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Hans H. Zingg

Professor Emeritus and former Chair


McIntyre Medical Building
3655 Prom. Sir-William-Osler
Room 1325
Monteal, QC H3G 1Y6
Tel: 514-843-1510
Fax: 514-843-2838
Email: hans [dot] zingg [at] mcgill [dot] ca

No longer directing a lab


Dr. Hans H. Zingg earned his M.D. at the University of Basel, Switzerland, and his Ph.D. at McGill. Following postdoctoral training at Harvard, he joined McGill in 1984. He was Director of the Laboratory of Molecular Endocrinology at the Royal Victoria Hospital, holder of the Wyeth-Ayerst Chair in Women’s Health and Associate Director of the MUHC Research Institute before he assumed the Department Chairmanship (2002 – 2011). Although officially Professor Emeritus, he is still actively involved in medical and graduate teaching and runs his endocrine outpatient clinic at the Royal Victoria Hospital.

Work in his lab focused on the molecular mechanisms of oxytocin and oxytocin receptor gene expression and mechanisms of intracellular signaling. His current interests are on a more global and theoretical level and focus on the concepts of self-organization and complexity as basic principles underlying the emergence of life and consciousness.