Women in Science @ the Ludmer Centre

It’s no secret; globally sexism continues to prevail within business, academia and research, particularly, in STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and math. The theme of the 2018 United Nations’ International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11th is ‘Equality and Parity in Science’. On March 8th, International Women’s Day builds on this with […]

Canada-Cuba-China partnership gets $1M to study Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s and dementia research just got a significant boost from a tripartite Canada-Cuba-China research collaboration. Ludmer Centre Scientific Director Dr Alan Evans is part of an international team that just received $1 M in financial support over three years to initiate the first scientific collaboration on brain imaging and neuroinformatics among leading neuroscience researchers in Canada, […]

Dr Alan Evans among 2017 Highly Cited Researchers

  Congratulations to Dr Alan Evans.  Clarivate Analytics once again ranked him among the most Highly Cited Researchers in Neuroscience and Behavior, a ranking he has maintained annually since in 2014. Three other McGill Univeristy researchers also made the top 1% ranking: Dr Mark Lathrop in Molecular Biology and Genetics, Dr Chao-Jun Li in Chemistry, and […]

84M$ CFREF for Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives

McGill University will launch an ambitious effort to advance understanding of the human brain and ease the burden of neurological and mental-health disorders, thanks to an $84 million, seven-year grant announced today under the federal government’s Canada First Excellence Research Fund (CFREF). Totaling over $213 million across three institutions – Montreal will be one of […]

Effects of maternal childhood adversity & depression on socioeconomic status

Women who reported higher levels of childhood adversity combined with higher levels of self-reported depressive symptoms are significantly more likely to live in low socio-economic environments. A new collaborative study, which included Ludmer Centre researchers A. Bouvette-Turcot, E. Unternaehrer, H. Gaudreau and M. Meaney, suggest that Socio-economic status is influenced by a life-course-pathway that begins […]

Better understanding of differences in susceptibility & resilience to chronic stress

In the first study to use ex vivo structural MRI and DTI to detect differences in local-brain-volume and tissue-diffusion properties associated with stress susceptibility/resilience, a team of researchers from Canada, USA and Singapore, including Ludmer Centre researchers (Meaney, O’Donnell, Bagot), found that stress-integrative brain regions shape the neural architecture underlying individual differences in susceptibility/resilience to […]

Canadian Institutes of Health Research Grant

To advance mental health research, the Centre participates in multidisciplinary research cadres globally to maximize its neuroinformatics infrastructure and longitudinal cohort study MAVAN. Supported by a CIHR Grant, the Centre’s statistical genetics and epigenetics expertise and Dr Ashley Wazana’s team of researchers hope, in the next 5 years, to identify psychiatric diagnoses at age 13 […]