4/15/2022 - CIHR PhD scholarship for Laurence! 🎉

Laurence is awarded a prestigious 3-year PhD scholarship from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, well deserved!! 🍾


4/1/2022 - CIHR MSc scholarship for Sam! 🎉

Sam is awarded a prestigious 1-year MSc scholarship from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, well deserved!! 🍾

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3/28/2022 - Francois and Alice are 2022 CAN travel awardees! 👩‍🔬👨‍🔬

Francois and Alice got travel awards to attend the 15th Canadian Association for Neuroscience annual meeting in Toronto, bravo!!

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3/7/2022 - New paper in Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology (Elsevier)! 🥂

Congratulations to 1st authors Laurence* and Luisa* as well as Béatrice and Amandine 👩‍🔬👩‍🔬👩‍🔬👩‍🔬


3/6/2022 - Katarzyna is a 2022 MPA Young Investigator Travel awardee! 👩‍🔬

Katarzyna got a travel award to attend the 2022 Molecular Psychiatry Meeting in Hawaii, well deserved!! 😎


1/10/2022 - New paper in Nature Communications! 🥂

2nd original data paper of the Menard lab is out!! Congratulations to the team & special mention to 1st author Laurence for leading this project 👩‍🔬


12/12/2021 - It's Christmas time! 🎅

1st Menard Lab Christmas party at the house, an evening full of food, viedo games, ping pong, smiles and laughs 😄 bring it on 2022!


12/7/2021 - Travel award for Katarzyna! 😎

Katarzyna wins the Brain Canada Dr. Hubert van Tol Travel Fellowship to attend the 49th meeting of the European Brain & Behaviour Society (Switzerland), congratulations ! 👩‍🔬


12/3/2021 - Poster prize for Francois & Jonathan! 🎉

Francois and Jonathan won the 2 poster presentation prize for the MSc category at the 2021 CERVO annual research day, congratulations ! 👨‍🔬👨‍🔬


11/4/2021 - Oral presentation prize for Katarzyna! 🎉

Katarzyna wins a presentation prize at the 2021 Sentinel North annual meeting, congratulations ! 👩‍🔬

Special mention to Ellen (finalist, poster prize), Francois & Laurence (top 3 people choice award) 👩‍🔬👨‍🔬👩‍🔬

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10/25/2021 - Welcome Jose!

Jose Luis Solano Lopez, who recently graduated from the Universidad de Nacional de Colombia (Psychology), joins the team for a PhD in neuroscience 👨‍🔬


9/1/2021 - Welcome Sam!

Sam Paton, who graduated last year from Dalhousie (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), joins the team for a MSc in neuroscience 👨‍🔬


8/12/2021 - Poster prize for Amandine! 🎉

Amandine wins a poster prize at the 2021 CERVO summer intern research day, congratulations !


6/1/2021 - Welcome to the summer recruits

Amandine, Beatrice, Sara and Sam join the lab for a summer of science 👩‍🔬👩‍🔬👩‍🔬👨‍🔬


6/1/2021 - PI position for Fernanda 👩‍🔬

Fernanda is leaving the team to start a new position as Professor in Physiology at the Federal University of Pelotas (Brazil) so proud of you, you will be missed 🤗


5/31/2021 - CIHR fellowship for Fernanda 🍾

Laurence is awarded a prestigious 3-year postdoctoral fellowship from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, bravo!!  🎉


4/30/2021 - FRQS scholarship for Laurence ! 🍾

Laurence is awarded a well deserved 4-year PhD scholarship from the Fonds de Recherche du Quebec - Santé (Health)  🎉


4/24/2021 - 1st pre-print of the lab is out ! 🍾

Congratulations to Laurence et al. including Alice, Ellen, Fernanda, Katarzyna, and Manon from our lab! Huge thanks to our collaborators and funding


4/20/2021 - Paper alert ! 🍾

Congratulations to Ellen* and Alice* for their very first scientific publication 👩‍🔬👩‍🔬


4/15/2021 - CIHR scholarship for Jonathan ! 🍾

Jonathan is awarded a prestigious 1-year MSc scholarship from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, well deserved 🎉


12/18/2020 - Virtual poster prize for Raphael! 🎉

Raphael wins a poster prize at the 2020 CERVO Research Center virtual scientific days, congratulations !


