Dr. Caroline Menard PhD

Department of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval
CERVO Brain Research Center

Dre. Menard joined the CERVO Brain Research Center and Université Laval Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, in Quebec City (Canada) 4 years ago. Her research program aims at deciphering the role of the blood-brain barrier and the cells forming it in stress responses in mice and human mood disorders. Her lab combines behavioral experiments and imaging to molecular, cellular, pharmacological, and viral-mediated functional approaches. Her team work is mostly done in mice, but they do collaborate with clinicians and tissue banks to add translational value to their mouse-related findings, including with the support of a Sentinel North Research Chair, a Canada First Research Excellence Fund sponsored program. Other funding support includes the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, New Frontiers in Research Fund, Canadian Foundation for Innovation, Fonds de Recherche du Quebec Santé, Brain Canada and the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (USA). Dre. Menard won several prize and awards, and her work was published in prestigious journals including Nature, Nature Neuroscience, Nature Communications, Nature Medicine, Neuron, PNAS and Biological Psychiatry.