Dr. Michael Petrides is a co-recipient of one of only 24 Program Grants awarded worldwide by the Human Frontier Science Program, an international organization that supports new research in complex biological systems. Dr. Petrides is a researcher at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, as well as Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery, and Psychology at McGill University.
People with schizophrenia often misinterpret what they see and experience in the world. New research provides insight into the brain mechanisms that might be responsible for this misinterpretation.
The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro, McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre, is at the forefront of Parkinson’s research and clinical care. Parkinson’s patients are seen at The Neuro’s Movement Disorders Clinic and the Montreal General Hospital. Approximately 100,000 Canadians have Parkinson’s disease.
New Rapid-Access Clinic at The Neuro reduces wait time
The Neuro has been at the forefront of epilepsy treatment and research for over half a century. The “Montreal Procedure” developed by Dr. Wilder Penfield and colleagues revolutionized the surgical treatment for epilepsy, allowing thousands of patients to start new lives free of seizures. The use of electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the study and treatment of epilepsy was pioneered at The Neuro.
Post-Synaptic Careers - Life after a Neuroscience Degree (A new Discussion Series with guest speakers)
What can one do after a degree in Neuroscience?
This discussion series will address this question through informal conversations with some successful non-academics with graduate degrees in neuroscience; the series will compliment IPN’s Pathways and Connections, which is the academic equivalent of Post-Synaptic Careers. This is your chance to talk to those who were once where you are. Ask the guest speakers about the often difficult decision to leave academia and the important, but sometimes serendipitous, connections that led them to where they are now.
Jonathan Berken is a PhD student in the IPN at McGill. An American citizen, he came to McGill to study the cognitive neuroscience of bilingualism in the vibrant French/English environment of Montreal. Jonathan received a Bachelor of Arts at Yale University, where he double-majored in French literature and Psychology.
On March 13th, the McGIll Integrated Program in Neuroscience will welcome prospective graduate students to meet faculty and current students from our program. Professors who are looking for graduate students in September 2013 and January 2014 will be present to talk about their research in neuroscience. Refreshments will be served.
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