Dr. Naguib Mechawar
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 features underlying major depression and suicide. His research is focused on limbic brain regions. Different research themes are explored in his laboratory, namely:
-Neuroinflammation in depression and suicide;
-The characterization of astrocytes in the human brain;
-Astrocytic abnormalities in depression and suicide;
-The lasting impact of child abuse on cerebral oligodendrocytes and myelination.
Dr Mechawar’s research is funded by the CFI, CIHR, FRQS, NSERC, and the AFSP.