“As a clinician scientist, I deeply value the opportunity to impact the lives of patients, to work in a multidisciplinary environment and to train the next generation of experts.”
"What excites me about The Neuro is the stimulating environment and its long tradition of excellence in brain research."
“I first became interested in becoming a scientist during my undergraduate studies after seeing my father’s disease progress to a point where he was living in a wheelchair”
"As soon as we identify the neurons that are involved in dysfunctional circuits that cause disease, we can determine the molecular signature."
“I enjoy knowledge for its own sake, but what gets me out of bed is that what we learn is going to help people fight some really difficult diseases.”
"We want to use what we learn from the brain to inform new AI systems that have capabilities that machines lack."
"The Neuro is an amazing place because it’s a very good mixture of basic neuroscience research and clinical neuroscience."
Scientists will explore AI, neural circuits, autism, and many other exciting fields
Dr. Lan Xiong's main research objective is discovering the genes that influence the development of disorders such as schizophrenia and autism.
The Neuro is a McGill research and teaching institute; delivering high quality patient care, as part of the Neuroscience Mission of the McGill University Health Centre. We are proud to be a Killam Institution, supported by the Killam Trusts.