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.
Dr. Jason Karamchandani and his C-BIG Repository were featured in last week's McGill ReporterPublished: 21 Jun 2021
Dr. Julia Valdemarin Burnier was awarded by CCSPublished: 20 May 2021
Drs Spatz, Fiset, Wang, and Camilleri-Broet from the Department of Pathology are at the core of the innovative research project “The Karen Anthony Consortium for Lung Cancer Research”Published: 2 Oct 2020
Dr. Miguel Burnier has been appointed the Interim Executive Director and Chief Scientific Officer of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC)Published: 24 Aug 2020
Our PhD student Christina Mastromonaco is a pioneer in the Life Sciences Entrepreneurship Development Program at ConcordiaPublished: 6 Nov 2019
Dr. Gao has just been elected as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (FCAHS)Published: 2 Oct 2019
Finlayson Research DayPublished: 2 Jul 2019
2019 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Pathologists NewsPublished: 2 Jul 2019
Congratulations to Professor Alan Spatz on receiving GAPP-Genome Canada and Cancer Research Society grantsPublished: 10 Dec 2018
Our graduate student Jade Lasiste was awarded at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2017 in BaltimoPublished: 19 May 2017
McGill Case of the month
Current Case of the Month February 2023
Previous Case of the Month
January 2020 A 60-year-old male with ulcerative colitis presenting with hypopharyngeal lesions
August 2019 A 70-year-old male presenting with a papillary urethral tumor
July 2019 An 81-year-old female with a bladder tumor
June 2019: A 55-year-old male presenting with an orbital mass
May 2019: A 58-year old female with a posterior mediastinal mass
April 2019 A 61 year old woman with an incidental finding in a thyroid nodule...
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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