Congrats to Dr. Mechawar for his recent successfully funded CIHR grant!

Congratulations to our MGSS Principal Investigator Dr. Naguib Mechawar who was successful in obtaining a CIHR project grant in the Spring 2020 competition! The funded project is called: “Remodeling of cerebral plasticity by early-life adversity: cellular and molecular mechanisms in the human brain“.

Q & A with Dr. Marie-Claude Geoffroy, Canada Research Chair in Youth Suicide Prevention – Tier 2

Over the summer, the Canada Research Chair program announced the most recent recipients of Tier 1 and Tier 2 CRCs. Among them were Marie-Claude Geoffroy, PhD, a researcher in the MGSS, Douglas Research Centre, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology at McGill University. Click on the link below to see how obtaining a CRC could make difference in Dr. Geoffroy’s line of research. https://douglas.research.mcgill.ca/meet-our-latest-canada-research-chair-dr-marie-claude-geoffroy

Congratulations to Massimiliano Orri, recipient of the NARSAD Young Investigator Award!

Congratulations to MGSS member Massimiliano Orri for his NARSAD Young Investigator Award! His project, “Genome-Wide Investigation of Irritable and Non-Irritable Depression Phenotypes: Toward a Refinement of the Genetic Architecture of Depression,” was selected among numerous strong submissions for funding by the Brain and Behavior Reserach Foundation. 

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
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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.