The Douglas Research Centre

Upcoming events

Patricia Pelufo Silveira
Neuroscience Seminar
2019-09-23 11:00
Emily Jacobs, PhD
CIC Imaging Series Lecture
2019-09-25 11:00
Swaran Singh
Special Seminar
2019-10-01 11:00

Recent news

Dr. Nicolas Cermakian

A group of researchers led by Nicolas Cermakian (McGill University, Douglas Research Centre) and Nathalie Labrecque (Université de Montréal, Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont Research Centre) has just identified the mechanisms that control the function of specific immune cells, CD8 T lymphocytes, according to the time of day. This study, published this week in the...

Brigitte Kieffer

Dr. Brigitte Kieffer's research is featured in a recent edition of the NIH Record, published by the National Institutes of Health, the medical research agency of the USA.  Read this article in which Dr. Kieffer dissects the effect of opioids on the brain, here:

Dr. Kieran O'Donnell

Dr. Kieran O'Donnell was recently awarded a NARSAD Young Investigator Grant by Brain & Behavior Research Foundation for his project, "Molecular Screening for Perinatal Mental Health".


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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.