Amanda (Mandy) J. Wintink, PhD

 

UNIVERSITY EDUCATION

 Ph.D. Psychology/Neuroscience

2000-2004 Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada

Thesis title: The role of the hippocampus in amygdala-kindled fear in male and female rats. 

Supervisor: Dr. Lisa. E. Kalynchuk

 

M. A. Psychology (Behavioral Neuroscience)    

1998-2000 Brock University, St. Catharines, ON, Canada

Thesis title: The role of the dopaminergic system in the production of ultrasonic calls in adult rats.

Supervisor: Dr. Stefan Brudzynski

 

B.A. Psychology (Honors)

1993-1998 University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Thesis title: Effects of testosterone and choline on sex differences in spatial memory in male and female rats.  Supervisor: Dr. Katherine Schultz

        

 CERTIFICATIONS

 R.Y.T.  Yoga Instructor Certification 2008 Atlantic Yoga Teacher Training (Kripalu Tradition), Nova Scotia, Canada 

 

PEDAGOGICAL INTERESTS

  • 21st-Century Skills Learning (e.g. process-based assessment methods, technology, and innovations in the classroom)
  • Applied Positive Psychology (e.g., Strength-based teaching focus)
  • Applied Neuroscience (e.g., reducing stress in the classroom, using feedback and failure) 

 

RESEARCH & TEACHING AWARDS

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships & Awards

Reynold’s Post-Doctoral Fellowship (2007) 1-year tenure in the Department of Pharmacology at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. Research Title: The Regulation of Adult Neurogenesis. Supervisor: Dr. Harold Robertson.

Research Capacity Award, Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation: $2200 toward technique development at the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, MA, USA (2006).

Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Post-Doctoral Fellowship (2005) – 2-year tenure in the Department of Pharmacology at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. Research Title: Cell Replacement Strategies for Parkinson’s Disease. Supervisor: Dr. Harold Robertson. 

Society for Neuroscience Chapter Post-Doctoral Travel Award (2005)

 

Graduate Research Fellowships & Awards

  • International Society for History of Neuroscience Student Travel award (2004)
  • Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation Student Fellowship, 2-year tenure (2003)
  • Society for Neuroscience Chapter Student Travel Award (2002)
  • Society for Neuroscience Chapter Student Travel Award (2001) 
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Post-Graduate Fellowship: 2-year tenure (2001)
  • Dalhousie Graduate Fellowship (2000)
  • Wendy Murphy Memorial Scholarship, Brock University (1999)
  • Brock University Graduate Fellowship (1999)

 

Teaching Awards & Nominations

  • ‘Rookie of the Year’ Teaching Award Presented by the Undergraduate Neuroscience Student Society at Dalhousie University (2005) 
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant Award Nomination by the Psychology Department, Dalhousie University (2003)

 

INVITED LECTURES

Keynote Addresses

Innovations in Post-Secondary Education in the 21st Century – Invited Keynote Address for the New Brunswick Teachers’ Association, Fredericton, NB, Canada. May 2013.

The Power of the Mind – Invited Keynote Address for the World Suicide Prevention Day. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Sept 2012.

 

Public Lectures

Failure & The Brain - Workshop at the Fail Forward 2014 Conference, Toronto, ON, (July 2014).

Brain Health – Public Lecture at Big Carrot Grocery for Brain Awareness Week, Toronto, ON (March, 2014).

Curiosity & The Brain - Public Lecture Series on Curiosity Hosted by Group of Canada, Toronto, ON (November, 2013).

Our Multitasking Brains: The Science of Meditation, Yoga, and Mindfulness – Public Lecture at Big Carrot Grocery, Toronto, ON (May, 2011).

Food for Thought: Optimize Your Brain – Public Lecture at The Big Carrot Grocery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (December, 2010).

The Science and Ancient Wisdom of Life Coaching – Public Lecture at Optimyz Live Health & Fitness Show, Halifax, Canada (January, 2010).

The Science and Ancient Wisdom of Life Coaching Public Lecture at Planet Organic Market Grocery, Halifax, Canada (March, 2010).

Making the Holidays Happy – Lecture, Planet Organic Market Grocery, Halifax, Canada (2009).

What is Life Coaching? – Invited Lecture, Keshman Goodman Public Library, Halifax, Canada (2008).

 

Research Lectures    

Wintink, A.J. Kindling-induced behavioral changes and cell proliferation in male and female adult rats. (October, 2005). Seminar in the Psychology Department Colloquium Series at Brock University, St. Catharines, ON, Canada.

Wintink, A.J., Fergusson, J., & Robertson, H.A. (July, 2005). Stimulation of dopamine D3 receptors selectively increases neurogenesis. Oral Presentation for invited symposium entitles “The Next Generation” at the annual meeting for the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology, St. John’s, NL, Canada.

