Seminar Series

The Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics hosts speakers from International institutes and local academia, in a series of weekly seminars.

 

Senior Seminars:

To reserve a slot for your senior seminar, please contact the departmental seminar coordinators:

bernard.robaire [at] mcGill.ca (Bernard Robaire), paul.clarke [at] mcgill.ca (Paul Clarke), simran.dhir [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Simran Dhir), etienne.billard [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Etienne Billard) and copy in chairsec.pharmacology [at] mcgill.ca (Senior Administrative Coordinator) 

SPEAKER

TOPIC

DATE & LOCATION

2024    

Dr. Mélanie Robitaille

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
The University of Queensland, Australia

“Calcium signaling as a therapeutic target in cancer and viral infection”

Thursday, June 20, 2024

TIME: 4:00PM

In-person Seminar- McIntyre Medical Building Room 1345

Host: Professor Terry Hébert
 

Senior Seminar

Zixuan Li

Ph.D. Candidate

Prof. Barbara Hales

“Effects of Organophosphate Esters Used as Flame Retardants and Plasticizers on the Adrenal Gland”

Thursday, May 30, 2024

TIME: 4:00PM

In-person Seminar- McIntyre Medical Building Room 1345

Host: Professor Barbara Hales

Nicole Kleinstreuer

Director, NTP Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods (NICEATM)
Executive Director, Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM)
“US Updates on NAMs: the Continuum from Biomedical Research to Toxicological Application Regulatory Implementation”

Thursday, May 16, 2024

TIME: 4:00PM

In-person Seminar- McIntyre Medical Building Room 1345

Host: Professor Barbara Hales

Dr. David G Harrison
2023 Louis and Artur Lucian Award Recipient

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Director, Division of Clinical Pharmacology
Director, Center for Vascular Biology
Betty and Jack Bailey Chair in Cardiology
Professor of Medicine
Professor of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Professor of Pharmacology
“Inflammation and Immune Activation in Hypertension”

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

TIME: 4:00PM

In-person Seminar- McIntyre Medical Building Room 1345

Host: Professor Prof. Terry Hébert

Dr. Linda Birnbaum
Scientist Emeritus and Former Director

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and National Toxicology Program
Scholar in Residence, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University

“The Perils of PFAS: Everything, Everywhere, All of us”

Tuesday, May 09, 2024

TIME: 4:00PM

In-person Seminar- McIntyre Medical Building Room 1345

Host: Professor Prof. Bernard Robaire

Dr. Sheena Josselyn

Senior Scientist, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)

Professor, Departments of Psychology and Physiology, University of Toronto

“Engrams and memory”

Thursday, April 18, 2024

TIME: 4:00PM

In-person Seminar- McIntyre Medical Building Room 1345
Host: Professor Paul Clarke

Dr. Michael Witcher
Assistant Professor,

Department of Oncology

McGill University

“Targeting DNA damage repair and epigenetic processes in melanoma and breast cancer”

Thursday, March 28, 2024

TIME: 4:00PM

In-person Seminar- McIntyre Medical Building Room 1345

Host:

Professor Koren Mann

Braedon McDonald

Assistant Professor, Departmentof Critical Care Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine

University of Calgary
“Immunotherapy through microbiome modulation to treat infection in critical illness”

Thursday, March 14, 2024

TIME: 4:00PM

In-person Seminar- McIntyre Medical Building Room 1345

Host:

Professor Bastien Castagner

Professor Maureen McKeague

Professor Ajitha Thanabalasuriar

Senior Seminar

Tapan Agnihotri

Ph.D. Candidate
Prof. Jean-Sébastien Joyal

“Microglial heme recycling and vascular remodeling improves vision in ischemic retinopathies”

Thursday, February 22,2024

TIME: 4:00PM

In-person Seminar- McIntyre Medical Building Room 1345

Host: Professor Jean-Sébastien Joyal

Eva Kaufmann

Assistant Professor, Biomedical and Molecular Sciences

Queen's University
“Innate Immune Memory in pulmonary infections and inflammation”

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Host:

Professor Ajitha Thanabalasuriar

 

Senior Seminar

Sarah MacKinnon

Ph.D. Candidate
Prof. Jason Tanny

“The CTD of the elongation factor Spt5 modulates distinct pathways to determine chromatin identity”

Thursday, February 08,2024

TIME: 4:00PM

In-person Seminar- McIntyre Medical Building Room 1345

Host: Professor Jason Tanny

Senior Seminar

Rabah Dabouz

Ph.D. Candidate
Prof. Sylvain Chemtob

“Neuroimmune interactions in age-related macular degeneration”

Thursday, February 01,2024

TIME: 4:00PM

Hybrid Seminar- McIntyre Medical Building Room 1345 

https://mcgill.zoom.us/j/88074510869

Host: Professor Sylvain Chemtob

Senior Seminar

Bayne Andrew

Ph.D. Candidate
Prof. Jean-François Trempe

“Mitochondrial protein
import and the role of PINK1 in
mitochondrial quality control

Thursday, January 25, 2024

TIME: 4:00PM

In-person Seminar- McIntyre Medical Building Room 1345

Host: Professor Jean-François Trempe

Humphrey Yao

Senior Principal Investigator
Reproductive Developmental Biology Group, Reproductive & Developmental Biology Laboratory (RDBL)

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
"From Glowing Penis to Oocyte-Producing Testis: the Power of Mouse Genetics for Reproductive Research"

Thursday, January 18, 2024

TIME: 4:00PM

In-person Seminar- McIntyre Medical Building Room 1345

Host: Professor Bernard Robaire

2023

 

 

Sonia Del Rincon

Assistant Professor, Department of Oncology

Associate Member, Department of Medicine, Division of Experimental Medicine,

McGill University

“Translational research: From MNK1/2 inhibitors to Immune related adverse events.”

Thursday, December 14, 2023

TIME: 4:00PM

In-person Seminar- McIntyre Medical Building Room 1345

Host: Professor Jacquetta Trasler

Phillippe Lefrançois

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Experimental Medicine

McGill University
“Basal Cell Carcinoma – A translational approach from omics to therapeutics”

Thursday, November 16, 2023

TIME: 4:00PM

In-person Seminar- McIntyre Medical Building Room 1345

Host: Prof. Koren Mann

Justin Deniset

Assistant Professor
Department of Cardiac Sciences, Libin Institute

University of Calgary

"Pericardial Immune Mechanisms in Cardiac Repair: New Avenues for Therapeutic Targeting"

Thursday, October 26, 2023

TIME: 4:00PM

In-person Seminar- McIntyre Medical Building Room 1345

Host: Professor Ajitha Thanabalasuriar

Sourkes Talk

Raymond J. Dingledine

Professor
Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology

Emory University School of Medicine
“Targeting inflammation in neurologic disease”

Thursday, October 19, 2023

TIME: 3:30PM - 5:30PM

In-person Seminar- McIntyre Medical Building Room 521 (Meakins Amphitheatre)

Graciela Piñeyro, MD, PhD

Professeure Titulaire
Département de Pharmacologie et Physiologie

Université de Montréal
"A pharmacodynamic perspective on street opioids" Thursday, September 28, 2023

TIME: 4:00PM

In-person Seminar- McIntyre Medical Building Room 1345

Host: Prof. Terry Hebert
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