Lindsay Naef, PhD
The BRaIN Program at the Research Institute of McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) brings together over 125 neuroscientists, neurologists, ophthalmologists, psychiatrists, neurosurgeons, population health researchers, and more than 300 trainees to advance knowledge in key areas of research, and facilitate multidisciplinary collaboration by consolidating its members’ expertise within a single entity.
Our scientists investigate the intricate molecular pathways that help nerve cells grow and connect, they map brain-wide networks that support motor, sensory, cognitive, and affective functions, and they apply this knowledge to manage and treat disorders of the nervous system. Our research is integrated with clinical settings across multiple research sites.
The Brain Repair and Integrative Neuroscience Program (BRaIN) is centred around five main research themes:
Researchers in the BRaIN program are involved in a multitude of research initiatives, including:
The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) is a world-renowned biomedical and healthcare research centre. The Institute, which is affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine of McGill University, is the research arm of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) – an academic health centre located in Montreal, Canada, that has a mandate to focus on complex care within its community. The RI-MUHC supports over 460 researchers and close to 1,300 research trainees devoted to a broad spectrum of fundamental, clinical and health outcomes research at the Glen and the Montreal General Hospital sites of the MUHC.