Vivian Roger Steiger has received a Laszlo and Etelka Kollar Brain@McGill Graduate/Postgraduate Travel Award. He will travel to Montreal to apply a new method in neuroimaging that was developed at the Computational Brain Anatomy Laboratory of the Douglas Institute, to his research on patients with social anxiety.
The McGill – Oxford – ZNZ Partnership in Neurosciences fosters excellence in neuroscience education and postgraduate training by facilitating student mobility across the three centers. Students can undertake research for their degree requirements or advance their scientific expertise.
Vivian is a PhD student in the group of Prof. Uwe Herwig, Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. He received the award to advance his neuroimaging analyses of patients with social anxiety, using a new method to analyze the shape of neuroanatomical structures, developed at the Computational Brain Anatomy Laboratory at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. The goal of this research project is to better understand neuroanatomical alterations in anxiety disorders in order to improve therapy.
The Laszlo and Etelka Kollar Brain@McGill Graduate/Postgraduate Travel Award consists of a maximum of $ 8’000 and is eligible to students of the ZNZ International PhD Program in Neuroscience.
Brain@McGill is a multi-institutional initiative at McGill University that promotes multi-disciplinary neuroscience research while coordinating the research centers, institutes and hospitals in McGill’s Neuroscience network. With 250 principal investigators and 500 PhD students in the Neuroscience program, McGill University is a top neuroscience center in North America.