Two researchers affiliated with the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health – Dr. Michael Kobor and Dr. Raymond Lam – have been appointed BC Leadership Chairs, a program aimed at fostering world-class research in British Columbia.

Dr. Kobor, a Professor of Medical Genetics and Canada Research Chair in Social Epigenetics, is now the Sunny Hill BC Leadership Chair in Child Development. He is a world-leading expert in the field of social epigenetics, researching how diverse early life experiences affect human development and influence children’s health, learning and behavior.

Dr. Lam, a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Director of the Mood Disorders Centre at Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, is now the BC Leadership Chair in Depression Research. He is an authority on mood disorders, particularly seasonal affective disorders, as well as depression in the workplace.