Marie-Eve Di Raddo BSc, PhD Candidate

Marie-Eve is a fifth-year PhD candidate in Pharmacology at the University of Toronto with a specialization in Neurosciences. Her research investigates the effects of chronic cannabis exposure in adolescence on the development of the dopaminergic brain reward circuitry and associated psychiatric symptoms. Outside the lab, she is involved with the Life Sciences Career Development Syndicate (LSCDS), currently serving as the group’s president. Through the LSCDS, she helps provide professional exploration, development and networking opportunities for graduate students.


University of Toronto

Principal Faculty:

Faculty of Medicine

Principal Department/Program:

Pharmacology and Toxicology

Principal Hospital Appointment:



Susan George

Key Publications:

Zhang TR, Larosa A, Di Raddo ME, Wong V, Wong AS, Wong TP. Negative Memory Engrams in the Hippocampus Enhance the Susceptibility to Chronic Social Defeat Stress. J Neurosci. 2019 Sep 18;39(38):7576-7590. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1958-18.2019. Epub 2019 Aug 12. PMID: 31405928; PMCID: PMC6750945. Girouard MP, Simas T, Hua L, Morquette B, Khazaei MR, Unsain N, Johnstone AD, Rambaldi I, Sanz RL, Di Raddo ME, Gamage KK, Yong Y, Willis DE, Verge VMK, Barker PA, Deppmann C, Fournier AE. Collapsin Response Mediator Protein 4 (CRMP4) Facilitates Wallerian Degeneration and Axon Regeneration following Sciatic Nerve Injury. eNeuro. 2020 Mar 2;7(2):ENEURO.0479-19.2020. doi: 10.1523/ENEURO.0479-19.2020. PMID: 32001550; PMCID: PMC7053045.