11/13/2020 - Virtual poster prize for Olivier! 🎉

Olivier is ending his internship with a bang with a poster prize at the Faculty of Medicine Colloque annuel des stages de recherche de 1er cycle, congratulations !


11/13/2020 - Oral presentation prize for Jonathan! 🎉

Congratulations Jonathan for winning the 1st prize for your excellent oral presentation at the Faculty of Medicine Colloque annuel des stages de recherche de 1er cycle, well deserved !


11/10/2020 - Virtual poster prize for Laurence! 🎉

Laurence was awarded a prize for her virtual poster at the annual ULaval Neuroscience Research Day, woot woot !


11/9/2020 - Grant alert! 🤑

Very grateful for the support of Brain Canada and the Azrieli Foundation as one of the 2019 Azrieli Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research


11/2/2020 - New paper out

Brief review in press in Current Opinion in Psychiatry, great job Katarzyna*, Fernanda* and Olivier 👩‍🔬👩‍🔬👨‍🔬


9/1/2020 - New recruit!

Raphael, BSc student in Psychology, joins the team 👨‍🔬


7/15/2020 - ULaval Joseph-Demers MSc scholarship for Jonathan ! 🍾

Jonathan was selected for a MSc recruitment scholarship from the ULaval Faculty of Medicine, well deserved !  🎉


6/29/2020 - ULaval Pierre J. Durand PhD scholarship for Laurence ! 🍾

Laurence was selected for a PhD recruitment scholarship from the ULaval Faculty of Medicine, congratulations  🎉


4/30/2020 - FRQS scholarship for Katarzyna ! 🍾

Katarzyna is awarded a well deserved 4-year PhD scholarship from the Fonds de Recherche du Quebec - Santé (Health)  🎉


4/15/2020 - CIHR scholarship for Laurence ! 🍾

Laurence is awarded a prestigious 1-year MSc scholarship from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, well deserved 🎉

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4/7/2020 - NSERC scholarship for Olivier ! 🍾

Olivier is awarded a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Undergraduate Student Research Award to spend the summer with us, congratulations 🎉


1/23/2020 - New paper out in PNAS ! 🍾

1st original paper of the Menard Lab is out today in PNAS, congratz Katarzyna, Laurence, Manon and Ellen T. !!! Thanks to our collaborators and funding 😊


1/22/2020 - Grant alert ! 🍾

Menard lab is grateful to be supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) through a 5-year Project Grant.


1/13/2020 - New lab member 👨‍🔬

Francois, 3rd year student in microbiology, is joining us for an internship welcome !


12/17/2019 - Fernanda gets a Postdoctoral Fellowship ! 🎉

Fernanda is awarded a 2-year Sentinel North Postdoctoral Fellowship sponsored by Canada First Excellence Research Fund, congratulations Fernanda !!


12/10/2019 - Laurence wins a poster prize 🎉

Laurence won a MSc poster prize at the annual CERVO Research Day, congratulations !


11/28/2019 - Katarzyna wins a poster prize 🎉

Katarzyna won a PhD poster prize at the annual ULaval CTRN Neuroscience Day, congratulations !


10/17/2019 - New lab member 👩‍🔬

Amélie, 3rd year student in biomedical sciences, is joining us for an internship welcome !


8/17/2019 - Paper alert ! 👩‍🔬👩‍🔬

Congratulations Katarzyna* and Laurence* for your 1st publication !! 🍾🍾


8/6/2019 - Fernanda wins a prestigious prize ! 🎉

Fernanda was selected for the 2019 Marian Kies Award of the American Society for Neurochemistry for her exceptional PhD thesis, well deserved 🤘 !!


