|Life Sciences Complex, Bellini |
3649 Prom. Sir-William-Osler
Montreal, QC, H3G 0B1
|Tel: 514-398-1581 |
Email: derek [dot] bowie [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Dr. Derek Bowie earned his doctorate from the University of London, held postdoctoral fellow positions at the Université Louis Pasteur (France), University of Zurich (Switzerland) and the National Institutes of Health (USA) before joining the faculty at Emory University in Atlanta. He joined McGill in 2002 and is currently the Graduate Program Director in Pharmacology and the recipient of a Canada Research Chair award. He serves/served on the editorial boards of several periodicals (e.g. Journal of Physiology, Current Neuropharmacology, European Journal of Neuroscience).
The Bowie Lab studies the two major neurotransmitter receptors of the brain, namely ionotropic glutamate receptors and GABAA receptors. Both receptor families are widespread in the vertebrate brain and fulfill many important roles in healthy individuals as well as being implicated in disease states (e.g. Autism, Epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease). These receptors are studied to understand how they shape neuronal circuit behaviour and how they may be targeted to treat CNS disease.