The Villeneuve Lab is seeking applicants from a range of educational backgrounds including, but not restricted to: biomedical engineering, neuroscience and computer science. All applicants can reach us via email at villeneuvelab(/at/)gmail.com.
We are always looking for highly motivated postdocs with strong computational skills. Applicants are encouraged to email us their CV for consideration, along with a brief description of their research interests.
We combine cutting-edge neuroimaging, genetics and behavioral methods to better understand the similarities and differences between biological aging and AD-related brain changes. Studies are primarily conducted on the PREVENT-AD dataset, but also involve the ADNI, WRAP, ACS, HCP and DIAN datasets. The PREVENT-AD cohort is a large dataset of ~350 cognitively normal older adults (mean age at enrolment 64.5 ± 5.5 years) with a family history of AD dementia. Longitudinal assessments include brain structural (T1 image, DWI and FLAIR MRI) and functional (ASL, resting state and task fMRI) measures, cognitive testing, and general health assessments. Genetic, medical and lifestyle assessments are available for most participants. Fluid (CSF and plasma) amyloid and tau biomarkers are available for 2/3 of the cohort and PET amyloid and tau scans are available for 1/3 of the cohort.
McGill University is a leading institution in the fields of neuroimaging and artificial intelligence, with a specific strength in studying aging. The McGill-affiliated MNI is the largest training center for brain research in Canada, housing over 120 investigators studying the full spectrum of the brain, from cellular and molecular biology to brain imaging and cognitive neuroscience. The Brain Imaging Centre located at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to conducting preclinical and clinical brain imaging research in the field of mental health.
Positions are available for enthusiastic graduate students who have a computational or neuroimaging background, or strong programming skills, and who have been accepted into McGill’s Integrated Program in Neuroscience (IPN).
Potential graduate students should read How to Pick a Graduate Advisor.
Volunteer research positions are available for exceptional undergraduate students completing their degrees at McGill University in neuroscience, engineering, or related fields. Please submit your CV for consideration, along with a brief description of why you would like to be involved in our lab.