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    Science Communication Work

     

    Papers in review/preparation

    • Tsang, B., Ren, G., McKinnon, N. Middle Cerebral Artery Occlusion (MCAO) in mice: A detailed description of methodology and guidance on post-operative care in a rodent model of ischemic stroke. In review: Heliyon.
    • Tsang, B*., Venditti, V., Javier, C., Syed, O., Gerlai, R. Discussion on why zebrafish rearing conditions matter,and an example for their standardization. In review: Zebrafish.

    Published Papers *independent conceptualization & design

    (Current h-index: 8)
     

    1. Syed, O., Tsang, B. Managing expectations with psychedelic microdosing.  npj Mental Health Research (2023).

     

    2. Syed, O., Tsang, B., Petranker, R., Gerlai, R. Maternal Psychedelic Use: The Potential of Zebrafish Models for Safety Profiling. In review: Trends in Pharmacological Science (2023). IF. 17.6

     

    3. Syed, O., Tsang, B., Gerlai, R. The Zebrafish for Preclinical Psilocybin Research. In review: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews. IF. 9.0

     

    4. Tsang, B*., Venditti, V., Javier, C., Gerlai, R. The Ram cichlid (Microgeophagus ramirezi) learns an associative task: A new fish species for memory research. Scientific Reports (2023). IF. 4.9

     

    5. Shishis, S., Tsang, B*., Ren, J.G., Gerlai, R. Effects of Different Handling Methods on the Behavior of Adult Zebrafish. Physiology & Behavior (2023). IF: 3.7

     

    6. Tsang, B*., Gerlai, R. Perspective on the use of common aquarium plants as an enrichment strategy in zebrafish housing and breeding tanks. Zebrafish (2022). Journal Cover. IF: 2.2
     

    7. Shishis, S., Tsang, B., Gerlai, R. The effect of fish density and tank size on the behavior of zebrafish: A systematic analysis. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience (2022). IF: 3.6
     

    8. Tsang, B*., Gerlai, R. Researchers versus animal support and regulatory staff: Symbiosis or Antagonism? Laboratory Animal Research (2022).
     

    9. Abozaid, A., Hung, J., Tsang, B*., Motlana, K., Al-Ani, R., Gerlai, R. Behavioural effects of acute ethanol in larval zebrafish (Danio rerio) depend on genotype and volume of experimental well. Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry (2021). IF: 5.2

    10. Abozaid, A., Tsang, B*., Gerlai, R. The effects of small but abrupt change in temperature on the behavior of larval zebrafish. Physiology & Behavior (2020). IF: 3.7

    11. Paul, I., Tsang, B*., Gerlai, R. Short exposure to moderate concentration of alcohol during embryonic development does not alter gross morphology in zebrafish. Zebrafish (2020). IF: 2.2

    12. Suresh, S., Abozaid, A., Tsang, B*., Gerlai, R. Exposure of parents to alcohol alters behavior of offspring in zebrafish. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry (2020). IF: 5.2

    13. Abozaid, A., Trzuskot, L., Najmi, Z., Paul, I., Tsang, B*., Gerlai, R. Developmental stage dependent effects of embryonic alcohol exposure on the behavior of zebrafish larvae: A strain comparison study. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry (2019). IF: 5.2

    14. Tsang, B*., Ansari, R., Gerlai, R. Dose dependent behavioural effects of acute alcohol administration in zebrafish fry. Pharmacology, Biochemistry & Behavior (Special Issue: Advancing Behavioral Neuroscience) (2019). IF: 3.7

    15. Facciol, A., Tsang, B., Gerlai, R. Alcohol exposure during embryonic development: An opportunity to conduct systematic developmental time course analyses in zebrafish. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews (2019). IF: 9.0

    16. Tsang, B*., Ansari, R., Azhar, A., Gerlai, R. Drinking in the morning vs evening: Time-dependent differential effects of acute alcohol administration on the behavior of zebrafish. Pharmacology, Biochemistry & Behavior (2018). IF: 3.7

    17. Zahid, H, Tsang, B*, Ahmed, H, Lee, R, Tran, S, Gerlai, R. Diazepam fails to alter anxiety-like responses but affects motor function in a white-black paradigm in larval zebrafish (Danio rerio). Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry (2018). IF: 5.2

    18. Tsang, B*., Zahid, H, Ansari, R, Lee, R, Partap, A, Gerlai, R. Breeding zebrafish: A review of different methods and a discussion on standardization. Zebrafish (2017). IF: 2.2

    19. Tran, S., Chow, H, Tsang, B, Facciol, A, Gandhi, P, Desai, P, Gerlai, R. Zebrafish are able to detect ethanol in their environment. Zebrafish (2017). IF: 2.2

    20. Tran, S., Nowicki, M, Fulcher, N, Tsang, B, Chow, H, Facciol, A, Desai, P, Gerlai, R. Time-dependent interaction between acute caffeine, diazepam, and ethanol exposure on zebrafish behavioral responses. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry (2017). IF: 5.2
     

    21. Tsang, B*., Gerlai, R. Breeding & Larviculture of Zebrafish. Laboratory Fish in Biomedical Research (Invited Book Chapter) (2021).

