Brain researchers intro

The Brain Repair and Integrative Neuroscience (BRaIN) program brings together fundamental and clinical neuroscientists (129 scientists and over 300 trainees). Researchers at the Centre for Translational Biology (CTB) perform basic research on neurodevelopment, brain function and plasticity, but also on the visual system, behaviour and neurological/neurodegenerative diseases. Investigators from the Centre for Innovative Medicine (CIM) and the Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) perform clinical studies and epidemiological research on aging, neurological disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, and mental disorders. Researchers are located at the Montreal General Hospital, Royal Victoria Hospital, Allan Memorial Institute, Ludmer Building, and the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI).

 

Centre for Translational Biology (CTB)
Centre for Innovative Medicine (CIM)
Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE)
MNI Researchers
Associate investigators of the BRaIN Program

Subheading - Centre for Translational Biology (CTB)

Centre for Translational Biology (CTB)

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Curtis Baker, BSc, PhD

vision

neurophysiology

perception

psychophysics

Chawki Benkelfat, MD, CSPQ

biological psychiatry

brain correlates of neuropsychiatric disorders

5HT

DA

depression

Charles Bourque, PhD

osmoregulation

thermosensitivity

osmosensitivity

hypertension

Salvatore Carbonetto, PhD

cell adhesion molecules

synapse formation and plasticity

muscular dystrophy

autism

Brian Chen, PhD

neural circuit formation

neural development

synaptic targeting

mental retardation

synaptic plasticity

Terence Coderre, M.Sc., PhD

pain

nociception

analgesia

neuroplasticity

excitatory amino acids

Samuel David, PhD

Neurology and neurosurgery

CNS regeneration

spinal cord injury

multiple sclerosis

neurodegenerative diseases

Reza Farivar-Mohseni, M.Sc., PhD

high resolution MRI

visual perception

functional imaging

psychophysics

traumatic brain injury

Kathryn Gill, PhD

Addictions

mental illness

treatment outcome

knowledge translation

Gabriella Gobbi, MD, PhD

Mood disorder

cannabis

melatonin

psychopharmacology

mental disorders

David Haegert, MD, FRCPC

Multiple sclerosis

T-cell biology

MS progression

Robert Hess, PhD

visual processing

amblyopia

psychophysics

brain imaging

Frederick Kingdom, PhD

visual perception

colour vision

transparency

visual illusions

image processing

Marco Leyton, PhD

addictions

personality traits

mood disorders

neurobiology

Nancy Low, MD, MSc

mood disorders

bipolar

depression

anxiety

family

Janine Mendola, PhD

Vision

perception

visual cortex

neuroimaging

physiology

Kathleen Mullen, PhD

vision

colour vision

functional brain imaging (fMRI)

brain stimulation (TMS)

visual cortex

Keith Murai, PhD

brain

plasticity

synapse

disease

development

Roberta Palmour, PhD

Psychiatric genetics

primate behavior

multifactorial diseases

methods

cell culture

Alain Ptito, PhD

traumatic brain injury

concussion

blindsight

Yong Rao, PhD

axon guidance

tiling

circuit development

aggression

Per Jesper Sjöström, M.Sc., PhD

synaptic plasticity

learning and memory

neuronal circuits

synaptic disease

David Stellwagen, PhD

cytokine

tumor necrosis factor (TNF)

huntington's disease

amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

autism

Donald Van Meyel, PhD

neural development

dendrite morphogenesis

glial cell differentiation

membrane transport proteins

neuron-glial interactions

Subheading - Centre for Innovative Medicine (CIM)

Centre for Innovative Medicine (CIM)

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Linda Beauclair, MD, FRCPC

psychopharmacology

antipsychotics

antiepileptics

antidepressants

tardive dyskinesia

John Chen, MD

Retina

vitreous

macula

diabetic retinopathy

macular degeneration

Elaine De Guise, PhD

traumatic brain injury

concussion

neuropsychological assessment

cognition

outcome

Lisa Koski, PhD

neuropsychology

neuroimaging

rehabilitation

cognitive disorders

transcranial magnetic stimulation

Lise Laporte, PhD

borderline personality disorder

youth protection services

prevalence

Mélanie Lavoie-Tremblay, RN, PhD

Nursing Services administration

Judith Marcoux, MD, M.Sc.

Neurotrauma

traumatic brain injury

spinal cord injury

neurointensive care

neurosurgery

Howard Margolese, MD, M.Sc., FRCPC

psychopharmacology

first episode psychosis

schizophrenia

clinical trials

Gail Myhr, MD, CM, M.Sc.

cognitive behavioural therapy

suitability

anxiety

psychosis

Ronald Postuma, MD, M.Sc.

