Alumni

Dr. Nicolas Nuñez

MASTERS STUDENT (2015-2018)
Psychiatry Residency: National Unversity of La Plata Argentina
MD National University of La Plata, Argentina
BSC University of Illinois, IL, US
Projects: Characterization of treatment-resistant depression, the endocannabinoid system in unipolar and bipolar depression

Email: nicolas.nunez [at] mail.mcgill.ca

Currently: Research fellow at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science in Rochester, MN, USA

 

Tobias Atkin

RESEARCH ASSISTANT (2016-2017)
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT (2015-2016)
B.A English (Cultural Studies) and B.Sc Physiology, McGill University

Projects: Meta-analysis of cannabis use as a risk factor for depression, review of medications for insomnia, the endocannabinoid system in unipolar and bipolar depression

Email: tobias.atkin [at] mail.mcgill.ca

Currently: Medical student at SUNY Downstate (NY, USA)

 

Seung Hyun (Sam) Min

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT 

BSc Anatomy and Cell Biology, McGill University

Project: Differential Roles of Melatonin Receptors MT1 and MT2 in Circadian Temperature Regulation.

Currently: Masters student in the Integrated Program in Neuroscience, McGill University

 

 

 

Dr Stefano Comai

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW (2009-2014)
PhD  University of Padua, Italy
Bsc  Pharmacy, University of Padua, Italy
Projects:  Role of MT1 and MT2 receptors in sleep, Psychopharmacology of aggression

Email: stefano.comai [at] mail.mcgill.ca

Currently: Assistant Professor at Universita Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy


 

Sergio Dominguez-Lopez

PhD STUDENT (2006-2014)

Master  University of Veracruz, Mexico
Bsc  University of Veracruz, Mexico
Projects:  Circadian rhythms of monoamines

Email: sergio.dominguez [at] mail.mcgill.ca

Currently: Postdoctoral Researcher at Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

 

Dr Ali Nasr Esfahani

RESEARCH ASSISTANT (2013-2014)

Master  Linkoping University, Sweden
MD  Azad University of Najafabad, Iran
Projects:  Electrophysiology of UCM871

Email: ali.nasresfahani [at] mcgill.ca

 

Dr Mohamed Ettaoussi

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW (2013-2014)

PhD  Lille 2 University, France
MSc  Lille 2 University, France
MSc  Clermond-Ferrand 2, France
Projects:  Selective MT2 receptors ligands
 

Email: mohamed.ettaoussi [at] mail.mcgill.ca

 

 

 

 

Dr Michael Ghabrash

RESEARCH ASSISTANT (2014-2016)

MD Cairo University, Egypt
BSC Doha College, Qatar
Projects:  Endocannabinoids in depression

Email: michael.ghabrash [at] mail.mcgill.ca
 

 

Gabriela Gilmour

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT (2012-2013)

Bsc  McGill University, Canada
Projects:  Mechanism of action of cannabidiol

Email: gabriela.gilmour [at] mail.mcgill.ca

 

 

Benoit Labonte

MASTER STUDENT  (2005-2007)
Bsc  University Montreal
Projects:  Role of Prefrontal serotonin synapses in schizophrenia

Email: benoit.labonte [at] mail.mcgill.ca

Currently: Assistant Professor at the Université Laval, Canada


 

 

Dr  Baptiste Lacoste

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW (2011-2012)

PhD University of Montreal,  Canada
Projects: Localization of melatonin MT1 and MT2 receptor

Email: Baptiste_Lacoste [at] hms.harvard.edu

Currently: Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa, Canada

 

 

Dr Ryan McLaughlin

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW (2011-2013)
PhD  University of British Columbia, Canada
Master University of British Columbia, Canada
Projects:  Mechanism of action of cannabidiol

Email: ryan.mclaughlin.mail.mcgill.ca

Currently: Assistant Professor at Washington State University, USA

 

