Lindsay Cameron

Lindsay Cameron

Position Title
Graduate Student

  • Neuroscience Graduate Group
  • Major Professor: David Olson

Research Description

Ultimately, the goal for my dissertation is to study the mechanism of how fast-acting antidepressants/anxiolytics produce effects on plasticity and behavior. By understanding this, we will be able to develop non-hallucinogenic and better-tolerated analogs for treating a variety of neuropsychiatric disorders. Over the years, I have worked in six different labs and learned a number of techniques to become proficient in molecular biology. My current training goal is to understand how changes at the cellular and molecular levels impact neural circuits that control fear extinction learning and behaviors relevant to mood and anxiety disorders.

Education and Degree(s)
  • BSc in Pharmacology and Therapeutics from McGill University
Honors and Awards
  • Learning, Memory and Plasticity (LaMP) T32 2018-2019
  • Cameron LP, Nazarian A, Olson DE. (2020) Psychedelic Microdosing: Prevalence and Subjective Effects. J of Psychoactive Drugs. 1-10. doi:10.1080/02791072.2020.1718250
  • Dunlap LE, Azinfar A, Ly C, Cameron LP, Viswanathan J, Tombari RJ, Myers-Turnbull D, Taylor JC, Grodzki AC, Lein PJ, Kokel D, Olson DE. (2020) Identification of Psychoplastogenic N,N-Dimethylaminoisotryptamine (isoDMT) Analogs Through Structure-Activity Relationship Studies. J Med Chem. 63(3):1142-1155. doi: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.9b01404
  • Cameron LP, Benson CJ, DeFelice B, Fiehn O, Olson DE. (2019) Chronic, Intermittent Microdoses of the Psychedelic N,N-Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) Produce Positive Effects on Mood and Anxiety in Rodents. ACS Chem Neurosci. 10(7):3261-3270. doi: 10.1021/acschemneuro.8b00692
  • Cameron LP, Olson DE. (2018) Dark Classics in Chemical Neuroscience: N,N-Dimethyltryptamine (DMT). ACS Chem Neurosci. 9(10):2344-2357. doi: 10.1021/acschemneuro.8b00101
  • Ly C, Greb AC, Cameron LP, Wong JM, Barragan EV, Wilson PC, Burbach KF, Dunlap LE, Soltanzadeh Zarandi S, Sood A, Paddy MR, Duim WC, Dennis MY, McAllister KA, Ori-McKenney KM, Gray JA, Olson DE. (2018) Psychedelics promote structural and functional neural plasticity. Cell Rep. 23(11):3170-3182. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2018.05.022
  • Cameron LP, Benson CJ, Dunlap LE, Olson DE. (2018) Effects of N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT) on rat behaviors relevant to anxiety and depression. ACS Chem Neurosci. 9(7):1582-1590. doi: 10.1021/acschemneuro.8b00134
Membership and Service
  • Neuroscience Graduate Mentoring Program, Founder and Developer
  • NeuroArt, Committee Member
  • Neuroscience Graduate Student Association (NGSA), President
  • Seminar Outreach for Minority Advocacy (SOMA), President
  • Graduate Student Recruitment, Volunteer
  • Neuroscience Initiative to Enhance Diversity, Mentor and Panelist
  • Student Seminar Series, Organizer