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Anatomy and Cell Biology (ANAT)

Anatomy and Cell Biology (ANAT) Faculty

Anatomy and Cell Biology (ANAT) Faculty

Acting Chair
Nathalie Lamarche-Vane (Acting Chair)
Emeritus Professors
Yves Clermont; B.Sc.(Montr.), Ph.D.(McG.), F.R.C.S.
Dennis G. Osmond; C.M., B.Sc., M.B., Ch.B., D.Sc.(Brist.), M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., F.R.S.C.
H. Warshawsky; B.Sc.(Sir G. Wms.), M.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.)
Professors
Chantal Autexier; B.Sc.(C’dia), Ph.D.(McG.)
Philip Barker; B.Sc.(S. Fraser), Ph.D.(Alta.) (joint appoint. with Neurology & Neurosurgery)
Alain Beaudet; M.Sc., Ph.D., M.D.(Montr.) (joint appoint. with Neurology & Neurosurgery)
Gary C. Bennett; B.A., B.Sc.(Sir G. Wms.), M.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.)
John J.M. Bergeron; B.Sc.(McG.), D.Phil.(Oxf.)
James R. Brawer; B.S.(Tufts), Ph.D.(Harv.)
Miguel Burnier; M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D.(Brazil) (joint appoint. with Ophthalmology)
Samuel David; Ph.D.(Manit.) (joint appoint. with Neurology & Neurosurgery)
Louis Hermo; B.A.(Loyola), M.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.)
Nathalie Lamarche-Vane; B.Sc., Ph.D.(Montr.)
Marc D. McKee; B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.) (joint appoint. with Dentistry)
Peter McPherson; B.Sc.(Manit.), Ph.D.(Iowa) (joint appoint. with Neurology and Neurosurgery)
Sandra C. Miller; B.Sc.(Sir G. Wms.), M.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.)
Carlos R. Morales; DVM.(U.N., Argentina), Ph.D.(McG.)
Barry I. Posner; M.D.(Manit.), F.R.C.P.(C) (joint appoint. with Medicine)
Alfredo Ribeiro-da-Silva; M.D., Ph.D.(Oporto) (joint appoint. with Pharmacology and Therapeutics)
Wayne Sossin; S.B.(MIT), Ph.D.(Stan.) (joint appoint. with Neurology & Neurosurgery)
Stefano Stifani; Ph.D.(Rome), Ph.D.(Alta.) (joint appoint. with Neurology & Neurosurgery)
Dominique Walker; B.Sc., Ph.D.(Geneva) (joint appoint. with Psychiatry)
Associate Professors
Orest W. Blaschuk; B.Sc.(Winn.), M.Sc.(Manit.), Ph.D.(Tor.) (joint appoint. with Surgery)
Eugene Daniels; M.Sc., Ph.D.(Manit.)
Elaine Davis; B.Sc., M.Sc.(W.Ont.), Ph.D.(McG.)
Timothy Kennedy; B.Sc.(McM.), M.Phil., Ph.D.(Col.) (joint appoint. with Neurology & Neurosurgery)
M.F. Lalli; B.Sc., M.Sc.(Bowling Green), Ph.D.(McG.)
Craig Mandato; B.Sc., PhD.(Wat.)
John F. Presley; B.A., Ph.D.(Texas)
Dieter Reinhardt; M.S.(Kaiserslautern), Ph.D.(Munich) (joint appoint. with Dentistry)
Hojatollah Vali; B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.(Munich) (joint appoint. with Earth and Planetary Sciences)
Assistant Professors
Fiona Bedford; B.Sc.(Birm.), Ph.D.(Lond.)
Isabelle Rouiller; Ph.D.(UK)
Karen Samonds; M.A., Ph.D.(Stony Brook)
Associate Members
Albert Berghuis (Biochemistry)
Colin Chalk (Neurology & Neurosurgery)
Jean-François Cloutier (Neurology & Neurosurgery)
Claudio Cuello (Pharmacology & Therapeutics)
Giovanni DiBattista (Medicine)
Alyson Fournier (Neurology & Neurosurgery)
Janet Henderson (Medicine)
Svetlana Komarova (Dentistry)
Andrea Leblanc (Neurology & Neurosurgery)
Peter Metrakos (Department of Surgery)
T. Nillson (Medicine)
Edward S. Ruthazer (Neurology & Neurosurgery)
M. Sacher (Biology)
Philippe Seguela (Neurology & Neurosurgery)
Peter Siegel (Medicine & Biochemistry)
David Y. Thomas (Biochemistry)
Jackie Vogel (Biology)
Xiang-Jiao Yang (Medicine)
Adjunct Professors
Michel Cayouette; Ph.D.(Laval)
F. Charron; B.Sc.(Montr.), Ph.D.(McG.)
E. Chevet; Ph.D.(Paris)
Miroslaw Cygler; M.Sc., Ph.D.(Lodz, Poland)
Daniel Cyr; B.Sc., M.Sc.(C’dia), Ph.D.(Manit.)
Michel Desjardins; M.Sc., Ph.D.(Montr.)
Jacques Drouin; B.Sc., D.Sc.(Laval)
David Hipfner; B.Sc., Ph.D.(Qu.)
Marko Horb; Ph.D.(SUNY)
Artur Kania; Ph.D.(Baylor)
Bartha Knoppers; Ph.D.(France)
André Nantel; B.Sc., M.Sc.(Laval), Ph.D.(Chapel Hill)
Maureen O’Conner-McCourt; Ph.D.(Alta.)
Alexei Pshezhetsky; Ph.D.(Russia)
Joseph Schrag; M.Sc., Ph.D.(Ill.)
Atilla Sik; M.Sc., Ph.D.(Hungary)
Pierre Thibault; Ph.D.(Montr.)
Faculty Lecturer
Ayman Behiery; M.B., Ch.B.(Cairo)
Faculty of Science—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Liberal Program - Core Science Component Anatomy and Cell Biology (48 credits)

