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Prof. Charles E. Smith has received an honorary doctorate from L'Université Laval

Congratulations to Prof. Charles E. Smith on receiving an honorary doctorate from L'Université Laval!

Published: 5 Jun 2024

New publication from the Reinhardt and Strauss labs

Two faculty members of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology joined forces to bridge the field of cryo-electron microscopy (Mike Strauss) and extracellular matrix cell biology (Dieter Reinhardt). This interdisciplinary team also spanned faculties across McGill, as Michael Wozny (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences) and Valentin Nelea (Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences) spearheaded the experimental approaches together with other team members and a visiting scholar.

Published: 30 May 2024

Publication from ACB and McGill Undergraduates

A useful tool in protein research comes from the collaborative efforts of two bright McGill undergraduates, Jerry Gao and Maxwell Tong. Under the supervision of postdoctoral fellow Thibault Legal and Associate Professor Khanh Huy Bui, Jerry and Max developed the DomainFit program for the identification of protein domains in cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) maps at intermediate resolutions.

Published: 15 May 2024

New publication from the Bui Lab

Effect of α-tubulin acetylation on the doublet microtubule structure.

Acetylation of α-tubulin at the lysine 40 residue (αK40) by αTAT1/MEC-17 acetyltransferase modulates microtubule properties and occurs in most eukaryotic cells. Previous literatures suggest that acetylated microtubules are more stable and damage resistant. αK40 acetylation is the only known microtubule luminal post-translational modification site.

Published: 17 Apr 2024

New Publication by Postdoctoral Fellow Lia Paim

Cell division is a fundamental process for growth and repair in our bodies. It relies on the beautiful and complex machinery of the mitotic spindle to ensure the accurate distribution of genetic material. The spindle is made up of tiny structures called microtubules, which act like molecular cables to move chromosomes to the right places.

Published: 28 Feb 2024

Graduate student Kalley Kho is first author in a new JCI publication

Severe kidney dysfunction in sialidosis mice reveals an essential role for neuraminidase 1 in reabsorption

Published: 7 Nov 2023

Postdoc Thibault Legal has a new publication in the Journal of Cell Biology

CEP104/FAP256 and associated cap complex maintain stability of the ciliary tip

Published: 6 Nov 2023

The McGill Reporter has profiled the Body Donor Program.

McGill’s Body Donor Program plays crucial role in health sciences education

Overall, donors have an impact on the education of more than a thousand students every year.

Published: 2 Nov 2023

PhD student Neha Dinesh recognized by the American Society of Matrix Biology

Neha Dinesh, PhD student in the Reinhardt lab, won the Iozzo Trainee Award at the combined conference of the American Society for Matrix Biology, the American Society for Investigative Pathology, and the Histochemical Society held in Salt Lake City, Utah from Oct 22-25, 2023. The title of her contribution was “Fibronectin-Mediated Physiological and Pathological Mechanisms in Skeletal Development”.

Published: 26 Oct 2023

Dr. Morales has a new publication in PLOS ONE.

Effects of Heparan sulfate acetyl-CoA: Alpha-glucosaminide N-acetyltransferase (HGSNAT) inactivation on the structure and function of epithelial and immune cells of the testis and epididymis and sperm parameters in adult mice.

Published: 29 Sep 2023

Dr. Bui's lab has a new publication in Nature Communications.

Integrated modeling of the Nexin-dynein regulatory complex reveals its regulatory mechanism.

Published: 18 Sep 2023

Fascia Summer School 2023

This past July 17-21st, the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology hosted the Fascia Summer School in collaboration with the University of Padua, Italy. 

The event featured didactic lectures on the most recent advances in fascia, dissection labs conducted by our lead anatomists, Carla Stecco and Gabriel Venne, and hands-on workshops to expose participants to the different fields of practice and research on fascia.

Published: 31 Jul 2023

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