Seminar Series

The Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics hosts speakers from International Institutes and local academia, in a series of weekly seminars.
All are welcome.


 

Jeffrey Mogil, Ph.D

Professor

Canada Research Chair in Genetics of Pain (Tier I)

E. P. Taylor Chair in Pain Studies

"Sex, Pain and Death"

Monday, February 26, 2018

12pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

Joel Meyerson, Ph.D.

Brandeis University & HHMI

Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics

Christopher Miller Laboratory

"Investigating the ionotropic glutamate receptor gating cycle using cryo-EM"

Monday, January 29, 2018

12pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

Andre Veillette, MD, FRSC

Director, Molecular Oncology Research Unit

Professor, IRCM & Department of Medicine,

Université de Montréal

Canada Research Chairholder in Immune System Signalling

"SLAM family receptors in innate immune cells and immunotherapy"

Monday, January 22, 2018

12pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

Michel Bouvier, Ph.D., FCAHS, FRSC

Chief Executive Officer, IRIC

PI, Molecular Pharmacology research unit, IRIC

Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal

Deputy Vice-Rector Research, Discovery, Creation and Innovation

tbd

Monday, January 15, 2018

12pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

Dr. Francesca Cicchetti

Professor

Department of Psychiatry & Neurosciences

Faculty of Medicine

Université Laval

"Are neurodegenerative diseases prion disorders?"

Monday, December 11, 2017

12pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

Dr. David Maclean

Assistant Professor

Department of Pharmacology & Physiology

University of Rochester Medical Center

"Uncovering Novel capabilities of Acid Sensing Ion Channels"

Monday, December 4, 2017

12pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

WIN4SCIENCE

Dr. Cassandra Steer, B.A. mr. LL.M.
Executive Director of Women in International Security (WIIS) Canada

RSPV to bobbi.bidochka [at] mcgill.ca

How to Beat Imposter Syndrome

Thursday, November 30
Workshop 4-5pm

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building
Room 210/211
Reception to follow in room 1346

Dr. Claudia Kleinman

Assistant Professor

Department of Human Genetics

McGill University

“Modeling gene expression trajectories in the developing brain: applications to childhood brain tumors”

Monday, November 20, 2017

12pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

**POSTPONED**

The 2017 Mark Nickerson Memorial Lecture

Nobel Laureate
Dr. Thomas C. Südhof
 Stanford University School of Medicine
 and Howard Hughes Medical Institute

“ApoE signaling in synapse formation and Alzheimer’s disease”

**POSTPONED**

Martin Amphitheatre, Room 504
McIntyre Medical Sciences Building
3655 Promenade Sir William Osler

Reception to follow in the Bellini Atrium

Eeva Leinala, Ph.D.

Principal Administrator Hazard Assessment Programme and Risk Reduction Programme 

Environment Health & Safety Division

Environment Directorate, OECD

OECD Work Towards Substitution of Harmful Chemicals – Science to Policy

Monday, November 6, 2017

12pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

Dr. Gary Brouhard

Associate Professor

Department of Biology

McGill University

“Microtubule Curvature and Dynamics in Cancer Therapy”

Monday, October 30, 2017

12pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

WIN4SCIENCE

Dr. Lisa Münter, rer.nat.

Assistant Professor, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Director of Win4Science

Introduction to Win4Science Initiative

 

Dr. Saleem Razack MD, FRCP(C)

Director, Office of Social Accountability and Community Engagement, Assistant Dean of Admissions, Professor of Pediatric

Building Inclusive Spaces in Academia: Confronting Implicit Bias, Microaggressions, and Systemic Barriers

Thursday, October 26, 2017

4pm-5pm, reception to follow

McIntyre Medical Sciences Bldg, Room 1345

 

Rsvp: bobbi.bidochka [at] mcgill.ca

In partnership with GEPROM

Dr. Corrie da Costa

The Welcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology

Assistant Professor, Chemistry &Biomolecular Sciences Faculty of Science, University of Ottawa

"Zombie ion channels:

Why can't the undead and the living get along?"