Parkinson's disease

Cécile Rousseau, MD

Mental health

culture

immigrants

refugees

adolescents

Yoram Shir, MD

pain

opioids

fibromyalgia

myofascial pain

diet

Anthony Zeitouni, MD

Vestibular

acoustic neuroma

otolith

hearing loss

middle ear mechanics

Subheading - Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE)

Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE)

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Sara Ahmed, PhD

patient-reported outcome

health information technologies

chronic disease management

health-related quality of life

knowledge translation

Susan Bartlett, PhD

behavioural medicine

inflammatory arthritis

patient-centred outcomes

patient research partners

psychosocial factors

Nancy Mayo, PhD

chronic disease

health outcomes

rehabilitation

health services

disability

Tuong-Vi Nguyen, MD, M.Sc.

neuroendocrinology

behavior

development

mental illness

steroid hormones

Mark Ware, MBBS, MRCP, M.Sc.

pain

cannabinoids

neuropathy

epidemiology

pharmacovigilance

Christina Wolfson, B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD

neurology

epidemiology

aging

measurement

biostatistics

MNI researchers and BRaIN associates

Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI)

Dr. Eva Andermann
Dr. Jack Antel
Dr. Gary Armstrong
Dr. Douglas Arnold
Dr. Massimo Avoli
Dr. Sylvain Baillet
Dr. Andrea Bernasconi
Dr.Boris Bernhardt
Dr. Bernard Brais
Dr. Jean-François Cloutier
Dr. Louis Collins
Dr. Alain Dagher
Dr. Thomas Durcan
Dr. Étienne De Villers-Sidani
Dr. Jelena Djodjevic
Dr. François Dubeau
Dr. Simon Ducharme
Dr. Heather Durham
Dr. Alan Evans
Dr. Lesley Fellows
Dr. Edward Fon
Dr. Alyson Fournier
Dr. Ziv Gan-Or
Dr. Angela Genge
Dr. Paul Giacomini

Dr. Jean Gotman
Dr. Benoit Goulet
Dr. Daniel Guitton
Dr. Édith Hamel
Dr. Kenneth Hastings
Dr. Richard Hoge
Dr. Barbara Jones
Dr. Marilyn Jones-Gotman
Dr. Jason Karamchandani
Dr. Timothy Kennedy
Dr. Denise Klein
Dr. Eliane Kobayashi
Dr. Neda Ladbon-Bernasconi
Dr. Anne-Louise Lafontaine
Dr. Yves Lapierre 
Dr. Gabriel Leonard
Dr. Rami Massie 
Dr. Heidi McBride
Dr. Peter McPherson
Dr. Brenda Milner
Dr. Austen Milnerwood
Dr. Bratislav Misic
Dr. Josephine Nalbantoglu
Dr. Erin O'Ferrall 
Dr. Christopher Pack

Dr. Kevin Petrecca
Dr. Michael Petrides
Dr. Adrien Peyrache
Dr. Gilles Plourde
Dr. Alain Ptito
Dr. Andrew Reader
Dr. Guy Rouleau
Dr. Edward Ruthazer
Dr. Abbas Sadikot
Dr. Carlo Santaguida
Dr. Philippe Séguéla
Dr. Madeleine Sharp
Dr. Amir Shmuel
Dr. Eric Shoubridge
Dr. Wayne Sossin
Dr. Jean-Paul Soucy
Dr. Nathan Spreng
Dr. Stefano Stifani
Dr. Thomas Stroh
Dr. Viviane Sziklas
Dr. Donatella Tampieri 
Dr. Jeanne Teitelbaum  
Dr. Daria Trojan 
Dr. Martin Veilleux 
Dr. Robert Zatorre

Associate investigators of the BRaIN program

Dr. Bryan Arthurs
Dr. Steven Backman

Dr. Colin Chalk
Dr. Dara Charney
Dr. John Chen
Dr. Raquel Del Carpio-O’Donovan
Dr. Eleanor Elstein

Dr. Mary-Ann Fitzcharles
Dr. Kosar Khwaja
Dr. Lise Laporte

Dr. Mélanie Lavoie-Tremblay
Dr. Judith Marcoux
Dr. Howard Margolese

Dr. Gail Myhr
Dr. Lucie Nadeau

Dr. Hady Saheb
Dr. Rajeet Saluja
Dr. Yoram Shir
Dr. Warren Steiner