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The Brain@McGill Hall of Fame

A tribute to the world class research in neuroscience undertaken at McGill

In front of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard, they regularly pour cement to record the hand, foot and occasional hoof print of famous movie stars.

Cement not being appropriate skin care for the hands of neuroscientists, we are proud to introduce more conventional recognition for our research stars – the Brain@McGill Hall of Fame!

Being a McGill Brain Star is of no monetary value whatsoever but is our way of recognizing outstanding investigative accomplishment.  Our purpose is to draw attention to the exceptional pioneering work that has been done within the McGill neuro community – and which continues at a prodigious pace.

To help publicize these achievements, we will post profiles of our “stars” on a regular basis.  Be sure to check out the first, a timely tribute to Ron Melzack of the now-famous gate-control theory of pain.

Selection to the Brain@McGill Hall of Fame is ongoing and we welcome nominations.

Here, in alphabetical order, are the initial members of the Brain@McGill Hall of Fame:

Albert Aguayo

    Demonstration of the potential capacity for regrowth of CNS axons  Read more...

Donald Hebb

  Hypothesis of activity-dependent synaptic plasticity  Read more...    

and more.

Kris Krnejevic

Pioneering work in chemical transmission

Heinz Edgar Lehmann

  Pioneer of the pharmacological treatment of schizophrenia  Read more...       

Frank (Hank) MacIntosh

  Discovery of choline uptake

Ronald Melzack

  Hypothesis of the “gate control” theory of pain  Read more... 

Brenda Milner

  Hippocampal and parahippocampal mechanisms of memory  Read more...      

Wilder Penfield

  Homunculus representation in the human cerebral cortex   Read more...      

More... wiki entry    Library and Archives Canada    video biography

Juda Hirsch Quastel

  Pioneering studies in neurochemistry

Theodore Sourkes

  Dopamine replacement therapy in Parkinson’s disease

Leonard (Leo) S. Wolfe

Early work on gangliosides and prostaglandins in the CNS