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Seminar Series 2017-2018

Our year-long Seminar Series explores current cell biology topics for systems ranging from single-cell organisms to the complexity of the human brain. We host experts in the field from both Canadian and international universities and research institutions. Seminars are open to all who are interested; no registration is required.

Inside the McGill Redpath Museum, a dinosaur skeleton, a few people looking around and taking pictures


Date Speaker Title Hosted By Time / Room

Dr. Gary Brouhard

Associate Professor

Department of Biology

McGill University

The Molecular Basis of Microtubule Structure and Dynamic Instability

Dr. Susanne Bechstedt

11:30 in room 2/36


Dr. Nabil Seidah

Clinical Research Institute of Montreal (IRCM)

Director of the Laboratory of Biochemical Neuroendocrinology

From the physiological roles of the proprotein convertases in the secretory pathway to their clinical implications


Dr. Dieter Reinhardt 11:30 in room 2/36

Dr. Pembe Hande Ozdinler

Northwestern University

Feinberg School of Medicine

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Understanding the molecular and cellular basis of upper motor neuron vulnerability in ALS

Graduate Students' Society

11:30 in room 2/36


Dr. Cheryl Wellington

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of British Columbia

Lipoprotein and beta-amyloid effects on bioengineered human vessels

Dr. Alyson Fournier

11:30 in room 2/36


Dr. Pierre Thibault

Université de Montréal

Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer

Dynamic crosstalk between ubiquitin-like modifiers unraveled by quantitative proteomics Dr. Chantal Autexier

11:30 in room 2/36


Dr. Roland Kröger


Department of Physics

University of York

Advanced Electron Microscopy and Spectroscopy at the Materials Science/Life Science Interface

Drs. Natalie Reznikov & Marc McKee

11:30 in room 2/36


Dr. Arturo Londoño-Vallejo

Curie Research Institute (France)

Human RTEL1 and genome maintenance: telomeres or centromeres? Most certainly both

Dr. Chantal Autexier

11:30 in room 2/36


Dr. Natalie Reznikov

Postdoctoral Fellow

Faculty of Dentistry

McGill University

Hierarchical structure of bone revisited

Dr. Marc McKee

11:30 in room 2/36


Dr. Nahum Sonenberg

Department of Biochemistry

McGill University

Translational Control of Cancer and Fragile-X via eIF4

Dr. Joaquin Ortega


Duff Building

Room 507


Dr. Adam Shapiro

Department of Pediatrics

McGill University / Montreal Children's Hospital

How to Diagnose Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia

Dr. Huy Bui

11:30 in room 2/45 (Anatomy Museum)


Dr. Stephen Weiss

University of Michigan

Life Sciences Institute

Divergent Tissue-Remodeling Strategies Define Epithelial Cell Branching Morphogenesis and Neoplastic Invasion Programs


Dr. Nathalie Lamarche-Vane

11:30 in room 2/45 (Anatomy Museum)


Dr. Ryan Petrie

Drexel University

Department of Biology

Assistant Professor

"Pressure-driven cell motility in three-dimensional extracellular matrix"

Dr. Dieter Reinhardt

11:30 in room 2/45 (Anatomy Museum)


Dr. Alba Guarné

McGill University

Department of Biochemistry

"Understanding how weak protein-protein interactions modulate DNA mismatch repair"

Dr. Joaquin Ortega

11:30 in room 2/45 (Anatomy Museum)


Dr. Paul Wiseman

McGill University

Department of Chemistry/Physics

"Cellular cartography with super-resolution imaging & correlation analysis reveals dynamic coupling of membrane components with retrograde actin flows in Jurkat T cells"

Dr. Huy Bui

11:30 in room 2/36


Dr. Nicolas Pilon

University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM)

Department of Biological Sciences

"New mouse models and development of a molecular therapy for Hirschsprung disease"


Dr. Jean François Cloutier


11:30 in room 2/36


Dr. Yu (Brandon) Xia

McGill University

Department of Bioengineering

"Biological networks at high resolution"

Dr. Javier Vargas

11:30 in room 2/36


Dr. Jose Maria Carazo

Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

CryoEM: Our approaches to increase structural data throughput and its biomedical interpretability

Dr. Javier Vargas 11:30 in room 2/36


Dr. Greg FitzHarris

University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre

Causes and consequences of chromosome segregation error in early mammalian embryos

Dr. Susanne Bechstedt

11:30 in room 2/36


Dr. Mari Kaartinen

McGill University

Faculty of Dentistry

Role of Factor XIII-A transglutaminase in obesity, adipogenesis, and development of type 2 diabetes

Dr. Dieter Reinhardt 11:30 in room 2/36