Seminar Series 2020-2021

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.

Date / Time Speaker Title Hosted By Link

Oct 7, 2020

11:30 a.m.                                               

Dr. Martin Schwartz
Yale University
Mechanotransduction through integrins: basic mechanisms and roles in vascular disease Dr. Dieter Reinhardt                          



Oct. 14, 2020 

11:30 a.m.

Dr. Marion Jasnin
Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry          

"Structural principles governing actin assembly and force generation in situ"

Dr. Mike Strauss  

Oct. 28, 2020

11:30 a.m.

Dr. Sophie Astrof
Rutgers University
Mechanisms of fibronectin fibrillogenesis gleaned from live imaging and super resolution microscopy Dr. Dieter Reinhardt  

Nov. 18. 2020

11:30 a.m.

Dr. Raz Zarivach
Ben-Gurion University

Structure-function studies of magnetosome-associated proteins from magnetotactic bacteria

Dr. Natalie Zeytuni  

Nov. 25, 2020

11:30 a.m.

Dr. Christian Baron
Université de Montreal
Structure and chemical biology approaches to understand and inhibit bacterial type IV secretion systems Dr. Joaquin Ortega  

Dec. 2, 2020

11:30 a.m.

Dr. Claire Bénard
UQAM - Université du Québec à Montréal
Assembly and Lifelong Maintenance of Neuronal Architecture Dr. Nathalie Lamarche  

Dec. 9, 2020

11:30 a.m.

Dr. Sabine Elowe
Université Laval
How Mitotic Phosphosignalling is Regulated by a Pseudokinase Dr. Chantal Autexier  

Jan 13, 2021

11:30 a.m.

Dr. Howard Young
University of Alberta

Widespread Control of Cellular Calcium homeostasis by the Regulin Family of Small Membrane Proteins

Dr. Joaquin Ortega  
Feb 10, 2021
11:30 a.m.
Dr. Hilla Weidberg
University of British Columbia
MitoCPR– a stress response that maintains mitochondrial homeostasis Dr. Natalie Zeytuni  
Mar 17, 2021
11:30 a.m.
Dr. Rob Britton
Baylor College of Medicine
Diet Driven Evolution of an Enteric Pathogen Dr. Joaquin Ortega  
Mar 31, 2021
11:30 a.m.
Dr. Selena Sagan
McGill University
A moon-lighting microRNA: how miR-122 promotes Hepatitis C virus RNA accumulation Dr. Mike Strauss Zoom Link

April 7, 2021

* 12:00 pm *

Dr. Jennifer Doudna
University of California, Berkeley

Awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020

CRISPR: The Science and Opportunity of Genome Editing McGill Anatomy Graduate Student Society (MAGSS) Zoom Link
Apr 14, 2021
11:30 a.m.
Dr. David Bartel

Regulation of mRNA translation and decay

McGill Anatomy Graduate Student Society (MAGSS)


Apr 28, 2021
11:30 a.m.
Dr. Maria Vera Ugalde
McGill University

Imaging single mRNA molecules to investigate the regulation of the stress response

Dr. Susanne Bechstedt  
May 26, 2021
11:30 a.m.
Dr. Elizabeth Kellogg
Cornell University
Cryo-EM reveals targeting mechanisms of CRISPR-associated transposition systems Dr. Mike Strauss  
July 6, 2021
11:00 a.m.

Dr. Yazan Abbas
Hospital for Sick Children

Structure of the mammalian V-ATPase and its role in antiviral immunity

Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology  
July 13, 2021
11:00 a.m.

Dr. Iga Kucharska
Hospital for Sick Children’s Research Institute

Recognition of the Plasmodium spp. circumsporozoite protein by malaria inhibitory antibodies

Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology  
July 21, 2021
11:00 a.m.
Dr. Luiza Mendonça

Bridging structural biology and virology: imaging processes in the native cellular context at molecular resolution

Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology  


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