 

University Lectures    

What can I do with my neuroscience degree? A session for university students. Brock University, St. Catharines, Canada, (October, 2013).

The Science & Wisdom of Life Coaching, Positive Psychology, & Meditation – Invited Lecture for Introductory Psychology, Dalhousie University, February 2011.

The Science & Wisdom of Life Coaching, Positive Psychology, & Meditation – Invited Lecture for Introductory Psychology, Dalhousie University, January 2010.

Intelligence & Thinking – Invited Lecture for Introductory Psychology, Dalhousie University, June 2009.

Neurogenesis – Reynold’s Fellowship Awardee Invited Department Seminar, Department of Pharmacology, Dalhousie University, January 2006.

Behavioural Neuroscience (3rd year Psychology/Neuroscience course) – Invited Research Lecture, Dalhousie University, 2003, 2002, 2001.

Introductory Statistics in Psychology (2nd year Psychology course) – Lecture, Brock University 1999, 2000.

 

UNIVERSITY TEACHING EXPERIENCE

University Course Instructor Positions    

Biological Psychology (3rd year Psychology course), Ryerson University, Summer, 2014.

Learning & Plasticity (2nd year Psychology course), University of Toronto, Jan - May 2014.

Introduction to Physiological Psychology (2nd year Psychology & Neuroscience course), University of Toronto, Jan - May 2014.

Biological Psychology (3rd year Psychology & Neuroscience course), Ryerson University, Jul - Aug, 2013.

Models of Stress and Adaption (Upper Level Psychology course), Ryerson University, May - Jun, 2013.

Psychopharmacology (2nd year Psychology course), Ryerson University, Jan - Apr 2013.

Psychopharmacology (2nd year Psychology course), Ryerson University, Jan - Apr 2011.

Models of Personal Growth (upper level liberal arts Psychology course), Ryerson University, Sep – Dec, 2010. 

Behavioural Neuroscience (3rd year Psychology/Neuroscience course), Dalhousie University, Jan – Apr, 2005.

 

University Laboratory Instructor & Teaching Assistant Positions    

Research Design and Data Analysis (2nd year Psychology/Neuroscience undergraduate course), Laboratory Instructor and Teaching Assistant, Dalhousie University, 2000-01, 2001-02.

Neuroethology(2nd year Psychology/Neuroscience undergraduate course), Laboratory Instructor Dalhousie University, 2000/01.

Neuroscience (3rd year Psychology undergraduate course), Laboratory Instructor, Brock University, 1998/99, 1999/2000.

Introductory Psychology, Tutorial Session Leader, University of Winnipeg, 1998

Drugs & Behaviour(3rd Psychology undergraduate course) – Discussion Leader, University of Winnipeg, 1997/98.

Advanced Data Analyses and Research Design (4th Year, Psychology honors course), University of Winnipeg, 1996/97, 1997/98.

Physiological Psychology (2nd Year Psychology undergraduate course) – University of Winnipeg 1996/97, 1997/98.

Introductory Psychology – University of Winnipeg, 1994/95. 

 

Student Honor’s Thesis Research Supervision

The Regulation of Adult Neurogenesis by D3 receptor Stimulation in the Subventricular Zone. Student: Sami Morin-Ben Abdallah. Honour’s Thesis Co-supervision with Dr. Harold Robertson. (2007-08).

Heat-shock proteins 27 and 70 regulating angiotensin II-induced NF-KappaB. Student: Tracy Voegeli. Honour’s Thesis Co-supervision with Dr. William Currie (2006-07) – Published in Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 33, 1042-1049 (2008). 

X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis and neuroprotection (XIAP) in the R6/1 model of Huntington’s disease. Student: Aaron Pink.  Honour’s Thesis Co-supervision with Dr. Harold Robertson. (2006-07).

The Neuroprotective role of ginseng against intranuclear inclusions in the R6/1 model of Huntinton’s disease. Student: Jessica Wilson. Honour’s Thesis Co-supervision with Dr. Harold Robertson. (2006-07).

The role of dopamine D3 receptor stimulation on adult neurogenesis. Student: Michel Samson. Honour’s Thesis Co-supervision with Dr. Harold Robertson (2005-06) – Published Abstract in Society for Neuroscience Proceedings.

Pramipexole increases cell proliferation in the SVZ of adult male mice. Student: Jessica Fergusson. Honour’s Thesis Co-supervision with Dr. Harold Robertson (2004-05) – Published Abstract in the Society for Neuroscience Proceedings.

Changes in synapsin in long-term kindled rats are related to fear behavior. Student: Andrea Darnbrough. Honour’s Thesis Co-supervision with Dr. Lisa Kalynchuk (2002-03) – Published in Behavioral Brain Research, 196, 106-115 (2009).

