Gustavo Turecki was recently awarded the Léo-Pariseau prize for biological and health sciences by the Association francophone pour le savoir, ACFAS. This prize is awarded yearly to a researcher to highlight the excellence and impact of his work and actions in the area of biological or health sciences. The Association francophone pour le savoir –… Read More

A new study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry(JAACAP) by the team of Dr Marie-Claude Geoffroy, researcher at the CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal (Douglas mental health university institute, McGill group for suicide studies) and the Sainte-Justine hospital research centre, reports that adolescents chronically victimized during two school years at… Read More

The American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) presented the Joel Elkes Research Award to Gustavo Turecki, December 8th 2015 in Hollywood, Florida.  This award recognizes a young scientist for outstanding clinical contribution to neuropsychopharmacology. The contribution may be based on a single discovery or a cumulative body of work. Of particular interest are contributions that further… Read More

The latest study by Dr. Fabrice Jollant, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at McGill University, demonstrates how difficulty making effective decisions can predispose an individual to suicide, a discovery that could lead to potential solutions for prevention. The study was recently published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research.  … Read More

Watch a feature about the Douglas Bell Canada Brain Bank tonight, February 5 2015  at 7 PM on Télé-Québec.   The segment will air on the “Une pilule une petite granule” television show, and is titled : “Banque de cerveaux : pour étudier le suicide”.  Visit the television show website for more information:… Read More

The Daily Planet television show will featured the research from the Turecki laboratory on January 29th. The segment is available on the Daily Planet website: (The segment title is: “BrainBank 2015: Bell Let’s Talk”) This episode features a profile on the Bell Douglas Brain Bank in Montréal, home to revolutionary brain research and a recipient of… Read More

The Fonds de recherche du Québec has named Juan Pablo Lopez “Étudiant chercheur étoile” for the month of november, for his recent publication in Nature Medicine: miR-1202 is a primate-specific and brain-enriched microRNA involved in major depression and antidepressant treatment. Go to the Fonds de recherche du Québec to view Pablo’s page: Congratulations Pablo!… Read More

Congratulations to Daniel Zhou, who won third prize for the essay he submitted to The Brain@McGill Prize for Neuroscience Undergraduate Research 2014. The title of his essay was “Elucidating the role of endogenous opioids in the regulation of social pain”. Mr. Zhou will receive his prize at the IPN retreat, on September 18th, in front… Read More

Gustavo Turecki was recently awarded the 2014 Samarthji Lal award for mental health research from the Graham Boeckh Foundation. More information about the award, and an interview with Dr. Turecki is available on the Graham Boeckh Foundation website.… Read More

Congratulations to Juan Pablo Lopez, whose recent publication in Nature Medicine is getting a lot of press! Read: The paper: Juan P. Lopez, Raymond Lim, Cristiana Cruceanu, Liam Crapper, Caroline Fasano, Benoit Labonte, Gilles Maussion, Jennie P. Yang, Volodymyr Yerko, Erika Vigneault, Salah El Mestikawy, Naguib Mechawar, Paul Pavlidis, and Gustavo Turecki. miR-1202 is a… Read More

Journal de Montréal journalist Sarah-Maude Lefebvre visited the Brain Bank last week for a feature interview. The article was published in the Saturday May 3 edition of the Journal. Read the article and view a video here:… Read More