Congratulations to the winners of the D3S!

This year, the annual Douglas Research Day, which is organized by the Douglas Academic Life committee, was replaced by the 2020 Douglas Special Scientific Symposia (D3S). This series of virtual events included a mix of long and short talks by students and postdocs, offered via a Web conferencing service, and were held on May 21, June 4, June 18 and July 2, 2020 (click here for the full program).

In all, we had 41 excellent talks - which made the selection of the 6 finalists very difficult. 

Congratulations to the winners:

Prizes for the best long talks

1st place - FRQS Excellence Prize 

Maeson Latsko
(teams Patricia Silveira and Michael Meaney)

Developing a translational polygenic score of biological sensitivity to context

2nd place

Elisa Guma
(team Mallar Chakravarty)

Alteration in neurodevelopmental trajectories in mice following first and second trimester maternal immune activation

3rd place


Tara Delorme
(teams Nicolas Cermakian and Lalit Srivastava)

The Interaction Between Circadian Disruption and a Neurodevelopmental Risk Factor for Schizophrenia



Prizes for the best short talks 

Mylène Lapierre
(team Suzanne King)

Prenatal maternal stress and the risk of autism in children: Iowa Flood Study

Aashita Batra
(team Patricia Silveira)

Interaction Effect Between a Polygenic Risk Score for Fasting Insulin and Early Life Adversity Affects Impulsive Behavior in Boys, Not Girls

Leora Pearl-Dower
(team Gabriella Gobbi)

Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) for the treatment of neuropathic pain in rats with tolerance to morphine


Thanks again to all the participants and speakers who contributed to making this a successful event, as well as a special thanks to the judges!