Researcher and Director, Mood, Anxiety and Impulsivity-Related Theme, Douglas Institute
Naguib Mechawar, PhD, joined the Douglas Institute and the McGill Group for Suicide Studies in 2007. He is mainly interested in identifying the neurochemical and neuroanatomical properties underlying major depression and suicide. His research is focused on limbic brain regions.
Different research themes are explored in his laboratory, namely:
- The comparative study of neuroinflammatory markers in the brains of healthy and depressed individuals
- The characterization of neurogenic markers expressed in the amygdala in relation to major depression and suicide
- The study of circulating growth factors as potent neurogenic molecules. Dr Mechawar's research is funded by the CFI, CIHR, FRQS, NSERC, and the AFSP.
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