The effects of open-field exposure on corticosterone levels in long-term amygdala kindled rats. Student: Sarah Smith. Honour’s Thesis Co-supervision with Dr. Lisa Kalynchuk (2002-03)

Environmental enrichment facilitates amygdala kindling but reduces kindling-induced fear in male rats. Student: Nicole Young. Honour’s Thesis Co-supervision with Dr. Lisa Kalynchuk (2001-02) – Published in Behavioral Neuroscience 118, 1128-1133 (2004).

 

Graduate Research External Reviewer Position

The Influence of ubXIAP on the Progression of Age-Related Hearing Loss in C57 mice. Student: Trevor Menchenton. External Reviewer for Master’s Defense at Dalhousie University (2007).

 

OTHER TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Workplace Course Development & Facilitation

Brain Health & Wellness, Resiliency Skills 1-Day Workshop for Halton Region Municipality, Halton, Ontario, Canada (Oct 2013).

Embodied LearningWorkshop for the New Brunswick Teachers’ Association, Fredericton, NB, Canada (May 2013). 

Brain Health & Wellness, Resiliency Skills 1-Day Workshop for Halton Region Municipality, Halton, Ontario, Canada (Oct 2013).

Brain Health & Wellness Resiliency Skills 1-Day Workshop for Halton Region Municipality, Halton, Ontario, Canada (Oct 2012) – 1-Day Course Facilitation.

Business Development & Practice Management for Life Coaches – 6-Week Webinar for Life Coaches (Sept 2012 - present) – Course Facilitator.

Business Development & Practice Management for Life Coaches – 6-Week Webinar for Life Coaches (Mar – May, 2012) - Course Facilitator.

Optimizing Our Brains for Success, Productivity, and Happiness– Lecture at JVS Toronto, Employee Retreat, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (January, 2011).

Work-Life Balance - Lecture at Government of Canada, Learning Centre Plus, Halifax, Canada (February, 2010).

Positive Thinking in the Workplace – Lecture at Government of Canada, Learning Centre Plus, Halifax, Canada (March, 2010).

The Science and Ancient Wisdom of Life Coaching – Lecture at The Hub, Halifax, Canada (February, 2010).

Visioning & Goal Setting Workshop, Balance Naturopathic Health Centre, Halifax, Canada (January).

Work-Life Balance Workshop – Workshop, Recreation Therapy Department, Capital Health, Halifax, Canada (2009).

Self-Care Workshop – Balance Naturopathic Health Centre, Halifax, Canada

Stress Reduction Techniques – Workshop, Teamwork Cooperative & The Workbridge, Halifax, Canada (2009).

Understanding Stress – Lecture as Part of a Monthly Public Health Seminars, Balance Naturopathic Health Centre, Halifax, Canada (2009).

Stress in the Mind and the Brain – Lecture, Government of Canada, Department of Energy and Conservation, Halifax, Canada (2009).

How the Mind Works – Adult Education 8-Week Class, Balance Naturopathic Health Centre, Halifax, Canada (2008).

Career & Life Transitions Workshops – Monthly Workshops, Balance Naturopathic Health Centre, Halifax, Canada (2008).

Work-Life Balance WorkshopsWorkshop, Government of Nova Scotia, Aboriginal Affairs, Halifax, Canada (2008).

Work-Life Balance WorkshopsWorkshop, Government of Nova Scotia, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Truro, Canada (2008).

Work-Life Balance WorkshopsWorkshop, Government of Nova Scotia, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Oak Island, Canada (2008).

Work-Life Balance WorkshopsWorkshop, Government of Nova Scotia, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, White Point, Canada (2008).

Work-Life Balance WorkshopsWorkshop, Government of Canada, Health Canada, Halifax, Canada (2008).

Mindful Living Weekend Retreat – Workshop, Balance Naturopathic Health Centre, Halifax, Canada (2008).

Stress Reduction Techniques – Workshop, Government of Nova Scotia, Department of Fisheries & Oceans, Scotsburn, NS, Canada.

Healthy Workplace Series – Monthly Health Workshops and Seminars, Presenter & Co-Facilitator, Government of Canada, Department of Energy and Conservation, Halifax, Canada.

Goal Setting for 2008 – Workshop, Government of Canada, Departments of Energy and Conservation, Halifax, Canada.

Work-Life Balance – Workshop, Government of Canada, Health Canada, Halifax, Canada.

 

Private Course Development & Facilitation

Speak Up! Public Speaking Skills Development Workshop – Invited Course for the Centre for Social Innovation (Apr – Jun, 2012).

