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Seminar Series

The Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics hosts speakers from other institutes around the world, as well as from the McGill community, in a series of weekly seminars. Everyone is welcome; however, space is limited.

Unless otherwise indicated seminars are held Mondays at 12:00 in room 1345 of the McIntyre Medical Building

Schedule for Winter 2014:




Gregory Emery
Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC)
University of Montreal
Endocytosis regulates cell coordination during collective cell migration January 13th
Luda Diatchenko
Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain
McGill University
Translational studies in the genomic era: persistent pain condition January 20th
Beverly Orser
Department of Anesthesia and Physiology
University of Toronto
Unexpected long-term consequences of GABA-A receptor activation January 27th
Keith Murai
Centre for Research in Neuroscience
McGill University
Cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying astrocyte diversity in the mature brain February 3rd
Terry Hébert
Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics
McGill University
GPCRs and G proteins: FlAsHy news from exotic locations February 10th
John Gillard
President, BioGill Consultants Inc.
Adventures in the chemical biology of apoptosis inhibition February 24th
Senior student seminar
Gurpreet Manku
Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics
McGill University
Gonocytes: the gatekeepers of spermatogenesis March 10th
Lionel Breton
Open Research Director
A new way of thinking - from translational to transpositional pharmacology March 17th
Jean-Sébastien Joyal
Department of Pediatrics
Université de Montreal
Retinal neurons govern angiogenesis: role of energy metabolism March 24th
Lucie Parent
Department of Physiology
Université de Montréal
L-type calcium channels and cardiac arrhythmias March 31st
Sylvain Williams
Department of Psychiatry
Douglas Mental Health University Institute
Optogenetic control of interneurons uncovers unique insights into the mechanism important for network oscillations and information flow in hippocampus April 7th
Senior student seminar
Trevor Beaudoin

Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics
McGill University
Discrimination of bacterial derived products by airway epithilial cells via p38 MAPK April 14th
Luca Pellegrini
Department of Molecular Biology, Medical Biochemistry and Pathology Université Laval
Mechanisms wiring mitochondria adaptive responses to metabolic transitions April 28th

Dr. Ezio Giacobini
Department of Rehabilitation and Geriatrics
University of Geneva Medical School

Challenges in Alzheimer's Therapeutics Wednesday
April 30th,
Senior student seminar
Mark Aurousseau
Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics
McGill University
Shedding light on glutamate receptors: one molecule at a time May 5th
Garret Fitzgerald
Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics
University of Pennsylvania
Peripheral clocks in cardiometabolic disease Friday
May 9th, 11:00am
Serge Rivest
Department of Molecular Medicine
Université Laval
Neuroprotective properties of innate immune cells May 12th
Senior student seminar
Philip Chang
Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics
McGill University
Prevention versus Treatment: Correcting Excitatory Synaptic Dysfunctions in Neurological Disorders Thursday
May 22nd
Senior student seminar
Jiehan Li
Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics
McGill University
Steroids and Oxysterols in Adipocytes: Biosynthesis, Function and Regulation May 26th
Senior student seminar
France-Hélène Paradis

Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics
McGill University
Mechanisms of Valproic Acid-induced Limb Malformations in the Murine Limb Bud Culture System June 9th
Andrea Trentin
Department of Cell Biology, Embryology and Genetics
Federal University of Santa Catarina
The fate and differentiation of neural crest progenitors June 16th