Seminar Series

Seminars, unless otherwise indicated, are held every Friday at 11:00 AM in Room 1034 of the McIntyre Medical Sciences Building located at 3655 Promenade Sir William Osler.  Special joint seminars may be held at other locations which will be indicated below.                                                                               

Sept. 9 Dr. Jean-Marc Fritschy, Director of the Center for Neuroscience Zurich, Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland "Mechanisms of GABAergic synapse formation and plasticity"
Sept.16 Dr. Lyanne Schlichter, Krembil Research Institute, University Health Network, and Department of Physiology, University of Toronto "Microglia activation states: Molecular and functional consequences and roles of ion channels"
Sept.23 Dr. Leah Keshet, Mathematics Department, University of British Columbia "Modeling cell signaling by Rho GTPases in cell motility, cell shape, and cancer cells"

No seminar 

Oct. 6 Dr. Derek Bowie, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, McGill University "Ion-channels as targets for CNS disease"
Oct. 7 Dr. Jean-Francois Trempe, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, McGill University "Molecular mechanisms of mitochondrial quality control by PINK1 and Parkin"
Oct. 14 Dr. Slav Bagrianstsev, Assistant Professor, Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Yale University "Molecular basis of mechanoreception in tactile specialist ducks"
Oct. 21 Dr. Sarah Woolley, Department of Biology, McGill University "Social circuits and basal ganglia circuits in songbird vocal production"
Oct. 27 Dr. Jaideep Bains, Professor, Hotchkiss Brain Institute, Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Calgary "Synaptic and cellular signatures of stress"
Oct. 28 Dr. Charles Bourque, Neurology & Neurosurgery, McGill University "The neurophysics of thirst"
Nov. 2 Dr. Monika Jadi, Principal Investigator, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies (Will take place in MCMED 1345 at 12:30 p.m.)

"Flexible computations in the brain"

Nov. 4 Dr. Louis Gendron, Institut de Pharmacology, Universite de Sherbooke

"Molecular mechanisms controlling the delta opioid receptor trafficking"

Nov.11 Dr. James R. Howe, Professor of Pharmacology, Yale University

"How AMPA receptor kinetics shapes fast synaptic transmission"

Nov.18 Dr. Stéphane Richard, McGill University, Lady Davis Institute "Defining the role of arginine methylation: implications for myogenesis and muscle regeneration"
Nov.25 No Seminar  
Dec. 2 Dr. Lisbet Haglund, Associate Director, Experimental Surgery, McGill University

"Spine Pathology: from degeneration and pain to tissue repair and recovery”

Dec. 8 Dr. Guy A. Rutter, Professor and Head of Section of Cell Biology and Functional Genomics, HEFCE (Will take place in MCMED 1034 at 11:30 a.m.) "Understanding Pancreatic Beta Identity in Diabetes: From GWAS to Optogenetics"
Dec. 9 Dr. Tony Humphries, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, McGill University

"Why model hematopoiesis mathematically?"

Dec. 16 Dr. Daniela Quail, Research Fellow, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

"Impact of systemic and local inflammatory environments on cancer progression."

Jan. 6 No Seminar TBA
Jan. 13 Dr. El Bachir Affar, Centre de Recherche, Hopital Maisonneuve-Rosemont

"Mechanisms of Function of the Chromatin-Associated Deubiquitinase and Tumor Suppressor BAP1"

Jan. 20

Dr. Jean-Claude Labbé, IRIC 

"When failure is success: regulation of syncytium formation by incomplete cytokinesis"

Jan. 27 Dr. Mari Kaartinen, McGill University "Factor XIII-A transglutaminase enzyme in energy metabolism- GWAS, cells and mice"
Feb. 3 Dr. Renaud Vincent and Dr. Premkumari Kumarathasan

“Toxicology of Respirable Particles: from Cell Culture Models to Biomarker Discovery”

Feb. 10 Dr. Prem Ponka, McGill University Erythroid cell mitochondria receive endosomal iron by a "kiss-and-run"
Feb. 17 Dr. Anjaparavanda P. Naren, Cystic Fibrosis Research Center

“Understanding CFTR: From Macromolecular complexes to Personalized Medicine”

Feb. 24 Dr. Alyson Fournier, Montreal Neurological Institute 

“Molecular Approaches for promoting CNS repair”

Mar. 3 Dr. Alexandre Orthwein, McGill University

"Interdependence between the cell cycle and the repair of DNA lesions"

Mar.10 Dr. Ali Salahpour, Pharmacology & Toxicology, University of Toronto

"Pharmacological Chaperones of the Dopamine Transporter Rescue Dopamine Transporter Deficiency Syndrome Mutations"

Mar.17 Dr. Louise Larose, Associate Professor, Centre for Translational Biology, McGill University

"Nck2, an unexpected regulator of adipogenesis"

Mar.24 Dr. Anna Moroni, Professor of Plant Physiology, University of Milano  

"cAMP regulation in HCN channels".

Mar.31 Physiology 12th Undergraduate Research Day - Dr. Jeffrey Holt Ph.D, Havard University- 11:45am, 6th floor, Martin Amphitheatre, McIntyre Building

"Adventures in Auditory Sensory Transduction, Structure and Function"

Apr. 7 Dr. Mark Harnett, MIT

"Structure and Function for Neuronal Computation"

Apr. 14 No seminar - Good Friday  
Apr. 21 Dr. David Dankort, McGill University 

“Oncogene induced senescene in Braf-V600E-induced lung cancer.”

Apr. 28 Dr. Sulayman D. Dib-Hajj, Senior Research Scientist in Neurology, Yale University 

"Sodium Channelopathies in Human Pain Disorders: From Bench to Bedside"

May 5 Dr. Diane Barber, Professor and Chair, Department of Cell and Tissue Biology, University of California

“Regulation by Intracellular pH Dynamics: From Molecules to Cancer Cell Behaviors”

May 12

23rd Annual Physiology Graduate Research Day: Bierman's Guest Lecturer: Dr. Pamela Ohashi,  Director, Tumor Immunotherapy Program, Senior Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre,  3:30pm, 6th floor, Martin Amphitheatre, McIntyre Building

'Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes(TILs): A View to the Clinic and Tumor Immunology"
May 19 No seminar  
May 26 Dr. Valerie Chappe, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Dalhousie University

"CFTR regulation by the Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide: Molecular basis and therapeutic potential"



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