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Imed Gallouzi

Imed Gallouzi

Department of Biochemistry

mRNA metabolism during the cell cycle; cell differentiation

Albert M. Berghuis

Professor and Chair
Department of Biochemistry

Development of antimicrobials, antibiotic resistance, crystallography

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building
3655 promenade Sir-William-Osler
Office: Room 905D
Montreal, Quebec H3G 1Y6
Tel: 514-398-8795
Fax: 514-398-7384

Phil Branton

Gilman Cheney Professor
Department of Biochemistry

Human adenoviruses

Research Seminar 1

Research Seminar 1 (BIOC 701, Junior Seminar)

Grade: Pass/Fail


A Research Seminar must be presented by all M.Sc. students in the Department who plan to proceed to the Ph.D. degree, as well as students who enter the Department at the Ph.D. level. The Research Seminar MUST be presented in the third (3rd) semester of graduate studies (normally held in November for those students admitted in September and April/May for those admitted in January).

Ph.D. Thesis Proposal

Ph.D. Thesis Proposal (BIOC 702)



The Ph.D. Thesis Proposal is essentially a summary of the previous work and research plans that the student expects to carry out and eventually incorporate into a Ph.D. thesis. It is assumed that the Ph.D. Thesis Proposal will be a joint effort on the part of the student and the research supervisor, but that the student plays the major role in the writing and organization of the Proposal. The Ph.D.


Graduate Profiles

Alex Therien, BSc’94 PhD’99
Research Fellow, Merck Frosst

“I came to McGill because of the quality of the science being done here. The research was far-reaching and very relevant to medical research,” recalls Alex Therien, whose doctoral research “tissue-specific regulation of the sodium-potassium-ATPase” with Professor Rhoda Blostein was based primarily at the Montreal General Hospital.

Research Seminar 2

Research Seminar 2 (BIOC 703, Senior Seminar)



Approximately six months prior to submission of the Ph.D. thesis and before the thesis is written, a student is required to present the “Research Seminar 2” which constitutes a full hour formal presentation plus a discussion period as part of the Biochemistry Seminar Series (Academic). The Senior Seminar should present the complete, or close to complete, body of the research that will constitute the thesis, to a Department-wide audience.

Doctoral Thesis

The Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website has all the Thesis guidelines Master's and doctoral students require, along with the Forms related to thesis submission. There, you will find:


Administrative and Teaching Support Staff in Biochemistry
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Awards and recognition


  • Dr. Julie St-Pierre was successful in being promoted to Associate Professor with tenure, June 1, 2014.
  • Dr. Arnim Pause was promoted to Associate Professor and Full Professor, June 1, 2014.
  • Over $3.7M awarded to McGill researchers studying neurodevelopmental disorders -
    Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces funding from Government of Canada, The Azrieli Foundation and Brain Canada.