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Dr. Sonia Lupien is the founder and director of the Centre for Studies on Human Stress (, a research facility dedicated to improving the physical and mental health of individuals by empowering them with scientifically grounded information on the effects of stress on the brain and body. Dr Lupien has a Ph.D in Neuroscience from the University of Montreal, where she is now a tenured professor in the department of psychiatry in the school of medicine, and completed postdoctoral studies at UC San Diego and Rockefeller University of NY. Dr. Lupien spent 12 years on the faculty of McGill University in Montreal. She has studied the effect of stress on memory and the brain for over 20 years. In 2003 Dr Lupien was voted one of the top 10 Canadians who make a difference by Maclean's magazine. In 2002 she received Canada's top 40 under 40 award.

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