2022 Marie Giguère Travel Award competition: Awardees


Thanks to the generous support from Ms. Marie Giguère, awards worth up to $500 are available to support travel and attendance for graduate students (MSc and PhD candidates) presenting their work at a national or international scientific conference.

Basic Neuroscience Division: 
  • Tanya Capolicchio (team of Cecilia Flores) : Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in Adolescence Dysregulates the Signaling Pathway that Orchestrates Dopamine Development  
    Conference name: Society of Biological Psychiatry conference 
    Dates: April 28-30, 2022 
    Location: New Orleans, USA 
  • Shashank Srikanta (team of Nicolas Cermakian) : Altered Light Responses in Mice Lacking the Circadian Deubiquitinase USP2  
    Conference name: Society for Research in Biological Rhythms conference 
    Dates: May 14-18, 2022 
    Location: Amelia Island, FL, USA 


Human Neuroscience Division: 
  • Yara Yakoub (team of Sylvia Villeneuve): Longitudinal Blood Biomarker Trajectories in Preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease 
    Conference name: Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC)  
    Dates: July 31-August 4, 2022  
    Location: San Diego, USA 
  • Alyssa Dai (team of Mallar Chakravarty): [Relationships between symptom dimensions and cortical morphometry patterns in the adolescent psychosis spectrum using an integrated approach leveraging insights from structural, functional, and transcriptomic neuroimaging] 
    Conference name: Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) Annual Meeting 
    Dates: June 19-23, 2022 
    Location: Glasgow, Scotland 


Clinical Research Division: 
  • Marjolaine Rivest-Beauregard (teams of Alain Brunet & Manuela Ferrari) :
    Mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic : A comparison of the severity of trauma and stressor-related symptoms in the USA, Canada, Italy and France  
    Conference name: International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, 38th Annual Meeting 
    Dates: November 9-12, 2022 
    Location: Atlanta, USA 


Mental Health and Society Division: 
  • Xinyuan Li (team of Suzanne King): Functional connectivity of centromedial amygdala mediates the association between prenatal maternal stress and autistic-like phenotypes in young adults: project ice storm 
    Conference name: DOHaD World Congress 2022 
    Dates: August 27-31, 2022  
    Location: Vancouver, BC 

  • Gil Grunfeld (team of Jai Shah) : [The presentation of delusions in young people experiencing a first episode psychosis (FEP)] 
    Conference name: International Association for Youth Mental Health (IAYMH) 2022 
    Dates: September 29-October 1, 2022 
    Location: Copenhagen, Denmark