Current Program: PhD
Supervisors: Andrew Greenshaw
& Serdar Dursun
My PhD work uses neuroimaging (MRI) to identify altered brain connectivity in Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD). I am working as a part of an international team grant project (funded by CIHR and the European Commission under ERANet Neuron) on a translational study of brain changes associated with early recovery from AUD. The aims of my project are to use MRI to study (1) structural and functional connectivity differences between normal and alcohol dependent brains and (2) examine longitudinal changes in brain net-works in response to different clinical interventions (with and without an opioid receptor antagonist naltrexone). Time permitting, I would also like to explore brain phenotype of sub-clinical alcohol abusers with limited total alcohol exposure in the general population (from the restricted Human Connectome Project dataset) compared to chronic abusers to better understand AUD etiology.
Juhas, M., Sun, H., Brown, M., MacKay, M., Mann, K., Sommer, W., Wilman, A., Dursun, S., Greenshaw, A. (2017). Deep grey matter iron accumulation in alcohol use disorder. NeuroImage,148, 115-122.
Agyapong, V., Mrklas, K., Juhas, M., Omeje, J., Ohinmaa, A., Dursun, S., Greenshaw, A. (2016). Cross-sectional survey evaluating Text4Mood: mobile health program to reduce psychological treatment gap in mental healthcare in Alberta through daily supportive messages. BMC Psychiatry, 16, 378.
Chen, Y., Meng, X., Hu, Q., Cui, H., Ding, Y., Kang, L., Juhas, M., Greenshaw, A., Zhao, A., Wang, Y., Cui, G., Li, P. (2016). Altered resting-state functional organization within the central executive network in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 70, 448-456.
Juhas, M., Agyapong, V. (2016). Patients assessed by the liaison psychiatric team in the emergency department of a regional hospital in Canada - general characteristics and gender differences. International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice, 20, 179-186.
Chen, Y., Juhas, M., Greenshaw, A., Hu, Q., Meng, X., Cui, H., Ding, Y., Kang, L., Zhang, Y., Wang, Y., Cui, G., Li, P. (2016). Abnormal resting-state functional connectivity of the left caudate nucleus in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Neuroscience Letters, 623, 57-62.
Brown MRG, Benoit JRA, Juhas M, Lebel RM, MacKay M, Dametto E, Silverstone PH, Dolcos F, Dursun SM and Greenshaw AJ (2015). Neural correlates of high-risk behaviour tendencies and impulsivity in an emotional Go/NoGo fMRI task. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience 9, 24.
Brown MRG, Benoit JRA, Juhas M, Dametto E, Tse TT, MacKay M, Sen B, Carroll A, Hodlevskyy O, Silverstone PH, Dolcos F, Dursun SM, Greenshaw AJ (2015). fMRI investigation of response inhibition, emotion, impulsivity, and clinical high-risk behaviour in adolescents. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 9, 124.
Kodiha, M., Hutter, E., Boridy, S., Juhas, M., Stochaj, U., Maysinger, D. (2014). Gold nanoparticles induce nuclear damage in breast cancer cells, which is further amplified by hyperthermia. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, 71, 4259-4273.
Castonguay, A., Doucet, C., Juhas, M., Maysinger, D. (2012). New ruthenium(II)-letrozole complexes as anticancer therapeutics. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 55, 8799-8806.
Selected recent awards
2016: QE-II Doctoral Scholarship
2015: AIHS Graduate Scholarship
2015: AITF Graduate Scholarship
2015: NSERC PGS Doctoral Scholarship