Monday, October 23, 2017

12pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

Senior Seminar

Sandra Paschkowsky

Ph.D. Candidate

Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Munter Lab

“Moving rhomboid research forward: Cellular roles of RHBDL4”

Monday, October 16, 2017

12pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

The Fourth Annual Theodore L. Sourkes Lecture in Neuropharmacology

Dr. Freda Miller
Professor and Senior Scientist
Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto

"Building and repairing the nervous system with stem cells“

Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 4:00 pm
KARP Conference Room 501, Goodman Cancer Research Centre
Entrance: 1160 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, QC H3A 1A3

Reception to follow in the Bellini Atrium

Dr. Siegfried Hekimi

Professor

Department of Biology

McGill University

"Mitochondrial dysfunction, reactive oxygen species, and lifespan in animals: Untangling the knot"

Monday, October 2, 2017

12pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

Dr. Joaquin Ortega

Professor

Anatomy and Cell Biology

McGill University

"The Impact of Recent Improvements in Cryo-electron Microscopy Technology on the Understanding New Antimicrobial Targets"

Monday, September 25, 2017

12pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

Dr. Pierre Chaurand

Professor

Department of Chemistry

University of Montreal

"Imaging mass spectrometry: Correlating molecular information to histology"

Monday, September 18, 2017

12pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

Dr. Ivan Topisirovic

Assistant Professor, Department of Oncology
Associate Member, Department of Medicine, Division of Experimental Medicine

McGill University

"Protein Synthesis and Cellular Energetcis"

Monday, September 11, 2017

12pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

Nazem El Husseini

PhD Candidate

McGill University

Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Senior Seminar

"The Role of P53 Signaling in Hydroxyurea Embryotoxicity"

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

12pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

 

Dr. Philipp Voigt

Assistant Professor

Welcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology (WTCOB)

University of Edinburgh

“Histone Methylation Crosstalk at Developmental Genes”

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

12pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

Keith Siklenka

Ph.d Candidate

Sarah Kimmins Lab

Senior Seminar

Sperm Histone Methylation is implicated in paternal epigenetic inheritance

June 26, 2017

12pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

Baraa Noueihed

Ph.d Candidate

Sylvain Chemtob Lab

Senior Seminar

Mesenchymal Stem Cells promote vascular repair in a model of Oxygen-Induced Retinopathy

May 29, 2017

12pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

Dr. Fabien Pinaud

Assistant Professor

Biological Sciences

Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy

USC

“Investigating the molecular basis of muscular dystrophy diseases by single molecule imaging in cells and live animal models”

May 15, 2017

4pm

R. Howard Palmer Amphitheatre, 5th Floor

Room 522

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

Dr. Filip Van Petegem

Associate Professor
The University of British Columbia
Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

"Cardiac Arrhythmias and muscle disorders at high resolution: structural insights into calcium-selective ion channels"

May 8, 2017

12pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

Nahum Sonenberg, PhD

James McGill Professor

Department of Biochemistry

McGill University

Investigator Howard Hughes Medical Institute

“Translational control by eIF4E of Fragile X syndrome”

May 1, 2017

12pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

Dr. Brian Kobilka

NOBEL PRIZE WINNER 2012 - Chemistry

Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology

Helene Irwin Fagan Chair in Cardiology

Stanford University of Medicine

"Structural Insights into G Protein-Coupled Receptor Signaling"

April 24, 2017

12pm

R. Howard Palmer Amphitheatre, 5th Floor

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

Dr. Juan Bonifacino

National Institute of Health (NIH), USA

Distinguished Investigator & Associate Scientific Director

Cell Biology & Neurobiology Branch

"On the move: mechanisms and functions of lysosome positioning"

