Happy Halloween from the CoBrA Lab!


CoBrA Lab at the SToP-AD annual gala!


The CoBrA lab attended this year’s Centre for Studies on Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease (StoP-AD Centre) annual gala. The StoP-AD Centre is a joint collaboration between McGill University and the Douglas Institute which is dedicated to the prevention of AD. Specifically, the PREVENT-Alzheimer program studies Alzheimer’s disease in its pre-symptomatic stages in the hopes of finding strategies that can slow or reverse brain changes that may occur in older people who do not suffer from dementia but have a parental history of Alzheimer’s disease.

As a collaborating investigator, Dr. Mallar Chakravarty attended the annual gala along with the CoBrA lab members working on the Alzheimer’s Disease Biomarker study. We were pleased to have been a part of the day’s events which thanked the participants for dedicating their time to help Alzheimer’s research.

For more information about the PREVENT-AD program or the SToP-AD centre, visit the centre’s website.

Congratulations to Colleen on winning a 2017 Brain@McGill Undergraduate Prize

The CoBrA lab would like to congratulate Colleen Rollins on being awarded the 2nd place Brain@McGill Prize for Neuroscience Undergraduate Research. The Brain@McGill has established this award to recognize the importance of the next generation of promising young neuroscientists in advancing our understanding of the brain. Colleen was awarded this prize for her research investigating the impact of midlife obesity on Alzheimer’s disease (AD) pathology in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease. For more information about Colleen’s project, click here.

Camp CoBrA 2017!

The CoBrA Lab returned to Camp Kanawana for our third annual lab retreat. We spent the three days lakeside reviewing our accomplishments of the past year and brainstorming future directions for our laboratory. It was not all work and no play. Despite the weather, we had a wonderful time hiking, kayaking and canoeing, and ended each day huddling by the campfire while stuffing our faces with s’mores and playing campfire games.


Congratulations to Anthony on winning the Best Poster Presentation at the Undergrad Expo

The CoBrA lab would like to congratulate fellow member Anthony Chen on winning the best poster presentation at the Douglas Institute Research Center’s Undergraduate Research Expo. Anthony presented his work titled, “Learning the whole from understanding its parts: In Vivo, Multimodal Parcellation of the Thalamus”. His project explores a de novo, multimodal, data-driven method of detecting patterns of microstructural covariance in the human thalamus. Anthony tied for first place with fellow undergraudate student Tara Delorme. Congratulations to the winners, and to all students who presented!