Researcher

    Anne Gallagher , Ph.D.

    anne.gallagher@umontreal.ca
    Anne Gallagher
    Research Axis
    Brain and Child Development
    Research Theme
    Neurodevelopmental diseases
    Address
    CHUSJ

    Phone
    514 345-4931 #6409

    Online

    Education

    • Postdoctoral training, Harvard Medical School, Massachussetts General Hospital and Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Boston, USA (2011)
    • PhD (Research and Intervention, Clinical Neuropsychology Option), Université de Montréal, Montréal (2008)
    • Master’s in Psychology (MPS), Laval University, Quebec City (2001)

    Research Interests

    Anne Gallagher’s research focuses mainly on the cognitive and cerebral effects of various pediatric illnesses and syndromes such as epilepsy, childhood spasms, tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), prematurity and congenital heart defects. In the laboratory, she uses neuropsychological assessment and brain imaging (optical imaging [NIRS], electroencephalography [EEG], magnetoencephalography [MEG]) to better understand these conditions and their effects on brain development, identify markers that predict the appearance of certain related disorders or developmental prognosis and develop presurgical assessment techniques that can be used in these populations.

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    Research Topics

    • Neuropsychology
    • Development
    • Epilepsy
    • Prematurity
    • Congenital heart disease
    • Neuroimaging (NI)
    • Optical Imaging (NIRS)
    • Electroencephalography (EEG)
    • Magnetoencephalography (MEG)

    Awards and Distinctions

    • CIHR New Invastigator Salary Award, Institut de recherche en santé du Canada (IRSC), 2013-2018
    • Chercheure-boursière FRQS Junior 1, 2013-2017
    • Meilleure thèse de doctorat dans le domaine de la santé. Prix d’excellence de l’Association des doyens des études supérieures au Québec (ADESAQ), édition 2009
    • Meilleure thèse 2008 de l’Université de Montréal, Sciences médicales, Université de Montréal
    • Post-Doctoral Training Award, Clinical Research, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, IRSC, 2008-2011
    • Post-Doctorat Training Award, Clinical Research, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé (FRQS), 2008-2010
    • Ph.D. scholarship, Georgette Lemoyne Award, Canadian Federation University Women (CFUW), 2006-2007
    • CIHR Fellowship (Health Professionals), Canadian Institutes of Health, 2006-2008
    • Meilleur article scientifique 2007, Prix de la faculté des Arts et Sciences, 17ème journée scientifique du Centre de Recherche en Neuropsychologie et Cognition (CERNEC)
    • Meilleure présentation affichée, Prix Pfizer, 15ème journée scientifique du CERNEC, 2006
    • Meilleure présentation affichée Ph.D., Prix d’excellence, XXème Congrès annuel de la recherche des étudiants gradués du Centre de Recherche du CHU Ste-Justine, 2005
    • Meilleure présentation orale, Prix du CERNEC, 14ème journée scientifique du CERNEC, 2005
    • NSERC Graduate scholarship B, Doctorate's Degree, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), 2002-2004

    Presentations

    • Healthy and altered language and cognitive development : NIRS and EEG studies, Neuro workshop, Centro de Neurosciencias, Havana, Cuba, 2014-10-20
    • Neuroimaging correlates of brain development in healthy and epileptic children, Israel-Quebec Symposium, Israel, Tel Aviv, 2014-05-27
    • Developmental Neuropsychology and Brain Imaging, Brain Disease Axis, Meeting, Canada, Quebec, Montreal, Main Audience: Researcher, 2014-01-27
    • Imaging the brain of infants and young children using NIRS, International Congress "Advances in Clinical Neurosciences and Psychiatry: Brain and Mind", Cuba, Havana Main Audience: Researcher, 2013-11-18,
    • « Imaging for Clinical Application ». Polytechnique de Montréal. The use of NIRS in infants with infantile spasms and congenital heart diseases”. 2ème congrès annuel Imaginc, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Montréal, Juillet 2012
    • Language lateralization in patients with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) using MEG. International Neuropsychological Society (INS), 39ème congrès annuel, Boston. Février 2011.
    • Using NIRS with neonates with infantile spasms: development of an assessing tool for anticonvulsivant treatment. Massachusetts General Hospital, Neurology Seminar, Boston. Janvier 2009.
    • « Pediatric optical imaging keynote ». HBM satellite: Pediatric imaging. 14th Annual Meeting for Human Brain Mapping Organization (OHBM), Melbourne, Australie. Juin 2008.
    • Localization of language areas and epileptogenic zone using near infrared spectroscopy. CIMIT/NIO Epilepsy Summit, Boston, USA. Mai 2008.
    • Imaging the brain of infants and young children using NIRS. 4th Cuban Congress, Ibero-Latin American Workshop of Clinical Neurophysiology. Varadero, Cuba. Mars 2008.
    • New imaging techniques for the localization of the epileptic focus and language zones in the brain. Epilepsie Montréal Métropolitain. Novembre 2007.

    Most Important Publications

    1. Schmidt CS, Lassonde M, Gagnon L, Sauerwein CH, Carmant L, Major P, Paquette N, Lepore F, Gallagher A. Neuropsychological functioning in children with temporal lobe epilepsy and hippocampal atrophy without mesial temporal sclerosis: A distinct clinical entity? Epilepsy Behav. 2015 Jan 15;44C:17-22. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2014.12.023. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25597528.
    2. Paquette N, Lassonde M, Vannasing P, Tremblay J, González-Frankenberger B, Florea O, Béland R, Lepore F, Gallagher A. Developmental patterns of expressive language hemispheric lateralization in children, adolescents and adults using functional near-infrared spectroscopy. Neuropsychologia. 2015 Feb;68:117-25. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2015.01.007. Epub 2015 Jan 8. PubMed PMID: 25576910.
    3. Tremblay E, Vannasing P, Roy MS, Lefebvre F, Kombate D, Lassonde M, Lepore F, McKerral M, Gallagher A. Delayed early primary visual pathway development in premature infants: high density electrophysiological evidence. PLoS One. 2014 Sep 30;9(9):e107992. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0107992. eCollection 2014. PubMed PMID: 25268226; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4182425.
    4. Paquette N, Vannasing P, Lefrançois M, Lefebvre F, Roy MS, McKerral M, Lepore F, Lassonde M, Gallagher A. Neurophysiological correlates of auditory and language development: a mismatch negativity study. Dev Neuropsychol. 2013;38(6):386-401. doi: 10.1080/87565641.2013.805218. PubMed PMID: 23971491.
    5. Gallagher A, Tanaka N, Suzuki N, Liu H, Thiele EA, Stufflebeam SM. Decreased language laterality in tuberous sclerosis complex: a relationship between language dominance and tuber location as well as history of epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav. 2012 Sep;25(1):36-41. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2012.06.013. Epub 2012 Aug 17. PubMed PMID: 22980079; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3708307.
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