Hendlisz Awards for best student papers of 2016: congratulations to Richard Boyce, Elsa Isingrini and Angélica Torres-Berrìo

Nicolas Cermakian, Director of Academic Affairs, with Angélica Torres-Berrío (3rd prize), Richard Boyce (1st prize), Elsa Isingrini (2nd prize)

The Leo and Rachel Hendlisz Award is given to the best research articles of the year published by students and postdoctoral fellows of the Douglas Institute research centre. The 2016 competition was for articles published between mid November 2015 and early November 2016. The awardees were announced at a special scientific event held on December 13, 2016.

1st place:
Richard Boyce (labs of Sylvain Williams and Antoine Adamantidis)
for his article "Causal evidence for the role of REM sleep theta rhythm in contextual memory consolidation", Science, 2016

2nd place:
Elsa Isingrini (lab of Bruno Giros)
for her article "Resilience to chronic stress is mediated by noradrenergic regulation of dopamine neurons", Nature Neuroscience, 2016

3rd place:
Angélica Torres-Berrío (lab of Cecilia Flores)
for her article "DCC confers susceptibility to depression-like behaviors in humans and mice and is regulated by miR-218", Biological Psychiatry, 2016

Above: The Director of Academic Affairs, Dr. Nicolas Cermakian, is photographed with the three award winners, from left to right: Angélica Torres-Berrío (3rd prize), Richard Boyce (1st prize), Elsa Isingrini (2nd prize)

Below: The 6 candidates for the award, who made an oral presentation of their publication on December 13th, are photographed here with the prize donator, Mr. Jacques Hendlisz: From left to right: Angélica Torres-Berrío (3rd prize), Sonya Deschênes, Richard Boyce (1st prize), Angela Tam, Jacques Hendlisz, Dorothee Shoemaker, Elsa Isingrini (2nd prize)

Photo credit: Ray Barillaro

Angélica Torres-Berrío (3rd prize), Sonya Deschênes, Richard Boyce (1st prize), Angela Tam, Jacques Hendlisz, Dorothee Shoemaker, Elsa Isingrini (2nd prize)

Hendlisz award winners announced: congratulations to Richard Boyce, Elsa Isingrini and Angélica Torres-Berrìo