Wednesday

April 19, 2017

Charles Leblond

Amphitheatre

SADB room M-1

11:30am

Dr. Axel T. Brunger

Investigator,  Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology
Stanford University

"Molecular mechanisms of synaptic neurotransmitter release"

TUESDAY

April 18, 2017

12pm

Charles F Martin Amphitheatre

Room 504

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

Dr. Stéphane Richard

Associate Director Research
Lady Davis Institute

Professor, Departments of Oncology and Medicine, McGill University
CIHR Investigator
James McGill Professor
FRSQ Chercheur National

"Arginine methylation and QUAKING as regulators of CNS myelineation"

April 10, 2017

12pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

Dr. Rosemary C. Bagot

Assistant Professor

Department of Psychology

McGill University

“Transcriptional networks of stress susceptibility”

April 3, 2017

12pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

Dr. Masad Damha

Chair, Department of Chemistry

McGill University

James McGill Professor

“Applying the chemist’s toolbox for studying nucleic acid structure and function”

March 27, 2017

12pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

Jack Antel, MD

Professor

The Montreal Neurological Institute

McGill University

"Multiple sclerosis: a treatable neurodegenerative disease? "

March 20, 2017

12pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

David Westaway, Ph.D

Professor Neurology

Director Centre for Prions and Protein Folding Diseases

University of Alberta

Lecture in Honour of Julius Lowenthal

CANCELLED

“Prions, pre-prions and a prion-like neurodegenerative disease”

March 13, 2017

12pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

Dr. Jean-Pierre Julien

Professor

Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Québec

Laval Université

Lecture in Honour of Julius Lowenthal

“From physiopathology of ALS to experimental therapeutics”

March 6, 2017

12pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

Dr. Koren K. Mann

Senior Investigator

Lady Davis Institute

Associate Professor of Oncology

McGill University

Lecture in Honour of Julius Lowenthal

“Mechanisms of arsenic-enhanced atherosclerosis”

February 27, 2017

12pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

Ghalib Bardai

PhD Candidate

McGill University

Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics

“Developmental Toxicity of Glyceryl Trinitrate”

February 20, 2017

12pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

Ronald Postuma, MD, MSc

Investigator, RI-MUHC, Montreal General Hospital

Brain Repair and Integrative Neuroscience (BRaIN) Program

Associate Professor, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University

Lecture in Honour of Julius Lowenthal

“Predicting Parkinson’s disease: The New Frontier”

February 13, 2017

12pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

Edith Hamel, PhD

Professor Department of Neurology & Neurosurgery

MNI The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital

McGill University

"Vascular factors in Alzheimer's disease: interventions and cognitive benefits"

February 6, 2017

12pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

Thomas Nardelli, Ph.D Candidate

Senior Seminar

Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics

McGill University

"Protecting Our Future: A Strategy to Identify Innocuous Plasticizers as Phthalate Replacements"

January 30, 2017

12pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

Sponsored by GEPROM

Dr. R. Scott Prosser

Professor
Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Toronto
Director of Master of Biotechnology Program

"Molecular Underpinnings of Pharmacological Phenomena in G Protein-Coupled Receptors -  An NMR Study of the Adenosine A2A Receptor"

January 23, 2017

12pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

Dr. Christopher Thibodeaux

Professor, Department of Chemistry

McGill University

"RiPPing Apart the Rules of Lanthipeptide Biosynthesis"

January 16, 2017

12pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

Dr. Serge Gauthier, C.M., MD, FRCPC

Professor, Departments of Neurology & Neurosurgery, Psychiatry, Medicine, McGill University

Director of the Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders Research

Unit of the McGill University Research Centre for Studies in Aging, Douglas Mental Health University Institute. 

