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.
different approaches used by the Centre's scientists to examine
the phenomena of brain aging include:
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 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
Dr. Serge Gauthier, MD, FRCPC
Director, Alzheimer's Disease Research Unit
Director, Alzheimer and Cognitive Disorders Clinic
Dr. Judes Poirier, PhD, CQ
Director (1997-2007), McGill Centre for Studies in Aging
Active members of the MCSA
institutions include: Departments
of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Pharmacology, Biology, Psychiatry,
Nursing, as well as the School of Social Work.
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).
hospitals include: Douglas, Royal Victoria, Montreal Neurological
Institute, Montreal General, Notre-Dame and Maisonneuve.
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.