Thien Thanh Dang-Vu

Thien Thanh Dang-Vu, MD, PhD / Director - Professor

Overview: Dr. Dang-Vu is a neurologist with expertise in sleep medicine. He is a Professor in the Department of Health, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology at Concordia University. Dr. Dang-Vu is a researcher at the PERFORM Center and the Center for Studies in Behavioral Neurobiology. He is also a researcher and the Associate Director for Clinical Research at the Centre de Recherche de l’Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal (CRIUGM), affiliated with Université de Montréal, and the Vice-President (Research) of the Canadian Sleep Society (CSS). His expertise includes human sleep physiology, sleep disorders and the use of neuroimaging in sleep research.

Jordan O’Byrne

Jordan O'Byrne, MSc / Research Programmer

Nathan Cross

Nathan Cross, PhD / Postdoctoral Fellow

Florence Pomares

Florence Pomares, PhD / Research Associate

Overview: Florence is a research associate specialized in neuroimaging. She studies brain anatomical and functional alterations in sleep disorders, such as idiopathic hypersomnia, insomnia and in sleep deprivation with brain imaging methods. In addition, Florence coordinates the study on the impact of insomnia treatment on mood, brain functioning, and cardiovascular health.
Melodee Mograss

Melodee Mograss, PhD / Researcher Associate

  • Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology; Department of Health, Kinesiology & Applied Physiology (HKAP)
  • Researcher Associate, Laboratoire de Sommeil, Centre de Recherche de l’Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal, CR-IUGM.
Overview: Dr. Mograss is a cognitive neuropsychologist with expertise in sleep, electrophysiological (EEG/PSG) methods and neurobehavioral performance. She coordinates research activities in the PERFORM Sleep lab. Dr. Mograss holds a PhD from the Départment de Psychologie of Université de Montréal; Training Certificate in Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Canadian Child Health Clinical Scientist certification, McGill University; and is registered in polysomnography (RPSGT, American Association of Sleep Medicine). She completed postgraduate training in the Sleep, Circadian & Respiratory Neurobiology Lab from Harvard Medical School in Boston, and in pediatric sleep from the Montreal Children’s Hospital, RI-MUHC, McGill University.