Core Facilities

The Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics at McGill University maintains several key resources for use by faculty and students for their research.

EM Services

Get yourself published with solid data and results! The Department’s Electron Microscopy Chief Technician offers services performed on the FEMR electron microscope that is specialized in classical transmission electron microscopy (TEM) for biological specimens, which is what most researchers in the fields of Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Physiology and Cancer Research need. Our Technician can collaborate with you to develop your project and assist in various forms of sample preparation and analysis. Articles from labs using our facility were recently published in top journals such as Nature Medicine (Joyal et al., Vol. 20:1165-11732014), Nature Communications (Vincent et al., 7:10604, 2016), Cell Discovery (Bhosle et al., vol 2:16017, 2016) and Cell Reports (Petitjean et al., vol. 13:1246-1257, 2015).

PDF icon Recent Publications from our Electron Microscopy Facility

PDF icon High Quality Micrographs from our Electron Microscopy Facility

Contact info for EM Facility:

Johanne Ouellette
McIntyre Building
Room: 119
johanne.ouellette [at]

Imaging and Molecular Biology Platform

The Platform is part of the Green Chemistry CFI initiative and a centralized resource for microscopy and molecular biology equipment. The platform provides instruments, training and assistance to internal and external researchers. Microscopy services range from confocal/multiphoton and high content microscopy to epifluorescence day to day microscopes and analysis softwares. Histological equipment and automated slide staining is also available. Molecular applications cover quantitative and qualitative sample analysis, gene expression characterization and genomics. Please click here for more information.

Contact info for the Imaging and Molecular Biology Platform:

Nicolas Audet, PhD
McIntyre Medical Building - Room 1333
Phone: 514-398-4455, extension 090363
impb.pharma [at]

SPR-MS Facility

The Surface Plasmon Resonance - Mass Spectrometry (SPR-MS) Facility includes:

  • Bruker UltrafleXtreme system for MALDI-MS of peptides/proteins
  • Bruker ImagePrep system to prepare tissue sections for MALDI imaging
  • Bruker Impact II system for complementary ESI-MS of peptides/proteins
  • BIACORE 3000 and T200 systems for label-free, real-time protein interaction analysis

PDF icon recent_spr-ms_facility_publications.pdf

Contact us to discuss your projects:
Mark Hancock, Ph.D.
McGill University
McIntyre Medical Sciences Bldg
mark.hancock [at]

Other resources

In addition, the department maintains a phosphorimaging system (Molecular Dynamics) and other standard equipment for common use.



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