Gabriella Gershenson, BA'99, stimulates palettes by sampling, and writing about, restaurants that are off the beaten track. Growing up with a mother in the catering profession, she developed a taste for culinary delights. Now living in New York, she tries to help her readers find enjoyable taste sensations outside the mainstream.
Dr Alan Tenenhouse, Director of the Division of Bone Metabolism in the Medicine department at the McGill University Health Centre, is the principal investigator in an eye-opening osteoporosis study surveying 9,000 Canadians.
Dr Debra Titone, a researcher who came to McGill from Harvard, is focussing on one fascinating piece of the schizophrenia puzzle: how words and phrases are sometimes incorrectly processed by those suffering from the illness.
Jovino Santos Neto, BSc(Agr)'77, has played with some of the biggest names in Latin jazz, has produced countless albums, and has blended old world charm with new melodic beats.
Dr Avijit Chaudhuri, a professor in neuroscience at McGill, is working on an artificial eye that will allow the blind to view images; he wants to use a video device to bypass the normal eye-to-brain circuit.
A special show-and-tell took place at the McGill University Génome Quebec Innovation Centre on July 12.
Eight accomplished McGill faculty members are among the 62 new Fellows announced by the Royal Society of Canada.
In 2003, Tom Hudson opened the McGill University and Genome Québec Innovation Centre, a glass and limestone building nestled between the university campus and the city's famous Mount Royal Park. Its more than 100 employees, from graduate students to senior scientists, plan to put Montreal at the hub of the world's genomics and proteomics map.
The work of Professor Jean-Luc Meunier and doctoral student David Harbec, both of the Department of Chemical Engineering, has great commercial promise.
Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University have discovered a gene that is necessary for the correct development of the part of the brain that controls autonomic functions such as heart rate, bronchial dilation and gut peristalsis.