Dr. Cuello's Research Laboratory


Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, McGill University

Lab Highlights 2015-2016

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 University.

Two More 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 pins, respectively.


 We invite applications from Russian, Indian, and South African students, as these are among the few regions yet to be represented among us!

New 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!


Award Recieved

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 international collaborations.


Fellowship Winner!

Congratulations to Lindsay Welikovitch on being awarded the Hugh E. Burke Fellowship from the Faculty of Medicine!






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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