Bernard Brais, Ph.D.

Full Professor, and director of the Rare Neurological Diseases Group,
Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery & Human Genetics
Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital;
Associate Reasercher, CRIR

Phone: 514-398-3334

Fax: 514-398-4340



  • MPhil, Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, University College London, UK, 1990
  • Ph.D., Neurology and Neurosurgery Dpt., McGill University, 1998

Research interests

My major interests are in the fields of neurogenetics and genetic epidemiology of hereditary diseases with founder effects in the Quebec population. Clinically my areas of expertise are hereditary neuromuscular diseases, sensory neuropathies, ataxias and leukoencephalopathies.


Research orientation

Axis 1: Sensory, Motor and Cognitive Functions and Activities

Research topic

Theme 2: Physical and Cognitive Activities

Research Site

CRIR - Institut universitaire sur la réadaptation en déficience physique de Montréal (IURDPM), CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal

University Affiliation