Dr. Cuello's Research Laboratory


Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, McGill University

Lab Highlights 2013-2014

Fellowship Winner!

Congratulations to Dr. Lionel Breuillaud for winning a 2014 Post-graduate Award from the McGill Neuroinflammation Training Program.

The Brain@McGill Prize for Neuroscience Undergraduate Research

The Brain@McGill has established this award to recognize the most outstanding neuroscience essay by an undergraduate student at McGill on research completed by as part of a credited research course.

Congratulations to Alison Ower for obtaining the Brain@McGill Prize - 2nd Place for the work done in our  lab, under the supervision of Florencia Iulita.
See announcement at Brain@McGill news.

2013 New Grants!

We are very happy to announce the renewal of our 5-year CIHR grant on “the Plasticity of CNS Cholinergic Neurons” revealed in March 2013.
We were very pleased to learn that we ranked #1 in the competition!

We are equally rewarded by the recent news on the award of our joint FRSQ-Pfizer Innovation grant application with Dr Cuello, Dr Do Carmo, Dr Kriz and Dr Rosa-Neto. This Quebec team aims at generating new transgenic animal models to investigate early AD-related synaptic plasticity deficits and pro-inflammatory responses with novel, in vivo imaging and bioluminescence.

Travel Award Winner!

Congratulations to Florencia Iulita, PhD student, who won a Travel Award to attend the 20th Meeting from the American Society of Neural Therapy and Repair in Clearwater, Florida.

Florencia presented her results on NGF Metabolism in Down’s syndrome most successfully, in a Platform Presentation Session on Alzheimer's disease and Down’s syndrome.

Dr Simon Allard and Dr Cuello on TV!

Post-doctoral Fellow Dr Simon Allard and Dr Cuello appeared on a special issue on Alzheimer’s disease (“Percée dans le domaine de la maladie d'Alzheimer”) by Le Code Chastenay (TeleQuebec). They were interviewed for their important discovery on pharmacological manipulations of the NGF Pathway and their impact on the CNS cholinergic phenotype. The 20 min interview aired on January 8th 2013. To access the video click here.

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2012-2013 click here

2009-2010 click here