David Maillet Honoured by Government of Quebec as 2012 Étudiants Chercheurs-Étoiles Award Winner

Published: 7 May 2012

Graduate Postdoctoral Studies would like to congratulate PhD Neuroscience student David Maillet, who has been selected as the winner of an Étudiants Chercheurs-Étoiles award, of the Fonds Santé of the government of Quebec. David's research is aimed at better understanding why memory declines with age, in order to develop strategies to reduce or counteract this phenomenon, improving the quality of life for seniors in our society. Maillet, who also did his MSc at McGill, has used a technique called functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), to study which brain areas are involved in memory. His research has demonstrated that structural decreases in certain areas of the brain during healthy aging are related to altered recruitment of the neural networks used during memory tasks, which in turn relates to poorer memory performance in older adults. We wish him all the best as he continues this exciting research.


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