A vibrant research centre at the forefront of discovery

McGill CRN has a strong tradition and continued excellence in neuroscience research.

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Research groups

Performing innovative and important research in basic and clinical neuroscience.

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Neuroscience education & training

Providing excellent opportunities for students and postdoctoral researchers.

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Seminars and events

We host weekly Seminar Series throughout the academic year, with talks by international and local experts.

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Funding the future

CRN research is supported by grants from international, national, provincial and local agencies.

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The cutting edge of research

See our latest achievements in high-impact research papers, success in funding, and accomplishments of our trainees.

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Centre for Research in Neuroscience

We are hiring!

The McGill University Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery and the CRN invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the field of neurodevelopmental disorders at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.  For more information please go here: https://www.mcgill.ca/medicine-academic/positionsavailable

Welcome to the McGill Centre for Research in Neuroscience!

We are a vibrant and multidisciplinary research centre located at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

The research conducted by our highly interactive research groups has led to major advances in basic and medical neurosciences.

The CRN provides training to students toward an MSc or PhD, and to postdoctoral researchers and MDs for careers in research.


Recent CRN News

  • Congratulations to Claire Gizowski and colleagues from the Bourque lab who have recently published a study describing a mechanism by which the central clock directly regulates a circadian behavior. Specifically, they show that the surge in water intake that precedes the sleep-period in mice relies on the activity of suprachiasmatic nucleus vasopressin (VP) neurons that project to thirst neurons in the OVLT, where VP is released as an excitatory neurotransmitter. Gizowski C, Zaelzer C and Bourque CW (2016) Clock-driven vasopressin neurotransmission mediates anticipatory thirst prior to sleep. Nature 537, 685-688. In addition to a News & Views article in the same issue of Nature, the paper was highlighted in many media outlets including this article in The Scientist Magazine:  http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/47148/title/Circad....

  • Congratulations to Charles Bourque for receiving the John J. Day Award of Excellence from the Québec Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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