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:
Demonstration of the potential capacity for regrowth of CNS axons Read more...
Hypothesis of activity-dependent synaptic plasticity Read more...
Pioneering work in chemical transmission
Heinz Edgar Lehmann
Pioneer of the pharmacological treatment of schizophrenia Read more...
Frank (Hank) MacIntosh
Discovery of choline uptake
Hypothesis of the “gate control” theory of pain Read more...
Hippocampal and parahippocampal mechanisms of memory Read more...
Homunculus representation in the human cerebral cortex Read more...
Juda Hirsch Quastel
Pioneering studies in neurochemistry
Dopamine replacement therapy in Parkinson’s disease
Leonard (Leo) S. Wolfe
Early work on gangliosides and prostaglandins in the CNS