Centre for Applied Neuroscience Life Coaching Course – Course Developer & Instructor, Toronto, Canada; 150-hr (5-month) training course. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. (Feb – Jun, 2012).

Centre for Applied Neuroscience Life Coaching Course – Course Developer & Instructor, Toronto, Canada; 150-hr (5-month) training course. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. (Sept – Feb, 2012).

Centre for Applied Neuroscience Life Coaching Course – Course Developer & Instructor, Toronto, Canada; 150-hr (5-month) training course (Feb – Jun, 2011).

Optimize Your Brain – Public Lecture at the Centre for Social Innovation, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (September, October, 2011).

Centre for Applied Neuroscience Life Coaching Course – Course Developer & Instructor, Halifax, Canada; 150-hr (5-month) training course (Sept – Jan, 2011).

Centre for Applied Neuroscience Life Coaching Course – Course Developer & Instructor, Halifax, Canada; 150-hr (5-month) training course (January – June, 2010).

Ways of Knowing: Introduction to Science, Ancient Wisdom, and Intuition. Lecture at Balance Naturopathic Health Centre, Halifax, Canada (May, 2010).

Visioning & Goal Setting Workshop, Balance Naturopathic Health Centre, Halifax, Canada (January, 2010).

Ways of Knowing: Introduction to Science & Ancient Wisdom – Lecture, Balance Naturopathic Health Centre (3 Lectures: September, October, November), Halifax, Canada (2009).

Naturopathic Medicine Journal Club – Program Developer & Facilitator – Continuing Education Credits through the Nova Scotia Association of Naturopathic Doctors (3 Sessions), Halifax, Canada (2009).

Career & Life Transitions Workshops – Monthly Workshops, Balance Naturopathic Health Centre, Halifax, Canada (2009).

Self-Care Workshop – Balance Naturopathic Health Centre, Halifax, Canada (2009).

Understanding Stress – Lecture as Part of a Monthly Public Health Seminars, Balance Naturopathic Health Centre, Halifax, Canada (2008).

How the Mind Works – Adult Education 8-Week Class, Balance Naturopathic Health Centre, Halifax, Canada (2008).

Love, Love thy Self, Love thy Enemy- Lecture, Balance Naturopathic Health Centre, Halifax, Canada (2008).

Career & Life Transitions Workshops – Monthly Workshops, Balance Naturopathic Health Centre, Halifax, Canada (2008).

Mindful Living Weekend Retreat – Workshop, Balance Naturopathic Health Centre, Halifax, Canada

 

Yoga Teaching

Cognitive and Affective Brain Function Improvements with Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga, Workshop at the Canadian Association of Positive Psychology Annual Meeting, July 2014.

Centre for Applied Neuroscience Life Coaching Course, Halifax & Toronto, Jan 2010 - present.

Body Monologues Yoga Class & Discussion, Toronto, Ontario Canada; July, 2012.

Balance Naturopathic Health Centre, Halifax, Canada, Mar 2008 - Jun 2010.

Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, Varsity Teams, Athletics Department, Sep 2008 - Mar 2010.

Museum of Natural History – Lunchtime Program – Government of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Canada, Sep 2008 - Mar 2010.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE & VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

University

Brain Awareness Week Social Coordinator, Dalhousie University (2002, 2003).

Dalhousie University Committee for Laboratory Animals (CCAC), Dalhousie University: Student Member, (2001-02).

Neuroscience Institute Student Representative, Dalhousie University (2001-02, 2002-03).

Canvassing: Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia, Alzheimer’s Society with the Students in Neuroscience Association (2002, 2003).

Graduate Students in Neuroscience Society Co-Chair, Dalhousie University (2001-02, 2002-03).

Psychology Department Graduate Students Sports Coordinator, Dalhousie University (2001-02).

Psychology/Neuroscience In-House Convention Committee, Dalhousie University (2000).

Psychology Department Graduate Student Representative, Brock University, (1998-99).

Fire Safety Team, Brock University (1998-99).

Scientifically Yours: Girls in Science Mentorship Program, Brock University (1999).

Graduate Committee Student Representative, Psychology Department, Brock University (1997-98, 1998-99).

Fostering Women’s Success and Persistence in Science Research Project, Group Mentor & Project Coordinator, University of Winnipeg (1995-1998).

Psychology Students Association Executive Member, University of Winnipeg (1996-97, 1997-98).

 

Corporate

Founding Director and CEO, Centre for Applied Neuroscience (Aug 2010 - present)

Director, Yoga Studio, Balance Naturopathic Health Centre (Mar 2008 – July 2010).

Director, Learning Centre, Balance Naturopathic Health Centre (Oct 2006 – July 2010).

Community Development Leader, Balance Naturopathic Health Centre (Jan 2009 – Jan 2010).

