Laurent Coque, PhD


Laurent Coque


PhD, Molecular Biology, University of British Columbia


Following completion of his PhD in 2006, Dr. Coque applied his molecular biology expertise to researching the biology of bipolar disorder. From 2007 to 2011, Dr. Coque led a research project focusing on the manic phase of bipolar disorder (using a mouse model), and from 2011 to 2013, he explored the biology of impulsivity in rats with a behavioural task that models gambling. Dr. Coque currently researches the factors and domains that influence quality of life for people living with bipolar disorder and, through his work with CREST.BD since 2013, has also added knowledge translation to his research.  He looks forward to exploring new ways of researching bipolar disorder in the future.

What I do when I'm not working

My passion for biology research emerged from my love of observing nature during outdoor activities. I enjoy weekend hikes and bike trips around and outside Paris with friends.


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Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia
420-5950 University Boulevard, Vancouver, BC