Dr. Nicole Forgione completed her undergraduate degree at Wilfrid Laurier University, where she majored in both English and Biology. She went on to complete a Masters degree in the Department of Zoology at the University of Toronto. She subsequently completed her PhD in the lab of Dr. Vince Tropepe at the University of Toronto, where her research focused on the role of histone deacetylases in the maintenance of mature midbrain neurons and glia.
Dr. Forgione brings to the lab a strong background in developmental neurobiology, which she will apply to study of interneuron populations in the cervical spinal cord. Outside that lab she is an avid runner having completed two half marathons, and a dedicated yoga student.