Students may complete this program with a minimum of 47 credits or a maximum of 48 credits depending on their choice of complementary courses.

Required Courses (32 credits)

* Students who have taken the equivalent of CHEM 212 and/or MATH 203 in CEGEP (as defined at http://www.mcgill.ca/students/courses/plan/transfer/) are exempt and must replace these credits with elective course credits to satisfy the total credit requirement for their degree.

ANAT 212 (3) Molecular Mechanisms of Cell Function
ANAT 214 (3) Systemic Human Anatomy
ANAT 261 (4) Introduction to Dynamic Histology
ANAT 262 (3) Introductory Molecular and Cell Biology
BIOL 200 (3) Molecular Biology
BIOL 202 (3) Basic Genetics
CHEM 212* (4) Introductory Organic Chemistry 1
PHGY 209 (3) Mammalian Physiology 1
PHGY 210 (3) Mammalian Physiology 2

One of the following statistics courses:

MATH 203 (3) Principles of Statistics 1
PSYC 204 (3) Introduction to Psychological Statistics

Complementary Courses (16 credits)

Students complete a minimum of 15 or a maximum of 16 complementary course credits selected as follows:

List A

9 credits selected from:

ANAT 321 (3) Circuitry of the Human Brain
ANAT 322 (3) Neuroendocrinology
ANAT 365 (3) Cellular Trafficking
ANAT 381 (3) Basis of Embryology
NEUR 310 (3) Cellular Neurobiology

List B

6-7 credits selected from:

ANAT 321 (3) Circuitry of the Human Brain
ANAT 322 (3) Neuroendocrinology
ANAT 365 (3) Cellular Trafficking
ANAT 381 (3) Basis of Embryology
BIOL 300 (3) Molecular Biology of the Gene
BIOL 301 (4) Cell and Molecular Laboratory
BIOL 303 (3) Developmental Biology
BIOL 306 (3) Neural Basis of Behaviour
BIOL 314 (3) Molecular Biology of Oncogenes
EXMD 504 (3) Biology of Cancer
MIMM 314 (3) Immunology
NEUR 310 (3) Cellular Neurobiology
PATH 300 (3) Human Disease
PHAR 300 (3) Drug Action
PHAR 301 (3) Drugs and Disease
Faculty of Science—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Major Anatomy and Cell Biology (67 credits)

Required Courses (43 credits)

Note: ANAT 261 must be taken in U1.

* Students who have taken the equivalent of CHEM 212, CHEM 222, and/or MATH 203 in CEGEP (as defined at http://www.mcgill.ca/students/courses/plan/transfer/) are exempt and must replace these credits with elective course credits to satisfy the total credit requirement for their degree.

