Dept. of Physiology

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.

Classified as: dept. of physiology, neuroscience, Brain Canada, Prager-Khoutorsky lab
Published on: 13 Nov 2020

Research performed in one of our physiology labs has led to a scientifically-backed product that directly helps humans.

Classified as: dept. of physiology, Sharif Lab
Published on: 10 Nov 2020

Congratulations to physiology faculty member Dr. Leon Glass, one of three winners of the 2020 McGill Medal for Exceptional Academic Achievement in recognition of his outstanding contributions to his discipline, to McGill, and to society at large.

Classified as: dept. of physiology
Published on: 6 Nov 2020

Congratulations to the Sharif, Orlowski and Ferland labs on their recent publication in PAIN, the Journal of the International Association for the Study of Pain. 

Classified as: dept. of physiology, pain, Sharif Lab, Orlowski Lab, Ferland Lab
Published on: 22 Oct 2020

The Department of Physiology would like to congratulate the Mandl Lab on their recent publication in Nature Immunology entitled "Migration-induced cell shattering due to DOCK8 deficiency causes a type 2–biased helper T cell response." The study, lead by Dr. Judith Mandl, sheds light on cellular processes that may lead to allergic immune responses and identifies a possible link between cell death and allergic disease. Great work!

Image (left): Shattering mononuclear phagocyte lacking Dock8 expression (made by PhD student Connie Shen using confocal microscopy)

Classified as: dept. of physiology, Mandl Lab, Nature Immunology
Published on: 13 Oct 2020

The Department of Physiology is proud to announce that one of our PhD students, Stephanie Mouchbahani Constance, has been awarded the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship in recognition of her high standard of scholarly achievement. Stephanie is a second-year PhD student and is a member of Dr. Reza Sharif's lab. Well done, Stephanie!

 

Synopsis of her research:

Classified as: dept. of physiology, Sharif Lab
Published on: 20 Aug 2020

Physiology faculty member Dr. Melissa Vollrath was recently named to the 2020-2021 Faculty Honour List for Educational Excellence in recognition of her outstanding contribution to teaching and educational leadership. Dr. Vollrath plays an essential role in the development and delivery of our undergraduate physiology program. To read the Med e-news article, click here. Congratulations, Melissa!

Published on: 10 Aug 2020

Understanding how bats cope with viruses could help us develop COVID-19 therapies, according to this article in Knowable Magazine. One of our faculty members, Dr. Judith Mandl, was interviewed for the article and is currently studying the immune response of bats in her lab.

Classified as: dept. of physiology, immunology, Mandl Lab
Published on: 7 Jul 2020

The 2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject has placed McGill's anatomy and physiology programs at 18th place globally. Very impressive! To read the news article, click here.

Classified as: dept. of physiology, McGill, faculty of medicine, QS World University Rankings by Subject
Published on: 6 Mar 2020

The Department of Physiology is proud to announce that one of our PhD students, Stephanie Mouchbahani Constance, has been chosen to attend the 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting this summer in Lindau, Germany. The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings convene annually to promote the exchange of scientific knowledge among Nobel Laureates and young scientists. Stephanie a second-year PhD student and is member of Dr. Reza Sharif's Lab. Congratulations Stephanie!

Classified as: dept. of physiology, faculty of medicine
Published on: 4 Mar 2020

On February 23, 2020, Physiology faculty member Dr. Reza Sharif was interviewed about the identification of a pain sensor on the Radio-Canada program Les années lumière (the French-language version of CBC's Quirks and Quarks). Click here to listen to the interview.

Classified as: dept. of physiology, faculty of medicine, Sharif Lab, CBC Radio-Canada
Published on: 3 Mar 2020

Congratulations to the Sharif Lab for the recent publication of their paper, TACAN Is an Ion Channel Involved in Sensing Mechanical Pain, in the prestigious journal Cell. Their identification of a mechanical pain sensor lays the groundwork for designing new drugs to treat pain. Great job! 

Photo (left to right): Marine Christin, co-first author and Reza Sharif-Naeini, senior author.

Classified as: dept. of physiology, faculty of medicine, Sharif Lab
Published on: 28 Feb 2020

Physiology graduate student Alexander Kiepas was recently interviewed for being the first author on 'Optimizing live-cell fluorescence imaging conditions to minimize phototoxicity', published in the Journal of Cell Science. Alex is co-supervised by Dr. Claire Brown and Dr. Peter Siegel. To read the interview, click here.

Classified as: dept. of physiology, faculty of medicine, Journal of Cell Science
Published on: 24 Feb 2020

Kudos to the Prager-Khoutorsky lab for publishing their first paper, Effects of Salt Loading on the Organization of Microtubules in Rat Magnocellular Vasopressin Neurons, in the Journal of Neuroendocrinology. Special congratulations to Amirah-Iman Hicks, graduate student, and Zsuzsanna Barad, post-doctoral fellow, the co-first authors of the paper. Well done!

To view the paper, click here.

Classified as: dept. of physiology, faculty of medicine, Research, Prager-Khoutorsky lab, Journal of Neuroendocrinology
Published on: 5 Dec 2019

On July 17, 2019, Mr David Graham, Member of Parliament for the riding of Laurentides-Labelle, visited the Department of Physiology and had lunch with our graduate students.

Published on: 23 Sep 2019

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