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Prior to pursuing a PhD in the IPN Daniel Almeida lived in Toronto his entire life, where he completed an HBSc in Physiology and Psychology at the University of Toronto. Daniel’s doctoral thesis explores single cell type alterations in the methylome and transcriptome of prefrontal pyramidal cells isolated from the brains of individuals who experience childhood abuse and later died by suicide. These studies are accomplished by combining post-mortem brain samples with psychological autopsies rich in clinical information. Beyond the lab Daniel directs GSAN’s peer support program and teaches suicide crisis intervention workshops for support groups on campus. daniel.almeida [at] (He welcomes questions from prospective applicants).

Specialties: MSc-to-PhD transfer

Yvonne Yau is a PhD student in the IPN Rotation Program.  She has lived in Vancouver, Hong Kong, the U.K., and the U.S.  Yvonne received a B.Sc. at the University of Bristol, where she double-majored in Psychology and Zoology, and holds a M.Sc. in Neuroscience from University College London and Yale University.  Since arriving at McGill, Yvonne has rotated through labs at several IPN affiliated research sites including the Montreal Neurological Institute, McConnell Brain Imaging Centre, and Ludmer Psychiatry Research & Training Building. yvonne.yau [at] (She welcomes questions from prospective applicants).

Specialties: international students, rotation program.