Diane B. Boivin, MD, PhD
Founder/Director/Principal Investigator Centre for Study and Treatment of Circadian Rhythms, Douglas Mental Health University Institute
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University.
Areas of Expertise:
Human circadian rhythms, sleep-wake cycle, phototherapy, night shift work and rotating shiftwork, jet lag, fatigue management.
Marc Cuesta, PhD
Marc completed a PhD in Neurosciences at the University of Strasbourg (France) in 2009. During his PhD, he studied the circadian mechanisms underlying nocturnality and diurnality in mammals. From 2009 until 2011, he completed a first postdoctoral training on the circadian deficits observed in Huntington’s disease at the University of Cambridge (UK). He is currently doing a second postdoctoral training under the supervision of Drs Diane. B. Boivin and Nicolas Cermakian and explores clock genes expression in human subjects during shiftwork.
Esmot Ara Begum, PhD
Post Doctoral Student
Dr. Begum completed a PhD in Pediatric at Mie University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan in 2009. During her PhD, she worked on the development of circadian rhythmicity in infants during early neonatal period. Between 2009 and 2012, she worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the National Hospital Organization Miechuo Medical Center on the relevance of circadian rhythmicity to the various clinical conditions in infants (hypoxia, SGA, sedation, various stress conditions) at neonatal intensive care unit. Since her arrival at McGill University in 2012, she is doing her postdoctoral training under the supervision of Dr. Diane B. Boivin and working on circadian variation in sleep.
Philippe Boudreau, Jr. Eng
Philippe completed a BEng in Mechanical Engineering in 2005 at the École de Technologie Supérieure (Montreal) before coming to McGill University. He is currently a PhD neuroscience student studying heart rate variability at McGill University under the direction of Dr. Diane B. Boivin. He is also working on the validation of a new device for the measurement of cerebral temperature.
Wei-Hsien Yeh, BSc
Wei completed a BSc in Psychology with a minor in statistics in 2010 at Carleton University before coming to McGill University. He is currently an MSc student in neuroscience, studying the interaction between the sleep-wake cycle, circadian phase, and postural changes, on cardiovascular parameters.
Johanne Gauthier, P. Eng
Johanne completed a BEng in Mechanical Engineering at the École de Technologie Supérieure in 1996. She is a member of l'Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec. She joined the Centre for Study and Treatment of Circadian Rhythms in 2005 after having held posts as Quality Director, Engineering Director and Project Leader in the manufacturing industry for over ten years. She applies her expertise in project planning and knowledge in lean manufacturing to the management of multiple projects for the Centre.
Medical personnel, electrophysiology technicians and research assistants
One nurse-consultant, one physician-consultant, two electrophysiology technicians and twelve research assistants participate in the Centre's research activities on a part-time basis. Each staff member plays a significant role in all aspects of the Centre's protocols including participant recruiting and screening, experimental scheduling, medical supervision, sleep recording, data collection and analysis.