Martin Minh Van

VISITING MD STUDENT

MD University of Aberdeen, UK
BSC Malmo, Sweden
Projects: Behavioral characterization of melatonin MT1 ligands

Email: m.van.08 [at] aberdeen.ac.uk

 

Rafael Ochoa-Sanchez

PHD STUDENT

Master  University of Veracruz, Mexico
Bsc  University of Veracruz, Mexico
Projects:  Function of MT2 receptors in mental health

Email: rafael.ochoa [at] mail.mcgill.ca

Currently: Postdoctoral fellow at the Université de Montréal, Canada

 

Ada Posner

MSC STUDENT

Bsc  McGill University, Canada
Projects:  Antidepressant-like effects of  melatonin  MT1 receptor ligands
Email:ada.posner [at] mail.mcgill.ca

Currently: Medical student at the University of Toronto, Canada

 

Dr Quentin Rainer

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW  (2011-2012)
PhD  University of Paris South XI, France
Master University of Tours, France
Projects:  Drugs of addiction in adolescence

Email: q.rainer [at] gmail.com

Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow at Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Canada

 

Dr Francis Rodriguez Bambico

PHD STUDENT (2004-2011)

Master University of Tubingen, Germany
Projects:  Cannabinoids and  endocannabinoid system in mood regulation

Email: francisrb [at] gmail.com

Currently: Assistant Professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland


 

Tania Sasson

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT

BSC McGill University, Canada
Projects:  Effects of MT1 and MT2 selective agonist in VTA dopaminergic activity

email: tania.sasson [at] mail.mcgill.ca

Currently: Medical student at McGill University


 

John Tabaka

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

MSc  McGill University
BSC McGill University
Projects:  Antidepressant combination in treatment resistant depression

Email: john.tabaka [at] mail.mcgill.ca

 

Short-term internship fellows
 

Shelly Yin, McGill University
Undergraduate student, B.Sc Neuroscience
January 2018- May 2018.  Independent Research Study.

Alexandra Teggin, McGill University
Masters student, M.Sc Biotechnology
June 2017- December 2017

Youssef El-Rahimy, McGill University
Undergraduate student, B.Sc Neuroscience
September 2016- May 2017. Independent Research Study.

Samantha Dolter, McGill University
Undergraduate student, B.Sc Microbiology and Immunology
Independent Research Study.

Sean Haffey, McGill University
Undergraduate student
October 2011- April 2012.

Martha Lopez-Canul, Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico
Masters student
February 2010 - August 2010
PhD student
January 2014 - November 2014
Fellowship granted by CONACyT, Mexico Government.

Michael Tau, Graduate Student, McGill Unversity
January –August 2010.

Ilaria Lucchino, Undergraduate student, Dept of Pharmacy, Univ. La Sapienza, Rome, Italy.
Spring-Summer 2007.
Fellowship granted by University La Sapienza, Rome.

Ian Mahar, Undergraduate Student, Dept. of Psychology, McGill University.
Winter Semester 2007 and 2008.  Internship/ Independent Research Study.

Patrick Hattan, Undergraduate Student, Dept. of Arts and Sciences, McGill University.
Winter Semester 2007. Internship/ Independent Research Study.
October 2007-August 2008.

Gregory Cohen, Undergraduate Student, Dept. of Biology, McGill University.
Fall Semester 2006. Internship/ Independent Research Study.

Noam Katz, Undergraduate student, Psychology & Biology, McGill University.
Summers 2004, 2005, 2006.

Ania Ciznek, Biology student, UQAM
Summer 2005.
Fellowship granted by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.

Nhu-Tram Nguyen, Student of Medicine, McGill University
Summers 2005-2006.
Fellowship granted by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.

Gregory Ponette, undergraduate student of Brébeuf College.
Summer 2004.

Leonard Poissant, undergraduate student of Psychology, McGill Univ.
Summer 2004.

Pierre-Olivier Gaudreau, MD student, Univ. De Montreal. Summer 2004.
Fellowship granted by COPSE- R&D.