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The IPN office was notified that the following P.I.s may be recruiting IPN graduate students for Fall 2024. While the following list is created to help you, it is not comprehensive and you should also browse through our P.I. database to contact any P.I.s whose research interests you.

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Dr. Alyson Fournier. alyson.fournier [at]

Research in molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying axon degeneration and regeneration
Dr. Danilo Bzdok. danilo.bzdok [at] Looking for PhD students with skills and interest in programing, quantitative pattern-learning analysis, and brain imaging.
Dr. Boris Bernhardt. boris.bernhardt [at] Looking for PhD students with skills and interest in programing, network analysis, and neuroimaging.
Dr. Reza Sharif Naeini. reza.sharif [at] We are looking for motivated trainees to undertake an ambitious project examining the molecular bases of mechanosensing (touch, pain). The project will involve electrophysiological recordings from human neurons, calcium imaging, and behavioural assays of somatosensation.
Dr. Artur Kania artur.kania [at] pain circuits, pain emotion, pain circuit wiring, neurodevelopmental disorder, modelling diseases in human neurons, stem cells
Dr. Stephen Lomber stephen.lomber [at]  
Dr. Jonathan Britt jonathan.britt [at]  
Dr. Alanna Watt alanna.watt [at] We have several exciting projects studying basic cerebellar function and animal models of ataxia.
Dr. Tomoko Ohyama tomoko.ohyama [at] Neural circuit underlying the action selectin, nociception
Dr. Cecilia Flores cecilia.flores [at] Translational research on adolescent brain development and vulnerability to drugs of abuse and to social stress during this age. We are also investigating epigenetic processes and peripheral biomarkers of risk.
Dr. Nicolas Cermakian nicolas.cermakian [at] Circadian rhythms in the brain: light response and link with psychiatric disorders
Dr. Stuart Trenholm stuart.trenholm [at] Programming skills an asset.
Dr. Nancy Braverman nancy.braverman [at]

Recruiting a graduate student to assist in retinal gene therapy project, CNS therapy and clinical natural history study for peroxisome disorders.

Dr. Pia Wintermark pia.wintermark [at] www.neobrainlab.rog Recruiting motivated PhD and MSc students for research projects related to basic research in neonatal neuroscience and high-resolution neonatal brain imaging research.
Dr. Donald Van Meyel donald.vanmeyel [at] Motivated PhD students with experience and interest in developmental biology and molecular neuroscience are encouraged to apply.
Dr. David Stellwagen david.stellwagen [at]

TNF mediated synaptic plasticity in behaviour and disease

Dr. Masha Prager-Khoutorsky masha.prager-khoutorsky [at]

Dr. Arkady Khoutorsky arkady.khoutorsky [at]

To study molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying chronic pain in animal models.

Dr. Arjun Krishnaswamy arjun.krishnaswamy [at] Lab's research is focused on the assembly and function of neural circuits. We study these two general phenomena in the interconnected circuits of the retina, thalamus, cortex.

Dr. Suresh Krishna

suresh.krishna [at] Vision, hearing, eye-movements, attention, cognition - behavior, psychophysics, computation
Dr. Pablo Rusjan pablo.rusjan [at] Positron Emission Tomography Quantification
Dr. Mahsa Dadar //mahsa.dadar [at]">mahsa.dadar [at] Brain Imaging in Aging, Cerebrovascular, and Neurodegenerative Disorders
Dr. Yashar Zeighami yashar.zeighami [at] Our team investigates the brain alterations that occur during the lifespan in health and disease. The primary goal of our research is to further our understanding of healthy brain aging and the underlying mechanisms that cause deviation from this trajectory in neurodegenerative disorders. Creating a comprehensive multi-scale model of structural and functional brain alterations across the lifespan using multimodal brain MRIs Investigating the link between observed MRI changes in post-mortem samples and the underlying cellular alterations, with translational applications for in vivo datasets Identifying the genetic and environmental risk factors that cause deviation from the normative brain-behaviour trajectories, to develop diagnostic and prognostic models.
Dr. Jeremy Van Raamsdonk jeremy.vanraamsdonk [at] Molecular mechanisms underlying aging, biological resilience and neurodegenerative disease
Dr. Adil Harroud //adil.harroud [at]">adil.harroud [at] The genetic determinants of MRI phenotypes in multiple sclerosis (MS). This project will interrogate the genetic determinants of MRI endophenotypes in a unique cohort of thousands of people with MS who underwent whole genome genotyping. The genes identified will be evaluated as potential therapeutic targets.
Dr. Claire-Dominique Walker claire-dominique.walker [at] Effect of early life stress on brain neurodevelopment and circadian organization
Dr. Jean-François Cloutier jf.cloutier [at] Neurodevelopment
Dr. Majid Mohajerani majid.mohajerani [at] physiological and computational basis of cognition, with particular focus on memory and memory disorders
Dr. Marie-Hélène Boudrias mh.boudrias [at] The effects of long COVID on the autonomic nervous system
Dr. Derek Bowie derek.bowie [at] Neurophysiological mechanisms and treatment of autism and intellectual disability
Dr. Per Jesper Sjöström jesper.sjostrom [at] Synaptic Plasticity of Cortical Circuits in Health and Disease
Dr. Wayne Sossin wayne.sossin [at] Mechanisms for translational regulation in neurons
Dr. Anouk Lamontagne anouk.lamontagne [at] Modulation of brain activation during complex locomotor tasks performed in a virtual environment
Dr. Alain Ptito alain.ptito [at] traumatic brain injury and concussion diagnosis and prognosis using functional MRI
Dr. Delphine Raucher-Chéné delphine.raucher-chene [at] Digital social cognitive assessment for severe mental illness
Dr. David Rudko david.rudko [at] Ultra-High Field Brain MRI Methods Development
Dr. Linda Booij linda.booij [at] neurodevelopment of eating disorders
Dr. Jon Sakata jon.sakata [at] Neural mechanisms of vocal communication
Dr. Ed Ruthazer edward.ruthazer [at] In vivo imaging of visual system development
Dr. Guillaume Sébir guillaume.sebire [at] Role of maternal immune activation in perinatal brain injuries
Dr. Ana Velly ana.velly [at]
1) Opioid and cancer, and 2) managment of pain after shoulder arthroscopy-pilot RCT
Dr. Yasser Iturria-Medina yasser.iturriamedina [at] Personalized Multilevel Brain Computational Modeling of Neurodegeneration
Dr. Jerome Fortin jerome.fortin [at] Discovering how brain tumors arise, progress, and could be treated
Dr. Nicolas Tritsch nicolas.tritsch [at]
Neuromodulation of brain circuits controlling movement
Dr. Gerhard Multhaup gerhard.multhaup [at]
• Understanding the biology of APP, APLPs, Aβ and secretases at the molecular level in health and disease
• Key mechanistic insights regarding the pharmacological and enzymatical modulation of Aβ generation
• Development of anti-amyloid and diagnostic approaches
Dr. Sam Audrain samantha.audrain [at]
Several exciting projects using high resolution fMRI examining how long-lasting memories are formed in the brain, and how this process fails in patients with memory dysfunction. Looking for a PhD student with interest and experience with memory research, programming, and human brain imaging analyses. 


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