2017 ADDF Outstanding Young Investigator Award
We were delighted this week to
learn that the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation
had awarded their 2017 Young Investigator Award to
our esteemed post-doctoral fellow, Hélène Hall. Dr.
Hall's excellent work on novel Alzheimer's
therapeutics has generated a great deal of interest
in academic and pharmaceutical circles, and fully
deserves this recognition.
Dr. Hall explains her
work at a conference earlier this year
A TEDucated Man
This Autumn our lab bade a sad
yet proud farewell to Dr. Edward Wilson (center,
dressed for Renaissance Italy), who graduated with a
Ph. D from the Integrated Program in Neuroscience.
While Ted will be missed, our lab wishes him the
best as he continues his academic journey with a
post-doctoral position at the Department of
Neurology and Neurological Sciences at Stanford
Pins in the Map
In keeping with the the lab's
tradition of marking our place of origin on Dr.
Cuello's map of the world, Chiara and Janice have
placed our seventh Italian and third Australian
We invite applications from Russian,
Indian, and South African students, as these are among the
few regions yet to be represented among us!
Cuello Lab Members!
This August we were very
excited to welcome two new graduate students to the
Cuello Lab! Janice Malcolm is coming from Australia
and Chiara Orciani is joinging us from Italy!
Welcome Chiara and Janice!
AAIC 2016 Fun Run!
The Cuello Lab was well
represented at this year's Alzheimer's Association
International Conference in Toronto both in the
scientific sessions and on the race track. Dr.
Helene Hall represented "Team Cuello" at the early
morning, pre-conference run, and was rewarded with
fantastic views of the city.
Helene has already begun
training for next year's race at AAIC 2017, which
will be held in London, England. Way to go Helene!
Successful PhD Thesis Defence!
Edward Wilson successfully
defended his Doctoral Thesis on July 21st! His
thesis was entitled Experimental Therapy and
cognitive outcomes in a rat transgenic model of
Alzheimer disease-like amyloid beta neuropathology.
Congratulations Dr. Wilson!
Dr. Cuello was honoured with the RAICES (Roots)
Award, granted by the Ministry of Science and
Technology, Buenos Aires, Argentina, for furthering
scientific research in Argentina through outstanding
Congratulations to Lindsay
Welikovitch on being awarded the Hugh E. Burke
Fellowship from the Faculty of Medicine!
Dr. Lionel Breuillaud for winning a
2014 Post-Graduate Award from the McGill
Neuroinflammation Training Program.
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
Prize - 2nd Place for the work done in our
lab, under the supervision of Florencia Iulita.
See announcement at
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.
very pleased to learn that we ranked #1 in the
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.
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,
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
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
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