Cell division is a fundamental process for growth and repair in our bodies. It relies on the beautiful and complex machinery of the mitotic spindle to ensure the accurate distribution of genetic material. The spindle is made up of tiny structures called microtubules, which act like molecular cables to move chromosomes to the right places. When these microtubules don't work properly, cells can end up with the wrong number of chromosomes, a condition known as aneuploidy, which is linked to cancer.

Published on: 28 Feb 2024

Article by: Yejin Lee, The Tribune 

"Peter Douglas, an assistant professor in McGill’s Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, and his team recently published a research paper on greenhouse gas emissions from tundra ponds in northern Canada, aiming to understand one of the most important environmental processes for predicting future climate shifts. 

Published on: 14 Feb 2024

How Climate Change Affected Dinosaurs

CTV News Montreal Interview with Dr. Don Baker

" ... new evidence from McGill University suggests dinosaurs were already dying off due to climate change caused by massive volcanic eruptions.

Published on: 3 Jan 2024

Severe kidney dysfunction in sialidosis mice reveals an essential role for neuraminidase 1 in reabsorption

Published on: 7 Nov 2023

CEP104/FAP256 and associated cap complex maintain stability of the ciliary tip

Published on: 6 Nov 2023

World-leading exoplanet researcher recognized by NSERC for visionary science as well as commitment to public outreach and equity activities

By Junji Nishihata, Senior Communications Adviser, Office of Research and Innovation

Read the original article on the McGill Reporter website


Published on: 3 Nov 2023

Neha Dinesh, PhD student in the Reinhardt lab, won the Iozzo Trainee Award at the combined conference of the American Society for Matrix Biology, the American Society for Investigative Pathology, and the Histochemical Society held in Salt Lake City, Utah from Oct 22-25, 2023. The title of her contribution was “Fibronectin-Mediated Physiological and Pathological Mechanisms in Skeletal Development”. The Iozzo Trainee Award is given to a graduate student who has demonstrated outstanding contributions to the field of matrix biology and a continuing commitment to matrix biology research.

Published on: 26 Oct 2023

Effects of Heparan sulfate acetyl-CoA: Alpha-glucosaminide N-acetyltransferase (HGSNAT) inactivation on the structure and function of epithelial and immune cells of the testis and epididymis and sperm parameters in adult mice.

Published on: 29 Sep 2023

Integrated modeling of the Nexin-dynein regulatory complex reveals its regulatory mechanism.

Published on: 18 Sep 2023

Helium is probably not the first thing that comes to mind for most people when they think about recycling – unless they’re experimental chemists working in McGill’s Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) facilities.

Classified as: office of sustainability, Sustainability, Research, Green Chemistry, chemistry
Published on: 16 Mar 2023

Victoria Glynn, the public program representative from GARM (Graduate Association of the Redpath Museum), has won the prestigious Vanier Scholarship.

Published on: 13 Apr 2021

Office of Science Education Communications Assistant Brent Jamsa sat down with four students to discuss their upcoming presentations at the second annual Undergraduate Poster Showcase. This year, the highly-anticipated event will be hosted on March 16, 6-8 PM EST via Zoom. Register here to attend: https://mcgill.ca/x/odx.

Published on: 9 Mar 2021

There are currently three undergraduate research funding opportunities for Summer 2021: SURA, NSERC USRA, and Schull Yang International Experience Awards. These allow students to engage in a full-time summer research activity, and to gain research experience in an exciting academic setting, while receiving financial support.  These are open to all B.Sc. and B.A. & Sc. students in the Faculty of Science. For Summer 2021, the Faculty of Science requires all project proposals to include a project the student can start and finish remotely.

Classified as: SURA, USRA, Research, undergraduate students, summer
Published on: 19 Feb 2021


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