Karim Nader joined McGill in 2001, and now holds the positions of Associate Professor and William Dawson Chair in the Department of Psychology. Before coming to the University, he did his post-doctoral studies in a lab at New York University. His supervisor there recalled that “Karim came into the field of memory like a ball of fire. He had brilliant ideas and a great knack for turning them into experiments-and making the experiments work.”
His research has earned him numerous honors and awards, among them the prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship, given to early-career scientists and scholars who are having a major impact on their field. He has also been recognized by the BBC and 60 Minutes, was selected as one of “Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. In 2007, Forbes magazine named him as one of its “10 People Who Could Change the World.”
Life-changing is the only way to describe the research of Karim Nader. His groundbreaking discoveries, focused on the capacity we all have to tone down traumatic memory, offer new hope to people like war veterans and victims of crime. Dr. Nader’s work has earned international recognition and even inspired the Jim Carrey film “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.”
Join the McGill Alumni Association learn more about our mysterious and marvelous brains at the lecture series entitled: “Taming Trauma: How Memories are Acquired, Stored and Recalled”
WHEN? Wednesday, April 29, 2009 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
WHERE? Ropes & Gray LLP, 36th floor, One International Place, Boston, Massachusetts U. S. A.