Congratulations to our students Golia Shafiei and Reinder Vos de Wael for receiving the IPN Excellence Award and The Ann and Richard Sievers Award in Neuroscience, respectively. Golia is currently in Dr. Misic's lab studying how local neural activity is related to global brain network dynamics, and how the delicate balance between local and global information processing translates to individual differences in behavior. Reinder is in Dr. Bernhardt's lab, and is studying the relationship between connectivity and tissue microstructure of the temporal lobe.
Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowship 2020-21
Congratulations to our incoming Ph.D. student, Adam Groh, for receiving the prestigious Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowship! This fellowship is awarded to incoming Doctoral students who demonstrate academic excellence, research potential, and leadership ability. Adam will be investigating the role of ependymal cells in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis in Dr. J. A. Stratton's lab.
2020 FRQ Recipients
Congratulations to our M.Sc. and Ph.D. students for receiving funding from FRQ-S and FRQ-NT this year!
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
Congratulations to our Ph.D. student, Anjali Chawla! The DKG World Fellowship recognizes and supports excellent female students in foreign countries to pursue graduate studies in Canada or the United States. Anjali is currently in Dr. G. Turecki's lab, and is studying single-cell epigenomics in individuals with Major Depressive Disorder.
IPN Master's students receive prestigious Canada Graduate Scholarships for 2020-21
View the list of our recipients and learn more about them here
IPN Ph.D. students receive prestigious Canada Graduate Scholarships in 2020
View our list of recipients and learn more about them here
External Awards from Parkinson Canada and CRIR 2019
Congratulations to IPN Ph.D. student, Alexandra Potvin-Desrochers, for receiving the Graduate Student Award from Parkinson Canada (2019-21) and a Doctoral Scholarship from Centre de recherche Interdisciplinaire en réadaptation du Montréal métropolitain (CRIR, 2019).
New IPN students receive international student funding
Congratulations to several of our students for receiving funding from the China Scholarship Council (CSC), German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and CONACYT to pursue their graduate studies at McGill. Xinyuan Li, Charlotte Maschke, Luis Aguilera Luna (not pictured) and Luisa Elena Hernandez Melo (not pictured) were admitted into the program in Fall 2019.
2019 Edgar Kerstan Memorial Scholarship (Mensa Canada)
Daniel Almeida is the recipient of the 2019 Edgar Kerstan Memorial Scholarship offered by Mensa Canada. Daniel is a 5th year Ph.D. Candidate in Dr. G. Turecki's lab. His research is based out of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute (McGill Group for Suicide Studies) and focuses on cell type specific epigenetic and transcriptomic signatures of severe childhood abuse in the brains of individuals who died by suicide.
IPN is pleased to announce that 25+ of its students have received a graduate student fellowship from Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives (HBHL) this year!
High Academic Standing: 2019 Nakhle and Claudine Wehbe Fellowship
Congratulations to Jemal Yesuf for being selected to receive the 2019 Nakhle and Claudine Wehbe Fellowship! Jemal is currently a Ph.D. student within the IPN, and is being supervised by Dr. A. Sadikot. His research project is titled "Histological Atlases for Better Understanding of Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson's Disease."
NSERC PGS-D 2019
IPN is pleased to announce that 3 of its students were recipients of this year's NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships-Doctoral (PGS-D). These scholarships are awarded to high-calibre doctoral students in natural sciences or engineering.
Featured to the right is one of the recipients, Amanda Perrozzo. A Ph.D. candidate in Dr. D. Bowie's lab, Amanda's research project is titled "Investigating the structural basis of auxiliary protein modulation for the fine-tuning of AMPA receptor signaling."
FRQ-S & FRQ-NT 2019-20
We are pleased to announce that several IPN graduate students have received funding from Fonds de Recherche du Québec– Santé (FRQ-S) and FRQ-Nature et Technologies (FRQ-NT), for the 2019-20 year.
FRQ-S awards financial support to graduate students and researchers demonstrating high standards of excellence and ethics in the health field. FRQ-NT does so in the field of natural sciences.
(To the right are few of our awardees)
Congratulations to our student, Pascal Ibrahim, for obtaining pilot project funding from Réseau Québécois sur le Suicide, les Troubles de l'Humeur, et les Troubles Associés (RQSHA) in 2018. RQSHA recognizes and awards excellent trainees and researchers carrying out suicide research in Quebec.
The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships are prestigious awards given to stellar Canadian doctoral students, who demonstrate both academic excellence and superior leadership skills. They are valued at $50,000 per annum, for 3 years.
In 2018, 3 of the 13 McGill Vanier Scholars were IPN students: Guido Guberman, Joanna Szyszkowicz, and Sarah Barnett-Burns.
McGill University's Faculty of Medicine awards internal studentships to excellent graduate students within its faculty, who are displaying high performance in both academics and research.
(To the right are some of the 2018 IPN awardees)
Canada Graduate Scholarships - Master's Program 2018
The CGS-M Program awards scholarships to excellent Canadian graduate students demonstrating high achievement in their undergraduate and early graduate years.
