Welcome to the Department of Pathology

The McGill University Department of Pathology is located in the Duff Medical Building on the downtown University campus at the edge of splendid Mount Royal. The Department offers research training in a wide variety of areas such as carcinogenesis, mechanisms of respiratory diseases, molecular pathology and immunology, neoplasia and cell biology, cell differentiation, cell adhesion molecules, biomedical image processing, neurodegenerative disorders and opthalmic pathology. Research laboratories are located in the Duff Medical Building, the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre and McGill Teaching Hospitals.

Spring Convocation was very special this year - nine of our graduate students received their degrees, and three members of the department were involved in the ceremony. Prisca Bustamante, Constanza Martinez-Ramirez, Shaida Ouladan and Mahbuba Subeha received PhDs, while Aeshah Alluli, Luc Boulianne, Tadhg Ferrier, Alexander Laskaris and Matthew Preteroti received MScs. Prof Edith Zorychta is the university Co-Marshal, and Prof Carlos Telleria and Dr. Hua Ling were Faculty Marshals for Medicine and Health Sciences. Some of us managed to find each other among the thousands of happy people celebrating on the campus after the ceremony, and it was wonderful to be together for a photo. It was also a great pleasure to be on the stage with our graduates as they received their degrees.

The past two years have been challenging, and our Pathology Student Society (PSS) has been strongly involved in maintaining community spirit. PSS normally organizes events that allow graduate students to connect and share their common scientific interests, and to enjoy being together for social activities. During the pandemic there were limited options for in-person events but PSS managed to organize one every semester. In fall they arranged a group hike up to the Mont-Royal observatory. Since many students come from abroad, PSS wanted to highlight a destination that is special for all Montrealers. They started from the Peel St. entrance near campus and ended at Beaver Lake at dusk to watch the sunset with some pumpkin spice lattes. The end of the winter semester was celebrated with a small get-together at McGill’s very own graduate center, Thomson House. PSS had an entire lounge booked with complementary food and drinks. A fun-filled night with great company and hopefully many more to come.

Publication of the month

Tsering T,Li MY,Chen YX, Nadeau A, Laskaris A, Abdouh M, Bustamante P, Burnier JV: 

EV-ADD, a database for EV-associated DNA in human liquid biopsy samples.

Zhang HR; Gomez A;  Messina-Pacheco J;....Zu-hua Gao: REG3A/REG3B promotes acinar to ductal metaplasia through binding to EXTL3 and activating the RAS-RAF-MEK-ERK signaling pathway

Julien LA, Michel RP, Auger M : Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma and effusions: A review with emphasis on the role of cytopathology. Cancer Cytopathol. 2020 Jan 3.

Pusztaszeri MP, Bongiovanni M, Brimo F: Do we need PD-L1 as a biomarker for thyroid cytologic and histologic specimens?  Cancer Cytopathol. 2019 Dec 10

Bustamante P1... Burnier JV.  Beta-blockers exert potent anti-tumor effects in cutaneous and uveal melanoma.  Cancer Med. 2019 Oct 7.

Ferreira SR...:  Prenatally androgenized female rats develop uterine hyperplasia when adult.  Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2019 Oct 4:110610.

Sharifi Z...Sabri S:  Antitumor Activity of a Binary EGFR/DNA Targeting Strategy Overcomes Resistance of Glioblastoma Stem cells to Temozolomide.  Clin Cancer Res. 2019 Sep 20


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Name of the Hospital/Lab




The Montreal General Hospital

1650 Cedar Avenue
Montreal, Quebec H3G 1A4
Tel.: 514-934-1934




The Royal Victoria Hospital

MUHC - Glen Site
1001 Decarie Blvd.
Montreal, Quebec H3A 3J1
Tel.: 514-934-1934



The Montreal Children's Hospital

Room: E 04.4180, Glen site
1001 Decarie Blvd.
Montreal, Quebec H3A 3J1

Phone : 514-412-4495
Fax : 514-412-4258



The Montreal Neurological Hospital

3801 University Street
Montreal, Quebec H3A 2B4
Tel.: 514-398-6644



The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Center

2155 Guy Street, Suite 500
Montreal, Quebec H3H 2R9
Tel.: 514-934-1934



The Montreal Chest Institute

MUHC - Glen Site
1001 Decarie Blvd.
Montreal, Quebec H3A 3J12P4
Tel.: 514-934-1934



The Jewish General Hospital

3755 Cote Ste. Catherine Road
Montreal, Quebec H3T 1E2
Tel.: 514-340-8222 ext  #28274


M-C Lab

Meakins Christie Laboratory

Meakins-Christie Laboratories
Glen Site
1001 Decarie Blvd.
Montreal, Quebec H3A 3J1
Tel.: 514-934-1934 ext. 76172


St. Mary's

St. Mary's Hospital Center

3830 Lacombe Avenue
Montreal, Quebec H3T 1M5
Tel.: 514-345-3511



Lakeshore General Hospital

160 Stillview
Pointe-Claire, Quebec H9R 2Y2
Tel.: 514-630-2225


Lab Sc Jud

Laboratoire des sciences judiciaires et de médecine légale (Forensic science and medicine laboratory)

Laboratoire des sciences judiciaires et de médecine légale (Forensic science and medicine laboratory)



Centre for Medical Education

Faculty of Medicine
McGill University
Lady Meredith House
1110 Pine Avenue West, Rm 205
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1A3
Tel: (514) 398-4987
Fax: (514) 398-7246


MA Museum

The Maude Abbott Medical Museum

Strathcona Anatomy & Dentistry Building
3640 University Street
Room 2/38E
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
H3A 0C7


Individuals or groups wishing to visit the museum may contact:
Dr. Richard Fraser
Strathcona Anatomy and Dentistry Building
3640 University Street, Room 2/38E
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 0C7
Email: medicalmuseum.med [at] mcgill.ca





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