Practitioner Manager, Balance Naturopathic Health Centre (Jan 2009 – Jan 2010).

 

Community & Volunteer

Director, NeuroPsychoidiology Life Coaches Association (May 2011 – present).

Co-Founder & Co-Director, Body Monologues Non-Profit Organization (Nov 2009 – present).

The Red Tent: Fundraiser for the Marguerite Centre for Women Recovering from Addictions and Abuse (Speaker, 2008, 2009, 2010).

Environmental Health Association of Nova Scotia Fundraiser Event (Coordinator, Dec 2008).

Skills for Healing Weekend Retreats for Patients with Cancer, Research Coordinator (Nov 2007 – Nov 2008).

 

Sports

Co-Founder of Terra Women’s Ultimate Team, a new Ontario women’s master’s touring team (April 2013, 2014).

Founder of the Women’s Master’s Division at Canadian Ultimate Championships – a new divisions for the national championships (February, 2013).

Lotus Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Competitive Touring Team: Co-Captain & Mental Skills Trainer (May 2011 – present).

Ultimate Frisbee After-School Program for Underprivileged Children: Founder/Coordinator (Feb – Jun 2006).

Halifax Ultimate Frisbee Juniors: Female Representative and Demonstrator (2006).

Ultimate Frisbee Program Coordinator: Beginner Clinics Instructor (2004, 2005).

Ultimate Frisbee Women’s Provincial Team Captain (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007).

Ultimate Frisbee Women’s Provincial Team Founder (2004).

Women's Roller Hockey League of Manitoba Founder & Program Coordinator (1996).

Winnipeg Women's Hockey League Team Executive & Team Founder (1997).

 

Miscellaneous Volunteer

Nova Scotia Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Competitive Touring Team: Mental Skills Trainer (2007 – 2010).

Nova Scotia Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Competitive Touring Team Member (2003 – present).

Dalhousie Women’s Varsity Hockey Team Sport Psychology Trainer/Assist. Coach (2004-05).

Dalhousie Women’s Varsity Hockey Team Member (2001-02, 2002-03. 2003-04).

Teen Touch Volunteer Phone Counselor, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (Sep 1994-Sep 1995).

 

SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS

Published Peer-Reviewed Academic Book Chapters

Voegeli, T.S., Wintink, A.J., Currie, R.W.  (2007). Heat Shock Proteins Hsp70 and Hsp27 and Neural Cellular Protection.  In: Heat Shock Proteins in the Brain: Implications for Neurodegenerative Diseases and Neuroprotection. Editors: A. Asea and I.R. Brown, Springer, New York, NY.

Kalynchuk, L.E. & Wintink, A.J. (2005). A potential role for the hippocampus in the expression of kindling-induced fear. In Kindling 6, Eds. Michael E Corcoran & Solomon L Moshe: Springer, New York, NY.

 

Published Peer-Reviewed Scientific Papers  

Fournier, N.M., Darnbrough A.L., Wintink, A.J., & Kalynchuk, L.E. (2009). Altered synapsin I immunoreactivity and fear behavior in male and female rats subjected to long-term amygdala kindling. Behavioral Brain Research, 196, 106-115. 

Voegeli, T.S., Wintink, A.J., Chen, Y., & Currie, R.W. (2008). Heat Shock Proteins: The Regulation of Ang II-induced Blood Pressure by NF-kB. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 33, 1042-1049.

Gregus, A., Wintink, A.J., Davis, A.C., & Kalynchuk, L.E. (2005). Effect of repeated corticosterone injections and restraint stress on anxiety and depression-like behavior in male rats. Behavioural Brain Research, 156, 105-114.

Young, N.A., Wintink, A.J., & Kalynchuk, L.E. (2004). Environmental enrichment facilitates amygdala kindling but reduces kindling-induced fear in male rats. Behavioral Neuroscience, 118, 1128-1133. 

Wintink, A.J., Young, N.A., Davis, A.C., Gregus, A., & Kalynchuk, L.E. (2003). Kindling-induced emotionality in male and female rats. Behavioral Neuroscience, 117, 632-640.

Kalynchuk, L.E., Davis, A.C., Gregus, A., Taggart, J., Dodd, C.C., & Wintink, A.J., Marchant, E.G. (2001). Hippocampal involvement in the expression of kindling-induced fear in rats. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Review, 12, 451-457.

Wintink, A.J., Segalowitz, S.J., & Cudmore, L.J.  (2001). Task complexity and habituation effects on frontal P300 topography. Brain and Cognition, 46, 307-311.

Wintink, A.J. & Brudzynski, S.M.  (2001).  The role of the dopaminergic system in the production of ultrasonic calls in adult rats. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, 70, 317 - 323.

