Information for Neuroscience Professors

Amanda Perozzo

Recipient of "J.P. Collip Fellowship" for 2018-2019, a $10,000 internal studentship offered by McGill's Faculty of Medicine.

Ms. Perozzo is currently enrolled in the IPN MSc program, as a Y2 student.
Supervisor: Dr. Derek Bowie. 

Mehdi Hooshmandi

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”.

Morteza Pishnamazi

Awardee of 2017-18 Lloyd Carr-Harris Fellowship from the McGill Faculty of Medicine. Morteza Pishnamazi is coming with a Doctor of Medicine degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and started his PhD in 2017 as a Rotation Program student at IPN.

Daniel Almeida

PhD Candidate and 2017-18 Vanier Scholar

Jacob Vogel

PhD Candidate and 2017-18 Vanier Scholar

Claire Gizowski

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.

Elizabeth DuPre

IPN student Elizabeth DuPre has been awarded the prestigious 2017-2018 Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowship from the McGill Faculty of Medicine.

Jocelyne Whitehead

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.

David Levi

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.

Stephanie Tullo

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. 

Shannon Tansley

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)

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 Insititue on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

Gloria Castaneda

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. 

Suzanne van der Veldt

PhD Candidate and 2017-18 Vanier Scholar.

Tara Delorme

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.

Mathilde Chevin

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".

Our graduate program has close to 240 supervisors spread across many departments, research institutes, and neuroscience disciplines. The sections below contain important information that you should review prior to accepting students through the IPN.

Admissions' Database of students

Student applications which have met IPN requirements can be browsed through here:

Admissions' Database.

Please note that you will need to log in with the database username and password to gain access to this. Please email ipn.admissions [at] if you need this to be resent to you.

The IPN Letter of Understanding between Supervisor and Student


Ensure you know the responsibilities of supervisor and student before you start in the IPN. IPN has implemented a Letter of Understanding (LoU) that must be accepted by student and supervisor, before the supervisor may take on the student. Once filled out by the supervisor, the letter should detail what is expected of the student, e.g. the number of hours to work in the lab, conference attendance policy, lab policy on publications etc. The LoU was introduced to protect both student and supervisor in case of conflict, and also to clarify the nature of how each lab is run. Students MUST read this carefully. If a student thinks some of the expectations are unreasonable, they should be negotiated with the supervisor before the student agrees to the letter. A blank copy of the Letter of Understanding can be found here: mcgill_ipn_lou_signup_form.pdf


Taking on Rotation Program Students

As you probably know, the IPN has embarked on a Ph.D. Rotation Program, starting in September 2010. A few, hand-picked, talented students will be doing three three-month rotations during the first year of their studies. At the end of this year, during which their stipend is paid by IPN, they will pick a supervisor with whom to complete their Ph.D..

The rotation program has two goals. One is to expose students to a wide range of research going on at McGill and help them establish lasting acquaintanceships that they can draw on for collaborations in the future, regardless of which lab they end up choosing for their PhD in year 2. The other goal is to help place students as well as possible in a matched doctoral research lab.

As a supervisor who wishes to take on rotation student, here is what we require of you:

  • Physical space in your lab for the student.
  • A meaningful short-term project, OR...
  • An ongoing project in which the student can be actively engaged, and thus can gain experience.


Additional Info:

  • If you can take on a student for a rotation, but cannot commit to having the student for a full Ph.D., do let the students know and they can choose whether or not to use up a rotation slot in your lab.
  • IPN strongly recommends that you take on no more than two first-year rotation students in any academic year.
  • Should you take on a rotation student for their Ph.D. in year 2, you will be responsible for the stipend, just as you would be for a regular IPN student.
  • If you wish to be added or removed form the list of supervisors who wish to take on rotation students, please email projects.ipn [at]


McGill works in partnership with the National Council for Science and Technology of the United Mexican States (CONACYT) to co-sponsor Mexican students enrolled in a Master's Research Program or PhD at McGill. The agreement aims at attracting Mexican students to pursue graduate studies at Canada’s leading research-intensive university. McGill is proud to have been identified by CONACYT as a destination of choice for Mexican students.


McGill (the department/supervisor) will cover the difference between the cost of tuition fees at the International Student rate and the Quebec Resident rate (International supplement).

This funding agreement is for a maximum period of two (2) years for masters students, and four (4) years for PhD students.


To be eligible, students must meet all of McGill’s requirements for admission to a Master’s Research or PhD program. For more CONACYT eligibility information, please visit the CONACYT website.

How to Apply

Students must apply to the graduate program of their choice at Mcgill. Upon acceptance and receipt of their official Offer of Admission, students must apply directly to CONACYT to submit all required documentation. For CONACYT application deadlines, please visit the CONACYT website.