Director (Integrative Neuroscience Programme)
Prof Meaney is the Scientific Director of the Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics and Mental Health and James McGill Professor Medicine at McGill University, and the Director of the Integrative Neuroscience Program and Adjunct Senior Investigator at the Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences (A*STAR).
Prof Meaney was educated at Loyola College of Montreal and received his PhD from Concordia University (Montreal) with post-doctoral training at The Rockefeller University in New York.
He was named a "Most Highly Cited Scientist" in the area of neuroscience by the Institute for Scientific Information in 2007 and was also elected to the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) and named a Knight of the National Order of Quebec. He received the Order of Canada in 2012. Prof Meaney has also been awarded the Salomon Medal from the New York Academy of Medicine, the Transatlantic Price from the British Endocrine Society, a Distinuished Research Contribution from the American Psychological Association, the IPSEN Prize in Synaptic Plasticity from Federation of European Neuroscience Societies and a Presidential Scholar award from the University of California, San Francisco.
His research is multidisciplinary and includes studies of neural function, to molecular biology and genetics. The primary objective of these studies is to define the processes that govern gene - environment interactions over development.
Fogel A, Goh AT, Fries LR, Sadananthan SA, Sendhil Velan S, Michael N, Tint MT, Fortier MV, Chan MJ, Toh JY, Chong YS, Tan KH, Yap F, Shek LP, Meaney MJ, Broekman BF, Lee YS, Godfrey KM, Chong MF, Forde CG. ''A description of an 'obesogenic' eating style that promotes higher energy intake and is associated with greater adiposity in 4.5year-old children: Results from the GUSTO cohort''. Physiol Behav. 14 Feb 2017. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2017.02.013.
Phua DY, Meaney MJ, Khor CC, Lau IY, Hong YY. ''Effects of bonding with parents and home culture on intercultural adaptations and the moderating role of genes''. Behav Brain Res. 12 Feb 2017. 2016.
Jafar NK, Tham EK, Eng DZ, Goh DY, Teoh OH, Lee YS, Shek LP, Yap F, Chong YS, Meaney MJ, Gooley JJ, Broekman BF. ''The association between chronotype and sleep problems in preschool children''. Sleep Med. 05 Dec 2016. 30(1):240-244. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2016.11.015.
Wee CY, Tuan TA, Broekman BF, Ong MY, Chong YS, Kwek K, Shek L, Saw SM, Gluckman PD, Fortier MV, Meaney MJ, Qiu A. ''Neonatal neural networks predict children behavioral profiles later in life''. Hum Brain Mapp. 16 Nov 2016. doi: 10.1002/hbm.23459.
Cai S, Tan S, Gluckman PD, Godfrey KM, Saw SM, Teoh OH, Chong YS, Meaney MJ, Kramer MS, Gooley JJ. ''Sleep Quality and Nocturnal Sleep Duration in Pregnancy and Risk of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus''. Sleep. 14 Nov 2016.
O'Donnell KJ, Meaney MJ. ''Fetal Origins of Mental Health: The Developmental Origins of Health and Disease Hypothesis''. Am J Psychiatry. 14 Nov 2016. doi: 10.1176/appi.ajp.2016.16020138.
Padmapriya N, Bernard JY, Liang S, Loy SL, Shen Z, Kwek K, Godfrey KM, Gluckman PD, Chong YS, Saw SM, Meaney MJ, Chen H, Müller-Riemenschneider F. ''Association of physical activity and sedentary behavior with depression and anxiety symptoms during pregnancy in a multiethnic cohort of Asian women''. Arch Womens Ment Health. 23 Sep 2016. 19(6):1119-1128. doi: 10.1007/s00737-016-0664-y.
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