Guillaume Poirier, PhD
Guillaume Poirier received a B.Sc. (Honors) in Behavioral Neuroscience from Concordia University, Montréal (Canada). He pursued doctoral studies under the supervision of Prof. John Aggleton at the School of Psychology, Cardiff University (UK), receiving his Ph.D. in 2007. Continuing research in this laboratory, he then subsequently continued training in the Laboratory of Behavioral Genetics at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland) in 2009, under the direction of Prof. Carmen Sandi.
Dr. Poirier joined the Center for Comparative NeuroImaging (CCNI) in May 2014, as Prof. Jean King’s Post-doctoral Associate. His research interests in the vulnerability to psychopathology include predictive biological and behavioral factors of cognitive and emotional patterns, in health and disease, with a particular emphasis on brain connectivity patterns. His past research contributions comprise work on the implication of brain region activity, network dynamics, and vulnerability in models of Alzheimer’s Disease and diencephalic amnesia, learning and memory, stress, adversity, and coping, anxiety, depression and social behavior. Both individual factors and effects transmitted across generations have been a focus. He is involved in translational research from pre-clinical settings to humans and back, involving behavioral and neuroimaging studies.