Harry Leonard Goldsmith May 11, 1928 - March 10, 2021
Krešimir – Krešo (later in life Kris and KK) Krnjević was born on September 7, 1927 in Zagreb, Croatia in the family of Dr Juraj Krnjević, then Secretary of the Croatian Peasant Party, and Nada Hiršl. The political situation in Yugoslavia very much influenced his early years and the next 20 years of peripatetic lifestyle. The family was forced into exile 1930 and, until establishment of Croatian Banovina in 1939, they lived in Switzerland where Kris completed junior high school in French. Three years in the IV Real High school in Zagreb were KK’s only formal education in Croatia.
The Department of Physiology held its first online Undergraduate Awards & Information Session on Friday, April 9, 2021.
The students completing PHGY 461 were presented with participation certificates and the following award recipients were announced:
Dr. Ann Wechsler Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Physiology (presented by PULS):
U1/U2 - Dr. Melissa Vollrath
U3 - Dr. David Ragsdale
Congratulations to Dr. Reza Sharif for being part of the Brain Canada grant led by Dr. Yves de Koninck: The Canadian Optogenetics and Vectorology Foundry. Reza and other team members from across the country form a consortium of research sites that aims to accelerate the development and dissemination of optogenetic and viral tools.
Congratulations to Dr. Reza Sharif Naeini, Associate Professor in the Department of Physiology, and his colleagues at McGill University, Drs. Ed Ruthazer, Stuart Trentholm, Myriam Srour and Rob Koenekoop, for their success as co-PIs on a grant entitled Neurodevelopmental basis of nervous system disorders (NeuroBasis) awarded by the Canadian Foundation for Innovation. This grant involved 5 additional neuroscientists and clinicians from the Université de Montréal: Drs.
Congratulations to physiology student Mégane Pépin, one of six learners to receive the inaugural Teaching Innovation Award within the McGill Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Important pain research from the Sharif Lab is helping develop cannabidiol (CBD) therapies to treat chronic pain.
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.
Congratulations to physiology faculty member Dr. Claire Brown, one of 22 recipients of the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) imaging scientist grant. These funds are to support the advancement of biomedical imaging technologies and provide increased training and access to imaging scientists, leading to enhanced views of the inner workings of cells for a better understanding of what causes diseases and how to treat them.
Congratulations to physiology faculty member Dr. Masha Prager-Khoutorsky, one of 20 Canada-wide recipients of the Brain Canada 2019 Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research award. This grant program provides early-career neuroscience researchers the opportunity to develop new lines of research and gather preliminary data to apply for larger grants.
Research performed in one of our physiology labs has led to a scientifically-backed product that directly helps humans.