Centre for Translational Research on Mood Disorders and Suicide

The Centre for Translational Research on Mood Disorders and Suicide, directed by Dr. Gustavo Turecki, combines several research areas – clinical, neuroanatomy, molecular and cellular biology and epigenetics – with the goal of understanding the mechanisms underlying mood disorders and suicide. The Centre is fully equipped with the tools to conduct translational research, a form of research that allows knowledge developed in basic and clinical research to be applied directly to patient.

Established in 2015, the creation of the Centre was made possible through a $7.2M grant provided by the Québec Ministry of Health and Social Services. The laboratory facilities are fully furnished with state-of-the-art instruments dedicated to the study of post-mortem brain tissue (histology), cellular and tissue imaging, and the cellular culture of human brain tissue. The Centre also benefits from a unique combination of cutting-edge platforms at the Douglas Institute including the Douglas-Bell Canada Brain Bank, the Neurophenotyping Centre and the Brain Imaging Centre.

The Centre is part of the McGill Group for Suicide Studies (http://mgss.ca/), a group directed by Dr. Gustavo Turecki and composed of clinical and basic researchers using multidisciplinary approaches to investigate risk factors associated with suicidal behaviour and related conditions.

McGill Group for Suicide Studies