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Lab Director

Caroline Paquette

Assistant Professor
Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education, McGill University

Associate Member
Department of Neurology & Neurosurgery, McGill University

Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation of Greater Montreal (CRIR) - Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital site

Phone: 514.398.4184 x00890
Fax: 514-398-4186
caroline [dot] paquette [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

475 Pine Avenue West
Room 212 Montreal, Quebec
Canada   H2W 1S4


Research Interests

  • Brain control of human locomotion in healthy and neurological populations

  • Non-invasive brain stimulation tools as add-on therapies to prevention/rehabilitation of motor function

  • Knowledge translation to clinical and community settings

Educational Background

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Neuroplasticity Laboratory, McGill University at SMBD Jewish General Hospital and Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, 2009-2012
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Neurological Sciences Institute, Oregon Health Science University, 2007-2008
  • PhD, Rehabilitation Sciences, McGill University, 2006
  • MSc, Kinesiology, Université Laval, 2000
  • BSc, Kinesiology, Université Laval, 1999

Selected Honors & Awards

  • 2012, Heart & Stroke Foundation of Quebec, Le moment de vérité Award of Excellence     
  • 2009-2012, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Postdoctoral Fellowship Award - Mobility in Aging
  • 2011, XXVth International Symposium on Cerebral Blood Flow, Metabolism and Function & Xth International Conference on Quantification of Brain Function with PET, Young Investigator Travel Bursary
  • 2009-2011, Focus on Stroke: Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, CIHR Institute of Aging and Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health, and the Canadian Stroke Network, Postdoctoral Fellowship Award - Declined
  • 2005-2006, McGill University Faculty of Medicine, Internal Studentship
  • 2001-2004, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) – JRH, Doctoral Award
  • 2001-2004, FCAR-FRSQ-santé REPAR, Doctoral Award Supplement

Research Support

  • 2013-2018 PI, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Brain Control of Human Locomotion, Research Grant ($145K total)
  • 2013-2017 PI, Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) – Leaders Opportunity Fund, Infrastructure Grant ($275K)
  • 2012-2014 PI, Heart & Stroke Foundation, Neuronal correlates of locomotion: understanding the effects of post-stroke neuroplasticity to develop new add-on therapies, Grant-in-Aid ($46K)
  • 2013-2016 co-PI (PI: Thiel), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), NOninvasve Repeated THerapeutic STimulation for Aphasia Recovery – NORTHSTAR, Operating Grant ($500K)
  • 2010-2013, Co-PI (PI: Thiel), Heart & Stroke Foundation, Improving post-stroke recovery by combining non-invasive brain stimulation with rehabilitation, Grant-in-Aid ($77K)