The Douglas Research Centre

Upcoming events

Special Seminar
2019-11-14 11:00
2019-11-15 11:00
CIC Imaging Series Lecture
2019-11-20 11:00

Recent news

Dr. Gustavo Turecki and Dr. Naguib Mechawar

Congratulations to our researchers who recently received the ERA-Net NEURON Joint Transnational Call 2019!

Out of the 15 international projects funded, 2 of them involve Douglas researchers (

Dr. Naguib Mechawar received funding for his project, entitled MOODMARKER: Discovery,...


The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) award the Nemko Prize in Cellular or Molecular Neuroscience to Lauren Mackenzie Reynolds, PhD, a former doctoral student in Cecilia Flores’ laboratory at the Douglas Research Center and McGill University.

The prestigious Nemko Prize recognizes a young neuroscientist for his or her PhD thesis that advances the understanding of molecular, genetic or...


Alzheimer's disease is irreversible and incurable, and will affect one million Canadians in 2050. Why isn't research going faster? What about early diagnosis? What do we know about the disease? Drs Poirer, Chakravarty, and Villeneuve explain on Découverte (Radio-Canada).

Watch video here....

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