Melanie Gareau

Associate Professor and Associate Professor in Residence

Anatomy, Physiology & Cell Biology

2011, , The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2006, PhD, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
2001, BS, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Active Research Grants
Principal Investigator, Probiotics and the Microbiota Gut Brain Axis, (Principal Investigator), NIH-NCCIH
Co-Investigator, Cholecystokinin - Role In Postprandial Gastric Motility, Helen Raybould (Principal Investigator), NIH
Principal Investigator, The microbiota-gut-brain axis in pediatric IBD, (Principal Investigator), Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America
Co-Principal Investigator, Synergy between milk and probiotic bacteria for gastrointestinal health, Maria Marco (Principal Investigator), USDA
Co-Investigator, Neuro-immune mediated control of mucosal immunity, Colin Reardon (Principal Investigator),
Trainer, Post-baccalaureate research education program at UC Davis, Daniel Starr (Principal Investigator), NIH
Honors and Awards
2004 Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada student prize
2005 Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America travel award
2005 Johnson and Johnson summer internship
2005 Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology doctoral award
2006 Restracomp Post-doctoral Fellowship, Hospital for Sick Children
2006 Institut Rosell Probiotic Challenge Poster competition
2007-2010 Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada/Institute Rosell Fellowship, (3 yrs)
2007-2009 Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Canadian Association of Gastroenterology/Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada Fellowship, (2 yrs)
2008 ASM Beneficial Microbes travel award
2008 University of Toronto, Department of Medicine, Gastroenterology Research Day Poster prize
2009 VTEC2009 Dr. Carlos Gianantonio Award travel award
2009 Experimental Biology, APS Takeda travel award
2009-2011 Reva Gerstein Graduate Fellowship in Pediatric Psychology Fund, Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute (2yrs)
2010 Journal of Biochemistry poster prize, Experimental Biology
2011 FASEB Summer Research Conference travel award
Most Recent Five Book Chapters
2018 Gareau MG, Reardon C, Barrett KE, Sherman PM : Impact of probiotics on communication between the brain-gut: Implications for the treatment of the psychological effects of digestive disease states, Colin Martin and Derek Larkin, (ed), Probiotics in Mental Health, . 29-41.
2016 Gareau MG : Gut Microbiome and Behavior; Cognition and the Microbiome, , International Review of Neurobiology, . 227-246.
2016 Huynh K, Schneider M, Gareau MG : Altering the gut microbiome for cognitive benefit, , The Gut Brain Axis: Dietary, Probiotic, and Prebiotic Interventions on the Microbiota, . 317-330.
2014 Gareau MG : Chapter 16: Microbiota-gut-brain axis and cognitive function, Lyte M, Cryan JF, (ed), Microbial Endocrinology: The Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis in Health and Disease, . 357-71.