Congratulations to the MGSS recipients of the Dr. Holly Carsley Memorial Award and the Rémi Quirion Excellence Award!

Congratulations to MGSS members, Malosree Maitra from Dr. Gustavo Turecki‘s team for obtaining the Dr. Holly Memorial Awards Carsley, and Kelly Perlman for the laboratory of Dr. Naguib Mechawar for obtaining the Rémi Quirion Award of Excellence. We are very proud of our MGSS students for these well-deserved achievements! More information about the awards can be found on the Douglas Research Centre website.

MGSS Paper Takes the Spotlight on Nature Communication’s Editors’ Highlights “From Brain to Behaviour”!

The recent MGSS paper entitled “GPR56/ADGRG1 is associated with response to antidepressant treatment” was handpicked by Nature Communications editors to be featured on Editors’ Highlights webpage of recent research on From Brain to Behaviour. The webpage can be accessed at nature.com. Congratulations to the MGSS team and trainees for this outstanding achievement!

Q&A With Dr. Turecki: Managing Stress During the COVID-19 Crisis
Ça va bien aller!

Stress and anxiety are very common during these difficult times. Here are some useful tips to cope with this changing reality from the MGSS Director, Dr. Gustavo Turecki. “Take a step back and establish a routine within this new reality, don’t forget to exercise and take a break from news if the need arises. Avoid negative thoughts and focus on activities that keep you in a positive mood.”

The MGSS hit the slopes for their annual ski day!

Healthy body = healthy mind, as the saying goes. The MGSS took the day off on Monday to enjoy the beautiful weather with a day of skiing and snowboarding at Mount Sutton.

January 29th 2020 was #BellLetsTalk Day

For each view of the Bell Let’s Talk Day video, Bell donated 5¢ towards Canadian mental health initiatives. When it comes to mental health, every action counts.

Congratulations to Daniel Almeida, named among Forbes’ 30 Under 30!

On Dec. 3, 2019, Forbes released their annual 30 under 30 list. Congratulations to Daniel Almeida, who was cited in the Science Category! Daniel is a PhD student in Dr. Gustavo Turecki’s lab, and works on molecular changes in postmortem brain samples of individuals who have experienced child abuse. Congratulations Daniel!

Congratulations to Daniel Almeida, recipient of a Jury Prize and the People’s Choice 2019 from the Science Exposed Contest (NSERC and Afcas)

La reazione nera (The black reaction) ” In 1873, Camillo Golgi published his discovery of the “black reaction” (reazione nera), a stain that would allow him and other early neuroscientists to understand the structural organization of the nervous system. Nearly 150 years later, it remains unclear why some neurons are beautifully stained by the black reaction while others are left without a trace. Yet, it is because of this selective staining that neuroscientists can visualize and trace, in precise detail, the structure of individual neurons. This image is of a post-mortem human brain section stained by the black reaction. Our… Read More »Congratulations to Daniel Almeida, recipient of a Jury Prize and the People’s Choice 2019 from the Science Exposed Contest (NSERC and Afcas)