October 2020

Big changes are coming…

September 2020

Research – I’m enjoying collecting some real-time brain waves with our Doric Fiber-Photometry system.


August 2020

New publication – Read my commentary in EBioMedicine “Is loss of perineuronal nets a critical pathological event in Alzheimer’s disease?”

PNN Microglia and amyloid (1) (1)

July 2020

Research – I’m back (in the lab) baby!

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May 2020

Research – I have recently found myself staring fondly at pictures of neurons…

In the media – I was interviewed for this piece in the New York Times

April 2020

Research – The lab is currently ‘paused’ due to COVID-19.

New publication with colleagues from Melbourne-based institutes – Loughman, A., Quinn, T., Nation, M. L., Reichelt, A., Moore, R. J., Van, T. T. H., … & Tang, M. L. (2020). Infant microbiota in colic: predictive associations with problem crying and subsequent child behavior. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, 1-11.

In the media

How social distancing and isolation is changing your eating habits 

March 2020


New publication – Lowe, C.J., Morton, J.B. & Reichelt, A.C. (2020) Adolescent obesity and dietary decision making—a brain-health perspective The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health 


In the media –


Science communication

I presented as a keynote speaker on how diet impacts brain function at the Exercise is Medicine Symposium at Western University.

February 2020

I spent February working in the lab, writing papers and wrapping up some experiments… Good times all round!

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January 2020

Science communication

Listen to my interview on CBC Radio ‘Here and Now’ Toronto with Gill Deacon: The teen brain on junk food.

Read my article in The Conversation (English/French) explaining the neuroscience behind how a night of merriment and alcohol can cause ‘Hangxiety’ the morning after.

December 2019

Science communication

Read my article in The Conversation (English/French) explaining how junk foods are particularly bad for the developing teen brain:


New publicationReichelt, A.C., Collett, J. C., Landmann, O. and Hallam, K.T. (2019) Assessing the Impacts of Cannabis versus Alcohol and Methamphetamines on Young Australians in Youth AOD Treatment. BMC Psychiatry

November 2019

Science communication

Read my article in The Conversation (English/French) explaining the science behind why we love sugary foods so much.


New publication – Bodden, C., Hannan, A.J. and Reichelt, A.C. Diet-Induced Modification of the Sperm Epigenome Programs Metabolism and Behavior. Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism


October 2019


New publication – Pham, X., Wright, D.K., Atapour, N., Chan, J. M-H, Watkins, K.J., Worthy, K.L., Rosa, M.G.P.R., Reichelt, A.C., Reser, D.H. (2019) Internal subdivisions of the marmoset claustrum complex: Identification by myeloarchitectural features and high field strength imaging. Frontiers in Neuroanatomy