    22. Tsang, B*., Ansari, R., Gerlai, R. Maintenance and breeding of zebrafish, with some ethological and ecological considerations in mind. Behavioral and Neural Genetics of Zebrafish (Invited Book Chapter) (2020).

    Conference Abstracts

    • Abozaid, A., Tsang, B., Gerlai, R. Abrupt change in pH does not grossly affect the behavior of zebrafish. Canadian Association for Neuroscience (2022).

    • Ren, G., Tsang, B., McKinnon, N. Effects of Diazepam on Memory Functions in a Rodent Model of Ischemic Stroke. SickKids Summer Research Symposium (2022).

    • Shishis, S., Tsang, B., Gerlai, R. Effects of different handling methods on the behavior of adult zebrafish. Canadian Association for Neuroscience (2022).

    • Shishis, S., Tsang, B., Gerlai, R. The effect of fish density and tank size on the behavior of adult zebrafish: A systematic analysis. Canadian Association for Neuroscience (2022).

    • Shishis, S., Tsang, B., Gerlai, R. The effect of fish density and tank size on the behavior of adult zebrafish: A systematic analysis. Southern Ontario Neuroscience Conference (2022).

    • Suresh, S., Paul, I., Abozaid, A., Tsang, B., Gerlai, R. The effects of parental alcohol exposure on offspring behavior in zebrafish (D. rerio). International Behavioral Neuroscience Society (2020).

    • Iqbal, M., Tsang, B., Gerlai, R. Acute Caffeine Exposure on Larval Zebrafish. Canadian Association for Neuroscience (2019).

    • Tsang, B, Ansari, R., Gerlai, R. Dose Dependent Acute Alcohol Exposure Affects Free Swimming Behaviour of Wild Type Zebrafish Fry. Canadian Association for Neuroscience (2019).

    • Abozaid, A., Trzuskot, L., Najmi, Z., Paul, I., Tsang, B., Gerlai, R. Developmental stage dependent effects of embryonic alcohol exposure on the behavior of zebrafish larvae: A strain comparison study. Central New York Zebrafish Conference (2019).
       
    • Tsang, B., Tran, S., Chow, H., Gerlai, R. Zebrafish Responds to Alcohol in the Water Before It Reaches the Brain. International Behavioral Neuroscience Society (2018).

    • Tsang, B., Chow, H., Zahid, H., Ansari, R., Lee, R., Gerlai, R. Differences in Temperature Between Home and Experimental Tanks Alter Behavioral Responses in Zebrafish. Canadian Association for Neuroscience (2018).

    • Lee, R., Ansari, A., Azhar, A., Tsang, B., Gerlai, R. Analysis of Behavioural Effects of Acute Caffeine Exposure in Larval Zebrafish. Inspiring Young Women in Science (2018).
    • Ansari, R., Azhar, A., Tsang, B., Gerlai, R. Circadian Rhythm Alters Anxiolytics Effects of Ethanol on Zebrafish Behavior. Canadian Association for Neuroscience (2018).
       
    • Tsang, B and Zahid, H, Ahmed, H, Lee, R, Tran, S, Gerlai, R. Absence of White/Black Preference in Zebrafish Larvae: A Psychopharmacology Analysis. Southern Ontario Neuroscience Association (2017).
       
    • Noronha, M., Ro, Y, Tran, S, Tsang, B, Mirza, B, Zahid, H, Ramnarine, N, Ansari, R, Gerlai, R. Ethanol Exposure Reduces Vibration Anxiety-Like Behavior in Zebrafish. Southern Ontario Neuroscience Association (2017).
       
    • Locatelli, E., Chochinov, A, Krajewski, L, Pawar, K, Sundrelingam, V, Torres, J, Tsang, B, Laflamme, M. Taphonomic Variance between Ferns and Medullosan Seed Ferns from the Mazon Creek Lagerstatten. Geological Society of Ame­­rica (2014).