The Douglas Research Centre

Upcoming events

Suzanne King, PhD
Neuroscience Seminar
2020-02-24 11:00
CIC Imaging Series Lecture
2020-02-26 11:00
CIC Imaging Series Lecture
2020-03-11 11:00
Neuroscience Seminar
2020-03-16 11:00

Recent news


Thanks to everyone who came out the Douglas Foundation's event, Open Minds, which took place on February 20 at the beautiful Paradox Theatre. The event raised over $385,000! Congratulations ...


Alexandra Keinath, a postdoctoral candidate with Dr. Mark Brandon, was recently awarded a prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship by CIHR. 

This very competitive fellowship is awarded to the very best postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who...


On February 4, Dr. Howard Steiger made an appearance on Ricardo's show, to talks about eating disorders and different types of therapy available to individuals dealing with them. Dr Steiger and Ricardo cooked one of his patient's favourite dishes: a beet and tofu sandwich. 


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