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Michael J. Meaney Psychobiologist

Michael Meaney’s research interests lie in early environmental regulation of gene expression and brain development. He seeks to understand how early experience exerts a sustained influence on neuronal function. Meaney is also interested in the development of individual differences in behavioural and endocrine responses to stress, and environmental and neuroendocrine mechanisms influencing maternal behaviour.

Awards

Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize, 2014.

Relevant Publications

D. Liu et al, "Maternal care, hippocampal glucocorticoid receptors, and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal responses to stress," Science, vol. 277, no. 5332, pp. 1659-1662, Sept. 1997.

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Appointment

Senior Fellow Child & Brain Development

Institution

McGill UniversityDepartment of Psychiatry and Neurology & Neurosurgery

Education

PhD (Psychobiology) Concordia University

MA (Clinical Psychology) Concordia University

BSc (Psychology/Biology) Loyola College

Country

Canada

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Michael Meaney wins the Prix du Quebec

The government of Quebec has awarded CIFAR Senior Fellow Michael Meaney (McGill University, Douglas Mental Health Institute) the Wilder-Penfield prize...

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How early experiences can last a lifetime

Meaney’s work shows parenting can produce epigenetic changes Michael Meaney knew that many things could affect which of our genes...

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Genetic difference influences kids’ food choices

Children who choose to snack on chocolate more often than fruit could be under the influence of a gene that...