Segalowitz, S.J., Wintink, A.J., & Cudmore, L.J.  (2001).  P300 topographical change in early trials and with respect to task complexity. Cognitive Brain Research, 12, 451-457

 

Published Scientific Abstracts

Wintink, A.J. & Robertson, H.A. (2006). Stimulation of dopamine D3 receptors induces the proliferation of endogenous neural stem cells. Cell Transplantation, 15(6).  

Wintink, A.J., Samson, M., Voegeli, T.S., & Robertson, H.A. (2006). The regulation of cell proliferation via dopamine D3 receptors in adult mice: Implications for Parkinson’s disease. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 32.

Robertson, H. A., Crocker, S.J., Quinn, M., Sun, X.F., & Wintink, A.J.  (2006). Examination of panax ginseng’s neuroprotective actions: Relationship to Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 32.

Wintink, A.J., Ferguson, J., & Robertson, H.A. (2005). Increased adult neurogenesis in dopamine-rich regions of the brain via dopamine D3 receptor stimulation.  Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 31.

Sun, X.F., Wintink, A.J., Gilbert, R.M., & Roberston, H.A. (2005). Gene Expression Profile of the Neuroprotective Actions of Ginseng in a MPTP Mouse Model of Parkinson's Disease. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 31.

Fournier, N.M., Darnbrough, A.L., Wintink, A.J., & Kalynchuk, L.E. (2005). Amygdala kindling decreases synapsin I immunoreactivity and is correlated with kindling-induced fear behavior.

Wintink, A.J., Young, N.A., Davis, A.C., Gregus, A., & Kalynchuk, L.E. (2004). Hippocampal cell proliferation associated with kindling-induced fear behavior in male and female rats. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 30.

Kalynchuk, L.E., Wintink, A.J., Darnbrough, A.L., Smith, S.J., & Johnson, S.A. (2004). Environmental enrichment reduces kindling-induced fear behavior in male and female rats. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 30.

Fournier, NM., Wintink, A.J.,  Johnson, S.A., Kalynchuk, L.E. (2004). A Kindled Spirit:  Graham Goddard’s Search For The Memory “Engram”.  Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 30.

Fournier, N.M., Wintink, A.J., Darnbrough, A.L., Kalynchuk, L.E. (2004).  Inhibition of neurogenesis through 14 day pretreatment with methylazoxymethanol acetate facilitates amygdala kindling in rats.  Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 30. 

Wintink, A.J, Young, N.A, Stevens, D., & Kalynchuk, L.E. (2003). Exposure to a hippocampal-dependent task differentially alters fear behavior in male and female amygdala-kindled rats. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 29.

Gregus, A., Boudreau, D., Wintink, A.J., Johnson, S., Perrot-Sinal, T., Kalynchuk, L.E. (2003).  Effects of repeated corticosterone on depression and anxiety like behavior in male and female rats.  Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 29.

Wintink, A.J., Young, N.A., & Kalynchuk, L.E.  (2002).  Environmental enrichment facilitates the development of Amygdala Kindling in Rats.  Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 28.

Spiteri, R.J., Giddings, J., Wintink, A.J., Adamo, S., & Kalynchuk, L. E.  (2002).  A computational model of elevated-plus-maze behavior in the rat.  Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 28. 

Gregus, A, Davis, A.C., Wintink, A.J., & Kalynchuk, L.E.  (2002).  Effect of chronic corticosterone and restraint on anxiety- and depression-like behaviors in rats.  Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 28.

Davis, A.C, Thorne, V., Gregus, A., Wintink, A.J., & Kalynchuk, L.E.  (2002).  Differential effects of kindling different brain regions.  Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 28.

Wintink, A.J., Young, N.A., Davis, A.C., Gregus, A., Kalynchuk, L.E.  (2001).  Sex differences in kindling-induced emotionality.  Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 27.

Dodd, C.C., Wintink, A.J., & Kalynchuk, L.E.  (2001).  Effects of different stimulation parameters on the development of kindling-induced emotionality.  Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 27.

Davis, A.C., Gregus, A., Wintink, A.J., Kalynchuk, L.E., & Adamo, S.  (2001).   Immunohistochemistry and behavioral analyses of left and right amygdala kindling in rats. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 27.

Segalowitz, S.J., Wintink, A.J., & Cudmore, L.J.  (2000).  P300 anterior-posterior slope: effects of task complexity and habituation.  Society for Psychophysiological Research Abstracts.  

Wintink, A.J. & Brudzynski, S.M.  (2000).  Haloperidol decreases glutamate-induced high-frequency ultrasonic calls in adult rats.  Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 26.

Wintink, A.J. & Brudzynski, S.M.  (1999).  Effects of amphetamine on the rate of ultrasonic calls in adult rats.  Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 25.

