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The McGill Centre for Studies in Aging (MCSA) has achieved international recognition for its integrative work on the neurodegeneration of the aging central nervous system and neurodegenerative diseases.

The different approaches used by the Centre's scientists to examine the phenomena of brain aging include:

  • Genetic, Molecular
    and Cellular Biology
  • Endocrinology
  • Pharmacology
  • Neurochemistry
  • Neuropsychology
  • Clinical Research
     

Long-term objectives include healthy aging for the population at large, delay of appearance of symptoms in genetically predisposed individuals and training of a cadre of basic and clinical scientists in gerontology. Click HERE to learn more about Research and Training at the McGill Centre for Studies in Aging.

MCSA's Scientists
MCSA scientists are internationally renowned for their contributions in the fields of Alzheimer's disease and other cognitive disorders.

Dr. Jens Pruessner, PhD
Director, McGill Centre for Studies in Aging
BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Serge Gauthier, MD, FRCPC
Director, Alzheimer's Disease Research Unit
Director, Alzheimer and Cognitive Disorders Clinic
BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Judes Poirier, PhD, CQ
Director (1997-2007), McGill Centre for Studies in Aging
BIOGRAPHY

Active members of the MCSA
Because of the multidisciplinary nature of aging research, many scientists based in other institutions are also active members of the MCSA.
Click here to view a list of active members (for Academic Year 2011-2012).

Affiliated institutions include: Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Pharmacology, Biology, Psychiatry, Nursing, as well as the School of Social Work.

Affiliated hospitals include: Douglas, Royal Victoria, Montreal Neurological Institute, Montreal General, Notre-Dame and Maisonneuve.

The MCSA collaborates with:
Pasteur Institute, Lille, France
Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie, Geneva, Switzerland
University of Illinois, USA
University of Southern California, USA
University of Indiana, USA
Columbia University, USA
and several other institutions around the world.