Dr. Pierre Blier is a full professor at the University of Ottawa, Department of Psychiatry and Cellular/Molecular Medicines and the recipient of the Endowed Chair in Mood Disorders Research at the University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research (IMHR). He has also been awarded the prestigious Canada Research Chair in Psychopharmacology by the Canadian Federal Government.
As a world-renowned scientist, Dr Blier has received several awards for his groundbreaking research, in particular the Max Hamilton Award in 1998 from the International College of Neuropsychopharmacology for outstanding contributions in Psychopharmacology.
He obtained his B.Sc. from Bishop's University and a M.Sc. in Neuroscience from the Université de Montréal. Dr. Blier continued his research training throughout his medical training and obtained a Ph.D. in Neuroscience and his MD degree, both from the Université de Montréal.
After completing his clinical training, he carried out postdoctoral studies at the Laboratoire d'Étude et de Recherche Synthélabo in Paris. Dr Blier then joined the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University where he worked for 12 years, ascending through the ranks of assistant professor to full professor.
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