Professor Michael Meany, CM, CQ, FRSC Lecture

Professor Michael Meany, CM, CQ, FRSC
Departments of Psychiatry, Neurology and Neurosurgery
McGill University

will be addressing the Vancouver Institute on February 8, 2014 at 8:15 p.m., Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, University of British Columbia.

Speaker photos still to come


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Professor Meaney specializes in biological psychiatry, neurology, and neurosurgery, and is primarily known for his research on stress, maternal care, and gene expression. His research team has "discovered the importance of maternal care in modifying the expression of genes that regulate behavioral and neuroendocrine responses to stress, as well as hippocampal synaptic development" in animal studies. The research has implications for domestic and public policy for maternal support and its role in human disease prevention and economic health. He was named a "Most Highly Cited Scientist" in the area of neuroscience by the Institute for Scientific Information in 2007 and was also elected to the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) and named a Knight of the National Order of Quebec. Along with a fellow researcher from the Douglas Institute, he was awarded the Scientist of the Year Award by Radio-Canada.