Schultz, K., Wintink, A.J, & Roberts, M.  (1997).  The development of young rats' allocentric maze performance is moderated by ACh availability.  Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 23.

Schultz, K., Francis, L., Ward, N., Roberts, M., Wintink, A.J. & Williams, T.  (1996).  Water maze escape latencies decrease in old rats with low postnatal testosterone exposure.  Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 22.

 

 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Books In Preparation

Wintink, M. The Neuroscience of Life Satisfaction, Success, and Happiness. In prep.

 

Magazine Articles

Wintink, A.J. (2013). Ibuprofen and Digestion. Optimyz Magazine (Nov/Dec)

Wintink, A.J. (2012). The Health Benefits of a Calorie-Restricted Diet. Optimyz Magazine. (May/June issue) 

Wintink, A.J. (2012). The Sex Continuum. Optimyz Magazine. (Mar/Apr issue, in press.)

Wintink, A.J. (2012). Epigenetics & Cancer, Part 2. Optimyz Magazine. (Jan/Feb issue)

Wintink, A.J. (2011). Epigenetics & Cancer, Part 1. Optimyz Magazine. (Nov/Dec issue)

 Wintink, A.J.  (2011). Laser Eye Surgery: When is Performance Enhancing Too Much? Optimyz Magazine. (Sep/Oct issue).

Wintink, A.J. (2011). Homeopathy: Where Less is More. Optimyz Magazine. (July/Aug issue).  

Wintink, A.J.  (2011). The Runner’s High. Optimyz Magazine. (May/Jun issue).

Wintink, A.J.  (2011). The Wandering Mind is Not a Happy One. Optimyz Magazine. (Mar/Apr issue).

Wintink, A.J.  (2011). Food For Thought: Brain Nutrition. Optimyz Magazine. (Jan/Feb issue). *This was the first issue of Canada-Wide Distribution of Optimyz Magazine.

Wintink, A.J. (2010). Yoga – The Next Miracle Drug? Optimyz Magazine. (Nov/Dec issue). Atlantic Canada distribution only, readership of 75 000.

Wintink, A.J. (2010). Tanning Salons and Cancer. Optimyz Magazine. (Sep/Oct issue).

Wintink, A.J. (2010). Using Viruses to Fight Cancer. Optimyz Magazine. (Jul/Aug issue).

Wintink, A.J. (2010). Work-Life Balance. Optimyz Magazine. (May/Jun issue). 

Wintink, A.J. (2010). Meditation and the Brain. Optimyz Magazine. (Mar/Apr issue).     

Wintink, A.J. (2010). Hormones: The Influence of Synthetic and Plant-Based Hormones as Disruptors to Our Endocrine System. Optimyz Magazine. (Jan/Feb issue).

Wintink, A.J. (2009). The Mind Workout: Exercise Promotes Learning and Emotional Wellness. Optimyz Magazine. (Nov/Dec issue).

Wintink, A.J. Shoulders Back – Open Heart. (2009). Kripalu Yoga Bulletin, International Magazine. 

* N.B. Optimyz Magazine is a Health, Lifestyle, Fitness, and Mind Magazine distributed across Canada with a readership of 300 000. The articles above are part of a regular science column that I wrote from the Nov/Dec, 2009 issue through till May/June, 2012 issue, inclusive.

 

Resource Guides

Wintink, A.J. Let Your Talents Guide Your Way! Planning Your Career Beyond High School. (2008). Resource Section in Add It Up, by Anne Richards, MD. – A Graphic Novel for Teenagers diagnosed with ADHD. Publisher: Communication Ebmed Inc. Sponsored by Shire Pharmaceutical.

 

EDUCATION CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Wintink, A.J. (2013, May). Neuroscience and the Classroom. Oral presentation at Ryerson University Faculty Day, Toronto, ON.

Wintink, A.J. (2012, May). Creativity in the Brain. Lecture at Brain Power Education Conference, Toronto, ON.

Wintink A.J. (2012, April). Creativity in the Brain. Lecture at the Turning Tides – Learning in the 21st Century Conference, Halifax, NS.

Wintink A.J. (2012, April) Preparing For Jobs That Don’t Yet Exist: A New Model of Post-Secondary Education. Lecture at the Turning Tides – Learning in the 21st Century Conference, Halifax, NS.

 

RESEARCH CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

International & National

Dwyer, C. & Wintink, M. The Effects of Studying Positive Psychology, Neuroscience, Mindfulness, Yoga, and Meditation Over A 5‐Month Period on Several Measures of Personal Growth, Happiness, and Life Satisfaction. (July 2014). Canadian Association of Positive Psychology, Ottawa, Canada. 

Wintink, A.J. & Robertson, H.A. Stimulation of dopamine D3 receptors induces the proliferation of endogenous neural stem cells. (December, 2005). Network of European Cell Transplantation and Regeneration meeting. Amsterdam, NL.

