Dept. of Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Researchers at McGill University have made an important step forward in understanding the cause of a rare neurodegenerative disease noted for its occurrence in the Charlevoix and Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean regions of Quebec.

Autosomal recessive spastic ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay (ARSACS) is a genetic condition that affects coordination and balance from early childhood. Most ARSACS patients require a wheelchair by the time they reach their 30s or 40s. There is no cure and current treatments provide only limited symptomatic relief.

Published on: 22 Dec 2021

Milton Riaño, McGill’s Climate Change Artist-in-Residence, will curate the Faculty of Science’s Bicentennial Science/Art Exposition, billed as a “celebration of science in all its forms”.

The art show organizers are calling on all members of the McGill community to submit works in any medium, expressing what science means to them.

The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2021.

Published on: 30 Aug 2021

Jennifer Chen received the McGill MedStar Award for her publication entitled “Spt5 phosphorylation and the Rtf1 Plus3 domain promote Rtf1 function through distinct mechanisms “, in recognition of the excellent research carried out in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University. The submitted papers demonstrates the breadth and excellence of research being accomplished by the graduate student, postdoctoral and resident trainees.

Published on: 22 Mar 2021

Jace Jones-Tabah received the McGill MedStar Award for his publication entitled “Dopamine D1 receptor signalling in dyskinetic Parkinsonian rats revealed by fiber photometry using FRET‑based biosensors “, in recognition of the excellent research carried out in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University. The submitted papers demonstrates the breadth and excellence of research being accomplished by the graduate student, postdoctoral and resident trainees.

Published on: 22 Mar 2021

March 2021

Vicky Wang, PhD trainee in Professor Hales' and Robaire's labs, received the first place graduate student award for her poster presentation on “Benchmark Concentration (BMC) Analyses of the Effects of Organophosphate Esters (OPEs) on the Phenotype and Function of KGN Human Granulosa Cells”.

Published on: 18 Mar 2021

March 2021

Aileen Yan won the second place prize for her paper in Toxicological Sciences entitled “Exposure to tert-Butylphenyl Diphenyl Phosphate, an Organophosphate Ester Flame Retardant and Plasticizer, Alters Hedgehog Signaling in Murine Limb Bud Cultures” (Toxicol Sci. 2020; 178:251-263. doi: 10.1093/toxsci/kfaa145). This is two years in a row for Aileen since she received the first prize last year for her 2019 paper.

Published on: 18 Mar 2021

The Faculty of Science is celebrating McGill’s 200th anniversary with a student art exhibition on the theme of “Science!”. McGill students at all levels and all faculties are invited to submit works in any medium, expressing what science means to them.

Faculty of Science bicentennial committee member, Torsten Bernhard, says the aim of the exhibition is to celebrate science in all its forms.

Published on: 12 Jan 2021

Braeden Giles, MSc trainee, is the recipient of a Trainee Fellowship

Published on: 10 Dec 2020

December 2020

Vicky Wang receives STC/INTERTEK GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH AWARD. Congratulations to Vicky Wang, PhD Candidate in Professor Barbara Hales’ lab and co-supervised by Professor Bernard Robaire, for receiving the STC/INTERTEK GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH AWARD for the best PhD student poster presentation from the Society of Toxicology of Canada at the 52nd Annual Symposium of the Society of Toxicology of Canada - Virtual Learning Event.

Published on: 3 Dec 2020

November 2020

  • Congratulations to Prof. Terry Hébert for being appointed as the Canadian Pacific Chair in Biotechnology.
Published on: 3 Dec 2020

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