The Douglas Research Centre

Upcoming events

Jerry Rudy, PhD
Neuroscience Seminar
2019-10-28 11:00
CIC Imaging Series Lecture
2019-10-30 11:00
Carla Nasca
Special Seminar
2019-11-04 11:00
CIC Imaging Series Lecture
2019-11-06 11:00

Recent news


As in previous years, the selection of the Leo and Rachel Hendlisz Awards for the best student publications will be carried out via a peer-review process. Specifically, the applications will be evaluated by a review committee consisting of post-doctoral fellows and graduate students. 

We are calling for volunteers to serve on the committee for the 2019 award competition...


Dr. Reut Gruber, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine was included among the list of 2019 Women’s Y Foundation laureates, who were honoured on September 26, 2019 at The Windsor Montreal during the 26th Women of Distinction Awards.

The Women of Distinction Awards is a celebration and recognition of the outstanding contribution...


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 Research Centre. Once again this year the trainees submitting the highest ranked submissions will be invited to present a short talk in a scientific event to take place in December. The awardees will be announced during this event.


Did you know?

  • The Douglas Research Centre has state-of-the-art research infrastructures

    The Douglas Research Centre has 4 innovative platforms:

    1. Douglas-Bell Canada Brain Bank,
    2. the Cerebral Imaging Centre,
    3. the Neurophenotyping Centre, and the
    4. Molecular and Cellular Microscopy Platform
  • The Douglas Research Centre is multidisciplinary

    The Douglas Research Centre has 4 strong approaches to research:

    1. Psychosocial and health services research,
    2. Clinical research,
    3. Human neuroscience, and
    4. Basic Neuroscience
  • The Douglas Brain Bank was the first brain bank in Canada

    Dr. Samarthji Lal created the brain bank in 1980.

    Learn more about the Douglas-Bell Canada Brain Bank

  • The Douglas Research Centre is 40 years old

    The Douglas RC was founded in 1979 by Dr. Samarthji Lal and Dr. Vasavan Nair

    DRC Founders Samarthji Lal and Vasavan Nair

  • Douglas researchers publish in the most prestigious journals

    Douglas researchers regularly publish in the top journals, including Nature and Nature-family journals, PNAS, JAMA, etc.

  • The Douglas Research Centre has strong partnerships

    Strong partnerships with the Douglas Foundation, McGill University, the Montreal West Island CIUSSS, The Neuro make the Douglas what it is today

  • The Douglas Research Centre is a world leader in mental health research

    The Douglas RC is among the top 40 research hospitals in Canada with:

    • 62 full researchers,
    • 8 Canada Research Chairs,
    • $32M in research grants,
    • 253 graduate students,
    • 37 funded scholars,
    • over 400 publications/year.
  • Douglas Hospital
  • Dobell Pavillion
  • Brain imaging centre