Seminar Series 2022-2023

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 will be held on Wednesdays, from 11:30am - 12:30pm, in the Strathcona Anatomy & Dentistry Building, Rm. 1/12.






September, 14, 2022 Lisa Munter, PhD McGill University "Cellular functions of Rhomboid protease RHBDL4"  Natalie Zeytuni, PhD
September 28, 2022 Katherine Borden, PhD Université de Montréal "Cancer cells hijack RNA processing to transform the cell architecture inside and out"  Natalie Zeytuni, PhD
October 5, 2022 Steven M. Levine, PhD Dassault Systèmes

“Advances in Digital Healthcare - The Living Heart Project " 

Hojatollah Valli, PhD
October 12, 2022 Rodrigo Reyes, PhD McGill University

“Tracking DNA-binding proteins, one at a time, to understand cells and their genome” 

Natalie Zeytuni, PhD
October 19, 2022 Alexandre Dubrac, PhD Université de Montréal

"TGFb signaling function in the neurovascular heterogeneity and integrity" 

Craig Mandato, PhD
November 2, 2022 Jeffrey Leyton, PhD Université de Sherbrooke "Increasing our understanding of intracellular transport for creating effective next-generation nuclear-targeting pharmaceuticals" Natalie Zeytuni, PhD
November 9, 2022 Siavash Vahidi, PhD University of Guelph "Self-compartmentalizing proteases as targets to fight antimicrobial resistance and cancer"  Natalie Zeytuni, PhD
November 23, 2022 John Pascal, PhD Université de Montréal "Structural biology and biochemistry of PARP family enzymes" Natalie Zeytuni, PhD
CANCELLED (rescheduled to Feb. 8, 2023) -November 30, 2022 Joelle Pelletier, PhD Université de Montréal "The architecture of an emerging source of antibiotic resistance" Natalie Zeytuni, PhD
December 7, 2022 Martin Schmeing, PhD McGill University “Structural studies of (non) nonribosomal peptide synthetases" Natalie Zeytuni, PhD
January 11, 2023 Tim Kennedy, PhD McGill University "Guiding plasticity in the mature CNS: Novel roles for netrin-1 in myelination, synaptic plasticity and memory formation in the adult brain" Susanne Bechstedt, PhD
January 18, 2023 Chris Fromme, PhD Cornell University "GTPase regulation of the Golgi apparatus" Christian Rocheleau, PhD
January 25, 2023 Chantal Autexier, PhD McGill University "Telomerase and telomere regulation in health and disease" Alba Guarné, PhD
Monday, January 30, 2023 David Koppel, PhD McGill University

"Anatomy and Cell Biology at McGill: A Vision for the Future." (Location: Room M/48)

Alba Guarné, PhD
February 1, 2023 Stephanie Lehoux, PhD McGill University "Understanding the ins and outs of atherosclerotic plaque formation" Dieter Reinhardt, PhD
February 8, 2023 Joelle Pelletier, PhD Université de Montréal "The architecture of an emerging source of antibiotic resistance" Natalie Zeytuni, PhD
February 15, 2023 Masha Prager-Khoutorsky, PhD McGill University "Regulation of vasopressin neuron activity in health and disease." Mike Strauss, PhD
February 22, 2023 Richard Roy, PhD McGill University "AMPK directs small RNA traffic to adjust gene expression during energy stress." Mike Strauss, PhD
March 1, 2023 Michael P. Rout, PhD The Rockefeller University "A Tour of the Pore: Structural and Functional Mapping of the Nuclear Pore Complex." Dieter Reinhardt, PhD / Natalie Zeytuni, PhD
March 15, 2023 Daniel Serwas, PhD University of California Berkeley "Form follows function: electron tomography analysis of cytoskeleton organization informs mechanism." Joaquin Ortega, PhD
March 22, 2023 Eric Lee, PhD University of Ottawa "Sterol binding and selectivity on ABC sterol transporters." Natalie Zeytuni, PhD
April 5, 2023 Jason Stumpff, PhD University of Vermont "Powering on and off the forces that move mitotic chromosomes." Susanne Bechstedt, PhD
April 12, 2023 John Salogiannis, PhD University of Vermont "Organelles move by hitchhiking on motile Rab-vesicles." Christian Rocheleau, PhD
April 19, 2023 Li-Av Segev-Zarko, PhD Stanford University "How One Eukaryotic Cell Invades Another: Dissecting Invasion by Apicomplexa." Joaquin Ortega, PhD
April 26, 2023 Shuaiqi Guo, PhD Yale University "Solving the molecular basis of microbial adhesion and biofilm formation." Joaquin Ortega, PhD
May 3, 2023 Elena Torban, PhD McGill University "The primary cilium, the planar cell polarity pathway, and the novel links between the two." Nathalie Lamarche-Vane, PhD
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