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Mark Brandon, PhD

Dr. Mark Brandon's roots trace back to a small town in Connecticut. It was at the University of Connecticut that he first encountered the field of neuroscience, sparking a deep interest. This enthusiasm led him to Boston University, where under the mentorship of Dr. Michael Hasselmo, he completed his Ph.D. in 2011. Following his graduation, Dr. Brandon pursued his postdoctoral work with Dr. Stefan Leutgeb at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In 2015, he transitioned to McGill University to establish his own neuroscience laboratory. Today, the Brandon laboratory, supported by provincial, federal, and international grants, has a consistent output of publications in highly esteemed peer-reviewed journals. Beyond this research output, Dr. Brandon has been dedicated to the academic and professional growth of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.


Dr. Brandon's research uses the latest innovative and state-of-the-art techniques to explore the brain's navigation and memory systems, with an emphasis on understanding the impacts of aging and conditions like Alzheimer's disease.

Associate Professor
Canada Research Chair in the Neural Circuits of Memory

Ke Cui, MSc

Lab Manager

Clément Bourguignon, PhD

Research Engineer

Tianmeng Xu, MSc

Research Technician

Samantha La Rosa

Master Student

Mohammad H. Yaghoubi, MSc

PhD student

Feikai Lin, MSc

PhD student

Zeeshan Haqqee, MSc

PhD student

Etienne JP Maes

MD PhD student

Harshith Nagaraj, MSc

PhD student

Pola Tuduri, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher

Jennifer Robinson, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher

Javad Karimi Abadchi, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher

J. Quinn Lee, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher

Albert Fok, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher

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