Although approaching professors to discuss research opportunities might seem daunting for undergraduate students, there’s an ingredient for success: soup!
Dr. Claire Brown, Associate Professor of Physiology and Director of the Advanced BioImaging Facility was recently interviewed by Peter O’Toole at York University as part of a podcast/videocast series call The Microscopists. It is produced by Bite Sized Bio and sponsored by Carl Zeiss Inc. To view the episode, click the link below. Great job, Claire!
Congratulations to Sir Arnold Burgen, a former Physiology Professor, on celebrating his 100th birthday on March 20!
Birthday card courtesy of Prof. T.M.S. Chang
This award recognizes a scholar developing into an outstanding and original researcher of world-class caliber who is poised to become a leader in his or her field. The award is similar to that of a Canada Research Chair Tier 2.
Great work, Pouya!
Congrats to the Prager-Khoutorsky Lab on their recent paper published in Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience entitled "Anatomical Organization of the rat subfornical organ.”
The study examines a unique brain area that lacks a complete blood-brain barrier and therefore mediates bi-directional brain-to body communication. The work highlights distinct cellular populations present in this region and demonstrates for the first-time sex differences in neuronal responses to stimuli circulating in the blood.
Congratulations to physiology PhD candidate Stephanie Mouchbahani-Constance on her outstanding research and poster presentation at this year's Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF) held virtually from June 14-18, 2021. Stephanie was selected to receive three awards: a Gold Award, a Gairdner Award and the Lindau Award!
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.
Congrats to the Orlowski Lab on their recent paper published in Nature Communications entitled "Structure and mechanism of the human NHE1-CHP1 complex."
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.