January 2022

This month, Violaine Mongeau-Pérusse, a doctoral candidate in biomedical sciences, defended her doctoral thesis entitled “Cannabidiol as a treatment for cocaine use disorders: a randomized placebo-controlled trial”. Now, we are celebrating the completion of Violaine Mongeau-Perusse’s Ph.D. degree, which she brilliantly defended on January 27th 2022.

Prior to her time in the lab, Violaine completed a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing at the Université de Montréal and then worked as a nurse clinician in psychiatry. She then pursued a Master’s degree in Applied Sciences at École Polytechnique de Montréal during which she designed an innovative project combining nursing and engineering.

Always looking for new challenges, Violaine joined the Didier Jutras-Aswad laboratory in 2017 to complete a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences. Her doctoral project evaluated the effects of cannabidiol on individuals with cocaine use disorders. Her sustained involvement and sense of initiative allowed her to develop new research protocols, write regulatory documents for Health Canada, and publish more than eight scientific manuscripts in the last year!

Violaine Mongeau-Perusse can now add the letters Ph.D. to her name with all due credit! She is the first Ph.D. student to graduate from the DJA lab!

Congratulations Violaine!