Wintink, A. J., Young, N.A., & Kalynchuk, L.E. (June, 2003). Water maze performance in male and female amygdala-kindled rats. Oral Presentation at the annual meeting for the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science, Hamilton, ON. 

Smith, S. J., Wintink, A.J., Saber, A., & Kalynchuk, L.E. (June, 2003). Effects of rapid amygdala kindling on fear-related responses.  Poster session at the annual meeting for the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science, Hamilton, ON.

Wintink, A. J.  (February, 2002).  Sex Differences in Kindling-Induced Anxiety.  Oral Presentation at tthe14th Annual Canadian Spring Meeting on Behaviour and Brain.  Fernie, B.C. 

Wintink, A.J., Davis, A.C., Gregus, A., & Kalynchuk, L.E.  (2001).  Using Long-Term Amygdala Kindling in Rats to Study the Interictal Emotionality Associated with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy.  Poster session at the Epilepsy Association of Canada Meeting.

Wintink, A. J., Young, N., Davis, A.C., Gregus, A., & Kalynchuk, L.E.  (June, 2001).  Kindling-Induced Emotional Behavior in Both Male and Female rats.  Poster session at the annual meeting for the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science, Quebec City, QC.

Davis, A.C., Gregus, A., Wintink, A.J., & Kalynchuk, L.E.  (2001, June).  Difference in Emotionality Between Left and Right Amygdala-Kindled Rats. Poster session at the annual meeting for the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science, Quebec City, QC.

Schultz, K.J., Wintink, A.J., Porhownik, N., & Main, K.  (2000, July) Spatial Performance and Women’s Persistence and Success in Science.  Workshop at the Canadian Coalition of Womenin Engineering, Science, and Technology Conference, St. John’s, Newfoundland, CA.

Wintink, A.J., Segalowitz, S. J., & Cudmore, L. J.  (2000, June).  Task Complexity and Habituation Effects on Frontal P300 Topography.  Poster session at the 11th Annual Meeting of Theoretical & Experimental Neuropsychology/Neuropsychologie Experimentale et Theorique (TENNET). 

Wintink, A.J. & Brudzynski, S.M.  (1999, May).  Effects of Amphetamine on the Rate of Ultrasonic Calls in Adult Rats. Poster session at the Southern Ontario Neuroscience Association Annual Meeting (Society for Neuroscience Chapter), Toronto, ON, CA.

Wintink, A.J., Schultz, K.J., & Roberts, M.J.  (1997, June).  Development of Spatial Strategy Use in Male and Female Rats Following Testosterone Manipulations.  Poster session presented at the annual meeting for the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science, Winnipeg, MB.

Roberts, M.J., Schultz, K.J., & Wintink, A.J.  (1997, June).  Environment Enrichment Affects Rats' Use of Hippocampally Mediated Spatial Strategies.  Poster session presented at the annual meeting for the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science, Wpg, MB. 

 

Institutional

Wintink, A.J. (2003, May).  Jack and Jill swam in a pool to fetch a hidden platform. Oral presentation at the Dalhousie Psychology and Neuroscience In-House Convention, Halifax, NS. 

Wintink, A.J.  (2002, April).  Looking for neurogenesis in an animal model of depression.  Oral presentation at the Dalhousie Psychology and Neuroscience In-House Convention, Halifax, NS.  

Wintink, A.J., Young, N. A., Davis, A. C., Gregus, A., & Kalynchuk, L.E. (2002, March).  Sex differences in Kindling-Induced Emotionality.  Poster presented at the 12th Annual Psychiatric Research Day, Halifax, NS.  

Wintink, A.J.  (2001, April).  Sex differences in kindling-induced emotionality and spatial behavior.  Oral Presentation at the Dalhousie Psychology and Neuroscience In-House Convention, Halifax, NS.  

Wintink, A.J.  (1998, April).  Right hemisphere dentate gyrus is linked to rats' spatial performance.  Paper presented at the 17th Annual Prairie Undergraduate Psychology Conference, Winnipeg, MB.   

 

OTHER CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Wintink, A.J. & White, L.E. (2012, March) Body Monologues Interactive. Workshop at the NeuroPsychoidiology Life Coaching Conference, Halifax, NS.

Wintink, A.J. (2011, April). Creativity and Intuition in the Brain. Lecture at the 1st Annual NeuroPsychoidiology Life Coaching Conference, Halifax, NS.

Wintink, A.J., & White, L. (2010, November). Body Monologues: A Workshop and Performance to Share Stories and Raise Awareness About Our Bodies. Seminar at the Breaking the Silence, Breaking the Mold National Conference on Body Image, Halifax, NS.