ANAT 212 (3) Molecular Mechanisms of Cell Function
ANAT 214 (3) Systemic Human Anatomy
ANAT 261 (4) Introduction to Dynamic Histology
ANAT 262 (3) Introductory Molecular and Cell Biology
BIOL 200 (3) Molecular Biology
BIOL 202 (3) Basic Genetics
BIOL 301 (4) Cell and Molecular Laboratory
CHEM 212* (4) Introductory Organic Chemistry 1
CHEM 222* (4) Introductory Organic Chemistry 2
MIMM 314 (3) Immunology
PHGY 209 (3) Mammalian Physiology 1
PHGY 210 (3) Mammalian Physiology 2

One of the following statistics courses:

BIOL 373 (3) Biometry
MATH 203* (3) Principles of Statistics 1
PSYC 204 (3) Introduction to Psychological Statistics

Complementary Courses (24 credits)

Complementary courses are selected as follows with a minimum of 6 credits at the 400-level or higher:

12 credits selected from:

ANAT 321 (3) Circuitry of the Human Brain
ANAT 322 (3) Neuroendocrinology
ANAT 365 (3) Cellular Trafficking
ANAT 381 (3) Basis of Embryology
ANAT 416 (3) Development, Disease and Regeneration
ANAT 458 (3) Membranes and Cellular Signaling
ANAT 541 (3) Cell and Molecular Biology of Aging
NEUR 310 (3) Cellular Neurobiology

12 credits of biologically oriented courses (BOC) selected from:

ANAT 322 (3) Neuroendocrinology
ANAT 365 (3) Cellular Trafficking
ANAT 381 (3) Basis of Embryology
ANAT 416 (3) Development, Disease and Regeneration
ANAT 432 (9) Honours Research Project
ANAT 458 (3) Membranes and Cellular Signaling
ANAT 541 (3) Cell and Molecular Biology of Aging
BIOC 311 (3) Metabolic Biochemistry
BIOC 312 (3) Biochemistry of Macromolecules
BIOC 450 (3) Protein Structure and Function
BIOC 454 (3) Nucleic Acids
BIOC 455 (3) Neurochemistry
BIOC 458 (3) Membranes and Cellular Signaling
BIOC 503 (3) Immunochemistry
BIOL 300 (3) Molecular Biology of the Gene
BIOL 301 (4) Cell and Molecular Laboratory
BIOL 303 (3) Developmental Biology
BIOL 306 (3) Neural Basis of Behaviour
BIOL 313 (3) Eukaryotic Cell Biology
BIOL 314 (3) Molecular Biology of Oncogenes
BIOL 370 (3) Human Genetics Applied
BIOL 389 (3) Laboratory in Neurobiology
BIOL 468 (6) Independent Research Project 3
BIOL 514 (3) Neurobiology Learning and Memory
BIOL 518 (3) Advanced Topics in Cell Biology
BIOL 520 (3) Gene Activity in Development
BIOL 524 (3) Topics in Molecular Biology
BIOL 530 (3) Advances in Neuroethology
BIOL 532 (3) Developmental Neurobiology Seminar
BIOL 544 (3) Genetic Basis of Life Span
BIOL 551 (3) Molecular Biology: Cell Cycle
BIOL 572 (3) Molecular Evolution
BIOL 575 (3) Human Biochemical Genetics
BIOL 588 (3) Advances in Molecular/Cellular Neurobiology
BIOT 505 (3) Selected Topics in Biotechnology
EXMD 401 (3) Physiology and Biochemistry Endocrine Systems
EXMD 502 (3) Advanced Endocrinology 01
EXMD 503 (3) Advanced Endocrinology 02
EXMD 504 (3) Biology of Cancer
EXMD 506 (3) Advanced Applied Cardiovascular Physiology
EXMD 507 (3) Advanced Applied Respiratory Physiology
EXMD 508 (3) Advanced Topics in Respiration
EXMD 509 (3) Gastrointestinal Physiology and Pathology
EXMD 510 (3) Bioanalytical Separation Methods
EXMD 512D1 (3) Recent Progress in AIDS Research
EXMD 512D2 (3) Recent Progress in AIDS Research
MIMM 314 (3) Immunology
MIMM 323 (3) Microbial Physiology
MIMM 324 (3) Fundamental Virology
MIMM 386D1 (3) Laboratory in Microbiology and Immunology
MIMM 386D2 (3) Laboratory in Microbiology and Immunology
MIMM 387 (3) Applied Microbiology and Immunology
MIMM 413 (3) Parasitology
MIMM 414 (3) Advanced Immunology
MIMM 465 (3) Bacterial Pathogenesis
MIMM 466 (3) Viral Pathogenesis
MIMM 509 (3) Inflammatory Processes
NUTR 307 (3) Human Nutrition
PATH 300 (3) Human Disease
PHAR 300 (3) Drug Action
PHAR 301 (3) Drugs and Disease
PHAR 303 (3) Principles of Toxicology
PHAR 562 (3) General Pharmacology 1
PHAR 563 (3) General Pharmacology 2
PHGY 311 (3) Channels, Synapses & Hormones
PHGY 312 (3) Respiratory, Renal, & Cardiovascular Physiology
PHGY 313 (3) Blood, Gastrointestinal, & Immune Systems Physiology
PHGY 314 (3) Integrative Neuroscience
PHGY 451 (3) Advanced Neurophysiology
PHGY 502 (3) Exercise Physiology
PHGY 508 (3) Advanced Renal Physiology
PHGY 513 (3) Cellular Immunology
PHGY 515 (3) Physiology of Blood 1
PHGY 516 (3) Physiology of Blood 2
PHGY 517 (3) Artificial Internal Organs
PHGY 518 (3) Artificial Cells
PHGY 552 (3) Cellular and Molecular Physiology
PHGY 556 (3) Topics in Systems Neuroscience
PSYT 500 (3) Advances: Neurobiology of Mental Disorders
Faculty of Science—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Honours Anatomy and Cell Biology (73 credits)