(To the right are few of the 2018 IPN Awardees)
NSERC CGS-D & PGS-D 2018
The Alexander G. Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral (CGS-D) and the NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships-Doctoral (PGS-D) are awarded to high-calibre doctoral students in natural sciences or engineering. The CGS D Scholarships are valued at $35,000 per year, and the PGS D Scholarships are valued at $21,000 per year, both for a maximum of 3 years.
(To the right are few of the 2018 IPN awardees)
CIHR Doctoral Research Awards 2018
The CIHR Doctoral Research Awards, also known as the Frederick Banting & Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships, are given to select high-calibre doctoral students carrying out health-related research in Canada. These scholarships are valued at $35,000 per year, for up to 3 years.
(To the right: Claire Gizowski was one of two IPN students to receive the award in 2018)
IPN Internal Studentships 2018
The Integrated Program in Neuroscience recognizes and awards those who are in excellent academic standing in the program. Our Internal Student Awards are valued at $10,000 for 1 year.
(To the right: Maël Mauchand was one of several recipients of the IPN Internal Student Awards in 2018)
Bourse d'Excellence Desjardins 2018
This is a reputable award given to an outstanding graduate student executing research at the Montreal Neurological Institute.
The 2018 recipient of the 'Desjardins Excellence' Award is Yvonne Yau. Yvonne is an IPN Ph.D. student, and her research work investigates the neuronal underpinnings of decision and deliberations.
The Molson Neuro-Engineering Studentships 2018
These are awarded to select graduate students executing high-level research work in the field of neuro-engineering, at the Montreal Neurological Institute. The Molson Studentships are worth $10,000 for 1 year.
(To the right: Simon Hua and Mardja Bueno Silva are two of three IPN students to receive the Molson Studentships in 2018)
Graduate Mobility Award: Jessie Muir
Jessie Muir, Ph.D. student in IPN, was awarded the Graduate Mobility Award , which offered her the opportunity to travel to New York to attend a course titled 'High Throughput Biology: From Sequences to Networks,' organized by Bioinformatics.ca.
Currently training in Dr. R. Bagot's lab, Jessie's research project studies the signatures of stress susceptibility in the glutametergic inputs to the nucleus accumbens.
Mathilde was awarded the 2018 Brain Canada Fellowship for the Brain Canada-Kids Brain Health Network Training Awards for her project entitled "Interleukin-1 blockade along with hypothermia to prevent cerebral palsy arising from refractory neonatal asphyxia."
2018 Brain Canada Awardee. Supervised by Dr. Arkady Khoutorsky, Mehdi's project is titled “Dysregulation of integrated stress response (ISR) pathway in Fragile X syndrome."
PhD Candidate and 2017-18 Vanier Scholar
Suzanne van der Veldt
PhD Candidate and 2017-18 Vanier Scholar
PhD Candidate and 2017-18 Vanier Scholar
The aim of 2017-18 CIHR CGSM awardee David Levi's research is to elucidate the synaptic mechanisms by which high dietary salt intake leads to excessive secretion of the antidiuretic hormone, vasopressin, and how this may contribute to salt-sensitive hypertension.
The aim of NSERC CGSM awardee Stephanie Tullo's research is to investigate normative relationships between age and subcortical morphology across the healthy adult lifespan by improving upon an existing automated segmentation pipeline, MAGeTbrain, in which delineates structures of the brain in structural MRI data.
2017-18 NSERC PGSD awardee Shannon Tansley studies the role of the extracellular matrix in the development and maintenance of neuropathic pain (Co-supervised by Jeffrey Mogil and Arkady Khoutorsky).
2017-18 NSERC CGSD awardee Jocelyne Whitehead uses fMRI to investigate the neural correlates of cross-modal emotional processing. Her current focus is using advanced analysis techniques as to isolate the neural response to music, singing and speech.
IPN student Elizabeth DuPre has been awarded the prestigious 2017-2018 Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowship from the McGill Faculty of Medicine.
2017 CIHR Doctoral Banting and Best CGS Scholarship winner Claire Gizowski's research is focused on investigating how the brain's endogenous clock can regulate circadian behaviours at the cellular and network level. Claire was also awarded a prestigious Brain Star award at the 2017 Canadian Association of Neuroscience conference.
2017-18 CONACYT awardee Gloria Castaneda's doctoral work is focused on studying the component processes that underlie motivation and their potential overlap with other symptoms such as depression and fatigue. With this project, we are also expecting to be able to lay groundwork to assure that neuroscience advances can be effectively applied in the field, in clinical or healthy populations at risk of diminished motivation.
Lauren Reynolds, a Ph.D. Candidate in the Flores laboratory, was recently awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (NRSA F31) from the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).
Tara Delorme, in Dr. Cermakian and Dr. Srivastava’s laboratories, was awarded a Masters Studentship jointly sponsored by the Schizophrenia Society of Canada Foundation (SSCF) and the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology (CCNP) to pursue her research project on the interaction between circadian disruption and risk factors for schizophrenia.