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.


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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. 


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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

2020 IPN Open House Week

IPN will be hosting its 2020 Open House Week from February 10 to 14, inclusively. The week's itinerary will include a Welcome Day, on which you can learn about our programs, admissions, funding and student life, group tours of our supervisors' labs across campus, and a networking luncheon with a current Ph.D. student. 

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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

2019 Banting Postdoctoral Fellows

Congratulations to IPN alumni, Gian-Luca McLelland and Sébastien Tremblay, for being the 2019 recipients of the esteemed Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship (CIHR)! The PDF program offers funding of up to $70K/year (for 2 years) to exceptional postdoctoral researchers executing ground-breaking research and are promising leaders of tomorrow.

2019 IPN Open House


Throughout the week of February 4, IPN welcomed undergraduate and graduate students from universities across Quebec, Ontario and the United States to learn more about the academics, tour our research sites, visit our researchers' laboratories, discover the innovative research being conducted by our students, and to build connections with one another. 

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Music and the Brain

Congratulations to Ben Gold, IPN Ph.D. student, and his team for their recent publication in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences!

The article explains that music is capable of eliciting reward prediction errors (RPEs) in a subject's nucleus accumbens, thereby causing pleasure and motivating learning.

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2018 Grafstein Lecture in Neuroscience

On November 19, IPN was honoured to host Dr. Marc Tessier-Lavigne, President and Bing Presidential Professor of Stanford University, as the keynote speaker for its Bernice Grafstein Lecture in Neuroscience

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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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