Students should register at the Major level in U1 and, if accepted, may enter the Honours Program at the beginning of U2. To enter the program, the student must obtain a CGPA of at least 3.00 at the end of U1. For promotion to the U3 year of the Honours program, or for entry into the program at this level, the student must have a CGPA of at least 3.20 at the end of their U2 year. It is expected that at the beginning of the third year, the students who wish to continue in the Honours Program will be those who feel that they are seriously interested in a career in Cell Biology. The Honours Degree will be recommended after successful completion of the Program with a CGPA of at least 3.20.

Required Courses (52 credits)

Note: ANAT 261 must be taken in U1.

* Students who have taken the equivalent of CHEM 212, CHEM 222, and/or MATH 203 in CEGEP (as defined at http://www.mcgill.ca/students/courses/plan/transfer/) are exempt and must replace these credits with elective course credits to satisfy the total credit requirement for their degree.

ANAT 212 (3) Molecular Mechanisms of Cell Function
ANAT 214 (3) Systemic Human Anatomy
ANAT 261 (4) Introduction to Dynamic Histology
ANAT 262 (3) Introductory Molecular and Cell Biology
ANAT 432 (9) Honours Research Project
BIOL 200 (3) Molecular Biology
BIOL 202 (3) Basic Genetics
BIOL 301 (4) Cell and Molecular Laboratory
CHEM 212* (4) Introductory Organic Chemistry 1
CHEM 222* (4) Introductory Organic Chemistry 2
MIMM 314 (3) Immunology
PHGY 209 (3) Mammalian Physiology 1
PHGY 210 (3) Mammalian Physiology 2

One of the following statistics courses:

BIOL 373 (3) Biometry
MATH 203* (3) Principles of Statistics 1
PSYC 204 (3) Introduction to Psychological Statistics

Complementary Courses (21 credits)

Complementary courses are selected as follows with a minimum of 6 credits at the 400-level or higher:

18 credits selected from:

ANAT 321 (3) Circuitry of the Human Brain
ANAT 322 (3) Neuroendocrinology
ANAT 365 (3) Cellular Trafficking
ANAT 381 (3) Basis of Embryology
ANAT 416 (3) Development, Disease and Regeneration
ANAT 458 (3) Membranes and Cellular Signaling
ANAT 541 (3) Cell and Molecular Biology of Aging
NEUR 310 (3) Cellular Neurobiology

3 credits of biologically oriented courses (BOC) selected from:

