Dr. Cuello's Research Laboratory


Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, McGill University


In September, it was my distinct pleasure to visit once again with Dr. Claudio Cuello and his research group in McGill University’s Department of Pharmacology. The group is vibrant in its research efforts to understand and hopefully develop medical treatment for the debilitating Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The support by the Frosst family with Merck Frosst Canada in the endowment that funds the Research Chair for Dr. Cuello and the Postdoctoral Fellowshp that provides the funding for Dr. Fabio Canneva is appreciated greatly by the teamRead more (Word)

- Dr. Alan Frosst, September 2009

“As a D.Phil. mentor and subsequently postdoc mentor/supervisor, Claudio was inspirational and alwayssupportive, providing just the right amount of direction and freedom to pursue my own ideas and interests in the lab. However, more than that and from my earliest interactions with him hewas a warm friend and treated me, as well as other postdocs and students I came to know in his McGill lab, as colleagues“

Erik Pioro
Director of the Section of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Related Disorders
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio

“I think Claudio is very deserving of the prize. He was my PhD mentor, but he meant more than that to me. I felt guided and, in a way, protected by him not only academically but personally. He was, and is, a role model for me and I can only hope I can mentor my students, residents, and fellows as he mentored me. I am very proud to have been his student.”

Daniel Herrera
Department of Psychiatry
Director Laboratory of Neuromodulation and Brain Repair
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School

 “…most of all I have memories of being part of a family, with Claudio warmly supportive of all its members. Many years later, when I gave my inaugural lecture as Professor of Cell Biology at Barts and The London, Claudio sent a fabulous bouquet of flowers, typical of his ongoing support and affection. I warmly commend his nomination to you.”

John Priestley
Professor of Cell Biology in the Neuroscience Centre at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London

“I view him as one of the few scientists that proudly carried the torch of Neuroanatomy into the modern era and one that has had an enormous, yet perhaps not appreciated, influence in all of Neuroscience, through the dissemination of immunocytochemical techniques and the pointed observations and discoveries made in this career. I think he has made fundamental contributions to neuroscience and well deserves this award.”

Rafael Yuste
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Columbia University

“Claudio has been one of the most important influencers on my career. As my thesis supervisor, professor and mentor he has played a key role in any success that I have achieved. His unwavering spirit of enthusiasm for science was inspirational in fostering my own desire to work towards advancing science...“

Lorella Garofalo
Director Medical Affairs - Therapeutic Areas (Pain/ Inflammation/ CNS/ Urology)
Medical Division
Pfizer Canada Inc.