6/26/2019 - New lab member

Jonathan Bouchard, 2nd year MD student at ULaval, joins the lab for a 8-week internship, welcome !


6/4/2019 - Katarzyna gets a PhD scholarship ! 🎉

Katarzyna is awarded a 3-year Sentinel North Doctoral Excellence scholarship sponsored by Canada First Excellence Research Fund, congratulations Kaska !!


5/21/2019 - Grants alert ! 💲🧠💲

Grateful to receive federal support through a 5-year NSERC Discovery Grant & a 2-year New Frontiers in Research Fund Exploration Grant from CIHR/NSERC/SSHRC


5/20/2019 - Menard lab welcomes 4 new members

Fernanda, PhD, FRQNT postdoctoral fellow in neurosciences

Alice Cadoret, summer intern in biomedical sciences

Emer King, visiting student from Trinity College Dublin

Ellen Doney, BSc, summer intern in neurosciences


4/30/2019 - Fernanda gets a postdoctoral fellowship ! 🎉

Fernanda is awarded a Fonds de Recherche du Québec Nature & Technologies (FQRNT) postdoctoral fellowship, congratulations Fernanda !!


4/25/2019 - Jonathan gets a scholarship ! 🎉

Jonathan was selected by Université Laval Faculty of Medicine for a research scholarship for his summer internship with us, congratulations Jonathan !


4/18/2019 - Ana wins Best Oral Presentation in Psychiatry in Texas ! 🎉

Ana gave an outstanding talk at the 60th National Student Research Forum, held in Galveston, Texas in April, congratulations Ana !


3/5/2019 - 1st lab anniversary

Menard Lab is already one year old ! 🎉


1/3/2019 - Quebec Science top 10 discoveries of 2018 !

Honored that our Nature Neuro paper was selected as one of the top 10 discoveries of 2018 by the Quebec Science magazine !!!

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11/23/2018 - Congratulations Ana !

Ana won the 1st prize at the annual Université Laval MD research day for her oral presentation, well deserved 🙂



11/7/2018 - Paper alert (Kaufmann & Menard) !

Was a pleasure to write this Neuron Preview highlighting outstanding work from Leng et al. on astrocyte-mediated inflammation and depression. Great job Fernanda !



10/22/2018 - New lab member !

Katarzyna Dudek, PhD student in Neurobiology at Université Laval and new recruit of the Menard lab


9/28/2018 - New lab member !

Juliette Paul, MD student at Université Laval and new recruit of the Menard lab


9/17/2018 - New lab member !

Laurence Dion-Albert, soon MSc student (currently completing her bachelor in Neuroscience at UdeM) and new recruit of the Menard lab


8/15/2018 - 3 proud students and the very 1st Menard lab poster !

Congratulations Endji, Ana and Ellen (bonus, Endji got an A+) ! 🙂


7/11/2018 - New paper out (Menard & Russo) !

News & Views in Nature Biomedical Engineering on ATAC, a technique combining focused ultrasound to open the blood-brain barrier, AAVs and DREADDs to modulate cell circuits and behaviors. Outstanding work from Szablowski et al.


6/25/2018 - New lab member !

Ana Pavlovic, MD student and new recruit of the Menard lab

Manon Lebel

6/4/2018 - New lab members !

Welcome Manon, research associate & lab manager


Ellen, visiting undergraduate student in Human Genetics from Trinity College Dublin !


5/9/2018 - Official announcement of the Sentinel North Research Chair !

Menard lab is grateful to be supported by the Sentinel North Strategy, funded by the Canada First Research Excellence Fund.


5/7/2018 - 1st Menard lab student

Welcome Endji !


4/30/2018 - Grant alert !

Menard lab is grateful to be supported by the Fonds de recherche du Quebec - Santé (FRQS) through a Research Scholar - Junior 1 career award.


3/5/2018 - The lab is now open !

Menard lab is now officially open at the CERVO Brain Research Center in beautiful and snowy Quebec City.