ANAT 322 (3) Neuroendocrinology
ANAT 365 (3) Cellular Trafficking
ANAT 381 (3) Basis of Embryology
ANAT 416 (3) Development, Disease and Regeneration
ANAT 432 (9) Honours Research Project
ANAT 458 (3) Membranes and Cellular Signaling
ANAT 541 (3) Cell and Molecular Biology of Aging
BIOC 311 (3) Metabolic Biochemistry
BIOC 312 (3) Biochemistry of Macromolecules
BIOC 450 (3) Protein Structure and Function
BIOC 454 (3) Nucleic Acids
BIOC 455 (3) Neurochemistry
BIOC 458 (3) Membranes and Cellular Signaling
BIOC 503 (3) Immunochemistry
BIOL 300 (3) Molecular Biology of the Gene
BIOL 301 (4) Cell and Molecular Laboratory
BIOL 303 (3) Developmental Biology
BIOL 306 (3) Neural Basis of Behaviour
BIOL 313 (3) Eukaryotic Cell Biology
BIOL 314 (3) Molecular Biology of Oncogenes
BIOL 370 (3) Human Genetics Applied
BIOL 389 (3) Laboratory in Neurobiology
BIOL 468 (6) Independent Research Project 3
BIOL 514 (3) Neurobiology Learning and Memory
BIOL 518 (3) Advanced Topics in Cell Biology
BIOL 520 (3) Gene Activity in Development
BIOL 524 (3) Topics in Molecular Biology
BIOL 530 (3) Advances in Neuroethology
BIOL 532 (3) Developmental Neurobiology Seminar
BIOL 544 (3) Genetic Basis of Life Span
BIOL 551 (3) Molecular Biology: Cell Cycle
BIOL 572 (3) Molecular Evolution
BIOL 575 (3) Human Biochemical Genetics
BIOL 588 (3) Advances in Molecular/Cellular Neurobiology
BIOT 505 (3) Selected Topics in Biotechnology
EXMD 401 (3) Physiology and Biochemistry Endocrine Systems
EXMD 502 (3) Advanced Endocrinology 01
EXMD 503 (3) Advanced Endocrinology 02
EXMD 504 (3) Biology of Cancer
EXMD 506 (3) Advanced Applied Cardiovascular Physiology
EXMD 507 (3) Advanced Applied Respiratory Physiology
EXMD 508 (3) Advanced Topics in Respiration
EXMD 509 (3) Gastrointestinal Physiology and Pathology
EXMD 510 (3) Bioanalytical Separation Methods
EXMD 512D1 (3) Recent Progress in AIDS Research
EXMD 512D2 (3) Recent Progress in AIDS Research
MIMM 314 (3) Immunology
MIMM 323 (3) Microbial Physiology
MIMM 324 (3) Fundamental Virology
MIMM 386D1 (3) Laboratory in Microbiology and Immunology
MIMM 386D2 (3) Laboratory in Microbiology and Immunology
MIMM 387 (3) Applied Microbiology and Immunology
MIMM 413 (3) Parasitology
MIMM 414 (3) Advanced Immunology
MIMM 465 (3) Bacterial Pathogenesis
MIMM 466 (3) Viral Pathogenesis
MIMM 509 (3) Inflammatory Processes
NEUR 310 (3) Cellular Neurobiology
NUTR 307 (3) Human Nutrition
PATH 300 (3) Human Disease
PHAR 300 (3) Drug Action
PHAR 301 (3) Drugs and Disease
PHAR 303 (3) Principles of Toxicology
PHAR 562 (3) General Pharmacology 1
PHAR 563 (3) General Pharmacology 2
PHGY 311 (3) Channels, Synapses & Hormones
PHGY 312 (3) Respiratory, Renal, & Cardiovascular Physiology
PHGY 313 (3) Blood, Gastrointestinal, & Immune Systems Physiology
PHGY 314 (3) Integrative Neuroscience
PHGY 451 (3) Advanced Neurophysiology
PHGY 502 (3) Exercise Physiology
PHGY 508 (3) Advanced Renal Physiology
PHGY 513 (3) Cellular Immunology
PHGY 515 (3) Physiology of Blood 1
PHGY 516 (3) Physiology of Blood 2
PHGY 517 (3) Artificial Internal Organs
PHGY 518 (3) Artificial Cells
PHGY 552 (3) Cellular and Molecular Physiology
PHGY 556 (3) Topics in Systems Neuroscience
PSYT 500 (3) Advances: Neurobiology of Mental Disorders
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Anatomy and Cell Biology (ANAT)

Location

Location

  • Strathcona Anatomy and Dentistry Building
  • 3640 University Street, Room 1/60
  • Montreal, Quebec H3A 2B2

About Anatomy and Cell Biology

About Anatomy and Cell Biology

The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology offers courses that deal with cell biology, histology, embryology, neuroanatomy, and gross anatomy. The Honours Program is designed as the first phase in the training of career cell and molecular biologists. The Major and Liberal programs offer decreasing levels of specialization in Anatomy and Cell Biology but with a broader base in other biological sciences. These programs also form a sound background for graduate studies in Anatomy and Cell Biology, or for further professional training. Students should choose their major based on their interest and also consider the Interdisciplinary Minor in Life Sciences. A B.Sc. in Anatomy and Cell Biology provides an excellent preparation for technical and administrative positions in laboratories of universities, research institutions, hospitals, pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries.

The Department is equipped to perform protein purification, recombinant DNA technology, micro-injection of molecules into single cells, cytochemical, immunocytochemical and fluorescent analysis and electron microscopy, proteomics and genomics. The Department has a well-equipped centre for electron microscopy as well as a centre for confocal and immunofluorescence. The new cryo-electron microscope facility in the department is unique and represents a cutting edge technology to apply fundamental discoveries to therapeutic applications.

Inquiries about programs should be directed to the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology.

Faculty of Science—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)