic or neurotoxic).

    Awards and Distinctions

    • Junior 1 and 2 Clinician Research Scholar, Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec, 1993-2001.
    • Training Award, Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada and Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la nature et les technologies, 1983-1986.
    • Roger Stretch Award, excellence award in research, University of Ottawa, 1982.
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