IPN Ph.D. Student Won 3rd place at National 3MT French Competition

Congratulations to Ylauna Penalva for winning the 3rd place at National 3MT French Competition and the 1st place at McGill 3MT Competition in French.
The title of her presentation is: La Maladie d’Alzheimer: Avant d’oublier​

CONACYT Scholarship 2021-2022

Congratulations to our Ph.D. 4 student Gerardo Ramos for receiving the CONACYT Scholarship this year. Gerardo is working in Dr. Abbas Sadikot's lab. The title of his project is: Non-invasive gene therapy in Huntington's disease.

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship 2021

Congratulations to our year 5 MD-Ph.D. student Heather Whittaker for receiving the distinguished Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships this year! The Vanier Scholarships recognizes stellar Doctoral students who display academic excellence, research potential, and leadership skills. Heather is working with Dr. Robert Zatorre and Lesley Fellows. The title of her research is: Neuromodulation with cognitive training to enhance working memory.

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship 2021 

Congratulations to our second year Ph.D. Student, Hilary Sweatman, for receiving the distinguished Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship this year! The Vanier Scholarships recognizes stellar Doctoral students who display academic excellence, research potential, and leadership skills. Hilary is working in Dr. Xiaoqian Chai’s lab. The title of her research is: Episodic memory and theory-of-mind in children with autism.

Parkinson Canada Graduate Student Award

Congratulations to our PhD 4 student Ahmed Faraz Khan for receiving the Parkinson Canada Graduate Student Award. Ahmed is working in Prof. Yasser Iturria Medina's lab. The title of his project is: Integrating neurotransmitter receptors and multi-modal brain imaging to improve treatment selection in Parkinson's disease.


IPN PhD students receive McGill-CSC Scholarship in 2020 & 2021


Click here to know more about them!

Quebec Autism Research Training Program (QART) Award 2021-22

Congratulations to our incoming M.Sc. Student, Samantha Wunderlich, for receiving the Quebec Autism Research Training Program Award! QART is a competitive program that awards outstanding graduate students and postdoctoral fellows by supporting their career development. Samantha will be working in Dr. Mayada Elsabbagh’s lab.

IPN M.Sc. students receive prestigious Canada Graduate Scholarships in 2021


View the list of recipients and learn more about them here

IPN's EDI Initative

In December 2020, the IPN announced its mandate to establish 3 EDI committees. 

On March 26, we were pleased to host our first-ever EDI panel event! Such insightful, thought-provoking discussions by our powerhouse panelists Balarama Holness, J.D., Cristian Zaelzer, Ph.D., and Diane Dechief, Ph.D. Moderated by Dhabisha Kohilanathan (Project Administrator, IPN) & Kaitlyn Easson (Ph.D. student; President, GSAN).

Watch: NeuroLingo's 1st ever conference! 


NeuroLingo is a neuroscience outreach initiative founded and managed by IPN students. Its vision is to create an interactive space where the general community can learn about current neuroscience research.

Their conference in February 2021 garnered >1000 views on YouTube to date! 

Watch Replay

Watch the 2020 Grafstein Lecture with Dr. Huda Y. Zoghbi, M.D.


Missed this year's lecture? Head over to our YouTube channel to hear this year's keynote speaker Dr. Huda Y. Zoghbi, M.D. from the Baylor College of Medicine discuss genetic and therapeutic approaches to tackle neurodevelopmental disorders.


Watch lecture

IPN students named as Vanier Scholars


We are extremely pleased to announce that 4 of our Ph.D. students received the distinguished Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships this year! Left to right: Sienna Drake, Kaitlyn Easson, Justin Lessard-Wajcer, Mackenzie Michell-Robinson


Learn more about our recipients

2019 CAN-CIHR-INMHA Brain Star Award Winners


Congratulations to our Ph.D. graduate, Dr. Scott Bell, and Ph.D. candidate, Dr. Alexander Winkler-Schwartz, on receiving the 2019 Brain Star Award! These awards recognize students and trainees who published high impact discoveries in fields covered by the CIHR-INMHA in 2019.


Learn more about their research

IPN students receive prestigious Canada Graduate Scholarships in 2020


Learn more about our CGS-M recipients here

Learn more about our CGS-D recipients here

Highlights from our Open House Week


In February 2020, we welcomed local and international applicants and prospective students to explore our graduate programs, tour labs, and connect with current and former students. 


Watch Recaps


IPN Ph.D. Student listed in Forbes' 30 Under 30


Congratulations to our student Daniel Almeida for being inducted into Forbes'  '30 Under 30 list' in Science 2020! Daniel's research is focused on cell type specific epigenetic and transcriptomic signatures of severe childhood abuse in the brains of individuals who died by suicide. 

Read More on Forbes & Med e-News

IPN Ph.D. Alumna Wins at 2019 SfN Meeting

Congratulations to Lauren Reynolds for receiving the Nemko Prize in Cellular or Molecular Neuroscience. This award recognizes a young neuroscientist's Ph.D. thesis contributing to the understanding of the molecular/genetic/cellular mechanisms underlying higher brain function and cognition. Lauren also received the 2019 Prix d'Excellence de l'ADÉSAQ for her Ph.D. dissertation. 

Read SfN`s Press Release

Integrated Program in Neuroscience

World leader in neuroscience education, research and leadership

Welcome to McGill University's Integrated Program in Neuroscience (IPN)Comprising more than 450 graduate students and 230 supervisors, IPN is the largest graduate neuroscience program in North America. 

We take pride in the fact that IPN is an interdisciplinary and interdepartmental graduate program; our students and supervisors execute cutting-edge research in diverse fields of neuroscience, ranging from cellular and molecular, to behavioural and cognitive. By allowing our students to conduct research in multiple branches of neuroscience and to enrol in elective courses across disciplines, we ensure that IPN trainees are well-rounded in both the classroom and the lab.

In alignment with its high academic and research standards, IPN offers various funding opportunities and hosts lectures, seminars, and symposia every year. We also value the graduate student experience by working closely with our student association, Graduate Students' Association for Neuroscience (GSAN), and our award-winning community outreach group, BrainReach. 


#IamIPN is our web series showcasing the well-rounded excellence of our students and faculty members. We've had the opportunity to sit down with several of them to learn more about their cutting-edge research, their efforts to lead our society, and more. 


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