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Douglas Institute at McGill University

The Olympus Discovery Center Program

The Douglas Hospital Research Centre (DHRC) is located within the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, a psychiatric hospital in Montreal. The DHRC is the second largest mental health research center in Canada. The DHRC is affiliated with McGill University, the top ranked university in Canada and one of the top universities in the world. The research center currently includes 61 principal investigators, 9 of which are Canada Research Chairs. There are over 400 scientific publications produced each year. The DHRC is also home to 269 Research Assistants and over 220 graduate students and postdocs.

The Olympus Discovery Center Program

The Work at Douglas Institute at McGill University

The DHRC is specialized in mental health research. The focus of research covers a wide range of mental health issues, from basic mechanisms of neuron functioning to clinical research and psychosocial determinants of mental health. Research performed at the DHRC is along four main research themes such as: Aging, Cognition, and Alzheimer’s disease; Mental Health and Society; Psychosis and Neurodevelopmental Disorders; and Stress, Mood, and Impulsivity Disorders.

The Molecular and Cellular Microscopy Platform (MCMP) at the DHRC

The Molecular and Cellular Microscopy Platform (MCMP) at the DHRC was founded in 2015 to help students and researchers perform state-of-the-art cellular imaging experiments in the field of neuroscience research. The facility features an upright Olympus FV1200 confocal microscope, a high-throughput Olympus VS120 slide scanner, and a state-of-the-art Olympus FVMPE-RS twin-shared multiphoton microscope in addition to several other microscopes. For more information, visit:

Faculty Profiles

The DHRC’s staff of world-renowned scientists are engaged in leading-edge medical research.

2019 Discovery Center Imaging Contest Winners

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The Olympus Discovery Center Program

Current Centers

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Université de Montréal