Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a devastating fatal disease of the nervous system that kills two to five Canadians every day. On September 19th and 20th, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro), at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre will host the 10th Annual ALS Symposium of the Fondation André-Delambre. Nearly one hundred researchers and clinicians from several countries will come together to discuss recent progress in ALS research.
Dr. Peter McPherson, James McGill Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, and Anatomy and Cell Biology at the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC).
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.