"Update on Alzheimer pharmacotherapy"

January 9, 2017

12pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

Dr. Sylvain Williams

Professor
Dept of Psychiatry
Douglas Mental Health University Institute McGill University

"Determining the role of sleep in memory consolidation; An optogenetic study in freely behaving mice"

December 19, 2016

12pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

Dr. Daniel De Carvalho

Helen M Cooke Assistant Professor in Cancer Epigenetics
Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Dept. of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto

"DNA methylation as biomarker and therapeutic target in cancer"

December 12, 2016

12pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

Dr. Stephen Hammes

Louis S Wolk Distinguished Professor of Medicine

Chief, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism

Department of Medicine University of Rochester Medical Center School of Medicine and Dentistry

"Where do LAMs come from?  Probing the mysteries of lymphangioleiomyomatosis"

December 5, 2016

12pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

Tarik Moroy

President and Scientific Director Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal

IRCM Canada Research Chair in Hematopoiesis and immune cell differentiation

Professor, Dept. de microbiologie et immunologie Université de Montréal

"Growth factor independence 1b (Gfi1b) regulates Wnt signaling in hematopoietic stem cells and megakaryocytes by recruiting LSD1 to beta-catenin targets"

November 28, 2016

12pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

Alba Guarne

Professor, Department of Biochemistry

McGill University

"Understanding how weak protein-protein interactions modulate the DNA damage response"

November 22, 2016

12pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

Ellen Zhou

Senior Student, Chemtob Lab

Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics

"Applying Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) in rodent pups: caution about corneal calcification associated with anesthetic"

November 21, 2016

12pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

Dr. Anthony Mittermaier

Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
McGill University

"Mapping the energy landscape of biomolecule function by NMR and calorimetry"

November 14, 2016

12pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

Dr. John Pascal

Université de Montréal Dépt de biochimie

"PARP-1 mechanism of activation in the cellular response to DNA damage"

November 7, 2016

12pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

Yining Li

Senior Student, Bernard Lab

Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics

"Mechanisms of activin and inhibin action on FSH synthesis in vivo"

October 31, 2016

12pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

THEODORE L. SOURKES LECTURE IN NEUROPHARMACOLOGY

Prof Michel Goedert

Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK

"Synucleinopathies and Tauopathies"

October 27, 2016

2-3pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

Chia-Hao Chang

Senior Seminar

"Rab7-mediated autophagosomal regulation on cell-matrix adhesion turnover"

October 24, 2016

12pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

Sponsored by GEPROM

Yoshihiro Kubo

Department of Molecular Physiology

National Institute of Physiological Sciences

Japan

"Dynamic aspects of the function and stoichiometry of membrane proteins"

October 17, 2016

4pm, Room 521

Meakins Amphitheatre

McIntyre Medical Sciences Bldg

Reception to follow in Bellini Atrium

MARK NICKERSON MEMORIAL LECTURE

Matthias Hentze

Prof.Dr.med., ML, FAA

Director, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

RNA biology, metabolism, and a new function of the genome?

October 3, 2016

1pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

Reception to follow in Bellini Atrium

Uri Saragovi

Professor, McGill University Lady Davis Institute Jewish General Hospital

Drug Development and Academic Translational Medicine: From Target Discovery and Validation to Experimental Therapeutics

September 26, 2016

12pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

Greg Fitzharris

Professeur Agregé, Département d'Obstétrique-Gynécologie, Universtié de Montréal

Segregating chromosomes in oocytes and embryos; the importance of getting it right

September 12, 2016

12pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

Sponsored by GEPROM

Kim Doré

University of California, San Diego

FRET-FLIM reveals transmembrane conformational signaling at NMDA receptors that is required for synaptic depression

 June 23, 2016

12pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

Tamara Ouspenskaia, Ph.D.
HHMI International Fellow
Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development

Mechanisms of stem cell specification during organ morphogenesis

June 20, 2016

12pm, Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

Adeola Shobo

School of Pharmacy

University of KwaZulu Natal  Durban, South Africa

Maldi-Imaging as a tool for drug distribution studies of selected anti-tubercular drugs

June 13, 2016

11:30am -12:30pm

Room 1345

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building