Sarah Lippé , Ph.D.
    Sarah Lippé
    Research Axis
    Brain and Child Development Axis
    Research Theme
    Neurodevelopmental diseases

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    • Deputy Head, Research Axis, Brain and Child Development, CHU Sainte-Justine, 2017
    • Associate Professor, Psychology Department, University of Montreal
    • Scientist, CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center
    • Salary award FRQ-S
    • Clinical neuropsychologist since 2004


    Postdoctoral Fellow

    • Nuclear Medicine and Clinical Research Unit, Service Hospitalier Frédéric Joliot/Neurospin, National Health and Medical Research Institute (INSERM) U663. Neurology and Metabolism Department, Necker Hospital for Sick Children, 2009. Scholarship awarded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Commissariat à l'énergie atomique (France).
    • Research Subjects:
      • Diffusion tensor imaging, positron emission tomography in childhood focal epilepsies;
      • Parietal lobe epilepsy in children: effects on cognition.

    CIHR Fellow

    • PhD in Psychology, Neuropsychology option, Research/Intervention profile, University of Montreal, 2006. Scholarship awarded by the CIHR.
    • Research Subject:
      • Cerebral development in children 1 month to 5 years old.

    Research Interests

    Her research program aims to better understand the cerebral and cognitive development of children and infants. She is specifically interested in learning mechanisms adopted by healthy children and children with various types of developmental disorders. The research methods are varied and noninvasive (EEG, eye tracking, neuropsychology, observations, structural and functional MRI). She is the founder of the Neuroscience of Early Development lab:

    Examples of Research Projects:

    • The predictive brain: a sensitive biomarker of neurodevelopment. CIHR 
    • Development of learning mechanisms in healthy children National Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC). 
    • Development of children who have a history of prolonged febrile convulsion. FRQ-S 
    • Learning mechanisms in individuals with intellectual disability. Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation. Fragile X Research Foundation of Canada.
    • Genomic determinants of common long-term treatment effects in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia survivors. CIHR

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