Dr. M. Meaney

Dr. Michael Meaney

Dr. M. Meaney
M. Meaney, C.M., PhD, C.Q., FRSC, Co-Director Ludmer Centre

Dr. Meaney’s laboratory examines the biological basis by which environmental factors produce an enduring effect on genomic structures and function and their resulting phenotype variations, including mental illnesses and learning disabilities. These studies focus on epigenetic modifications to the genome that regulate gene activity, altering or switching them ‘on and off’. This work involves both basic science and translational research models, ranging from studies of molecular mechanisms to brain-development and -function in humans.  Information on Dr. Meaney’s research team and latest projects can be viewed at the Michael Meaney Laboratory

  • Researcher & Laboratory Director, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (the Douglas)
  • James McGill Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology & Neurosurgery, McGill University
  • Director, Program for the Study of Behaviour, Genes & Environment, McGill University

Impact profile: A recipient of numerous national and international honours, Dr. Meaney ranks among the world’s most cited scientists  and has been invited to present his findings at research institutes, government health agencies, and scientific meetings worldwide.

  • Thomson Reuters Web of Scienceh-index: 102
  • Google Scholar Profile
    • Total citations 56,323; 27,786 since 2010
    • Total h-index 120; 88 since 2010
    • Total i10-index of 292; 242 since 2010

Contact information

Douglas Mental Health University Institute
Perry Pavilion, Room E-4139.1
6875 boulevard LaSalle
Montréal, QC, H4H 1R3

Telephone: +1-514-761-6131 ext. 3938

E-mail: michael.meaney (at) mcgill.ca