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Radan Čapek

Professor Emeritus


McIntyre Medical Building
3655 Prom. Sir-William-Osler
Room 1324
Montreal, QC, H3G 1Y6
Tel: 514-398-3607
Fax: 514-398-2045
Email: radan [dot] capek [at] mcgill [dot] ca

No longer directing a lab


Dr. Čapek earned his M.D. and Ph.D. (Pharmacology) at Charles University in Prague. His postdoctoral training was at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago, and at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Sao Paulo in Ribeirao Preto, Brazil. Subsequently, he was the Head of the Neuropharmacology Research Unit and Deputy Director of the Institute of Pharmacology of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences in Prague. After joining McGill University, he progressed through the academic ranks to full Professor. Dr. Čapek’s research interest has been concerned with the electrophysiological analysis of drug action on synaptic transmission and excitability in the central nervous system, in particular, the mechanisms by which anticonvulsants control the initiation and spread of seizure activity, selective targeting of the drug action on hyperexcitable neurons involved in seizures, and plastic changes in the brain induced by an insult leading to epileptogenesis. He is a core member of the Centre for Medical Education.  His research interest is in evaluation of undergraduate medical students and in faculty development (see http://www.mcgill.ca/centreformeded/aboutus/whoweare).  He also collaborates in pharmacoepidemiology research on new methods for population-based studies of effectiveness and safety of medications.