Recent papers of the Stochaj lab in the fields of cell biology and nanomaterials


Chu, S., N. Joma, H.W. Yong, D. Maysinger, A. Kakkar, and U. Stochaj. 2023. Curcumin and butyrate induce fibroblast senescence without the emergence of fibrosis biomarkers. Aspects of Molecular Medicine. 2:100021.

Published: 6 Dec 2023

John Orlowski- published News and Views article in Nature

 John Orlowski published a News & Views article in Nature ( entitled “An ion transporter in sperm that has features of a channel” that discusses two structural biology papers just published in Nature describing a unique Na+/H+ exchanger in sperm that has regulatory features (activation by voltage and cyclic nucleotides) more commonly found i

Published: 3 Nov 2023

Daniela Quail Awarded Maude Abbott Prize

Our Congratulations to Daniela Quail, recipient of the Maude Abbott prize, which recognizes outstanding women faculty members with academic appointments who excel in teaching, research, or administration in the early stages of their career! 

Published: 13 Oct 2023

Claire Brown: The Microscopists interviews BioImaging North America (BINA) Executive Board Members

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Published: 26 Sep 2023

New Physiology Graduate Fellowship

Dr. Jack & Fanor Hilton & son foundation fellowship in Physiology Established in 2023 by The Dr. Jack and Fanor Hilton and Sons Foundation

Awarded annually on the basis of academic merit by the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences to one Master’s student entering or enrolled in the Physiology program and pursuing a research project. Payment and allocation:  $10,000/year over 5 years Total Funding: $50,000  

Published: 29 Aug 2023

Siwei Chu, Stephanie Xie, Carla Payan, and Ursula Stochaj published an in-depth review relevant to neurodegeneration

Chu, S., Xie, X., Payan, C., and Stochaj, U. (2023). Valosin containing protein (VCP): initiator, modifier, and potential drug target for neurodegenerative diseases. Mol Neurodegener 18, 52. doi:

Published: 7 Aug 2023

Kais Bietar and Ursula Stochaj, together with the Capobianco lab (Concordia), explored new nanomaterials for the killing of glioblastoma cells

Mandl, G.A., Vettier, F., Tessitore, G., Maurizio, S.L., Bietar, K., Stochaj, U., and Capobianco, J.A. (2023). Combining Pr(3+)-Doped Nanoradiosensitizers and Endogenous Protoporphyrin IX for X-ray-Mediated Photodynamic Therapy of Glioblastoma Cells. ACS Appl Bio Mater 6, 2370-2383.

Published: 7 Aug 2023

In memoriam: Professor George Mandl

In Memoriam: Professor George Mandl

Reminiscences: George Mandl

Published: 5 Jul 2023

Ph.D Student Patrico Artura's recent paper

Ph.D Student Patrico Artura (Dr. John White lab) recent paper


Published: 6 Jun 2023

Anatomy & Physiology [at McGill] rates seventh best in the world, jumping from 15th in 2022

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Published: 28 Mar 2023

Competing pacemakers create distinctive triplets in heartbeats

 A simple set of mathematical rules that accurately identifies signs of competing electrical signals in the heart has been developed by McGill's Leon Glass, Gil Bub and Alvin Shrier and their UBC colleagues Marc Deyel and Zachary Laksman. The Canadian team did in vitro experiments that showed how abnormal beating triggered by anomalous electrical impulses can generate distinctive triplets.

Published: 17 Mar 2023

Congratulations to Daniela Quail: CSI 2023 New Investigator Award

Daniela F. Quail, PhD, Assistant Professor, Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Institute; and Departments of Physiology and Experimental Medicine at McGill has won the Canadian Society for Immunology 2023 New Investigator award. Read more.

Published: 8 Mar 2023

Chacron Lab: Neural heterogeneities and spatially dependent correlations improve coding of object location by sensory neural populations.

Haggard, M., Chacron, M.J. Coding of object location by heterogeneous neural populations with spatially dependent correlations in weakly electric fish. PLoS Comp Biol 19, e1010938 (2023).




Published: 3 Mar 2023

BIPOC change champions: In conversation with physiology PhD candidate Amirah-Iman Hicks

 Q&A series is part of Black History Month and Beyond, an initiative of the BHM Organizing Committee co-led by Black students and faculty from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences with the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Anti-Racism Committee (EDI-AR) of the School of Population and Global Health.

Published: 27 Feb 2023

New discovery by Siwei Chu, Ossama Moujaber, Serge Lemay & Ursula Stochaj: microtubule-dependent mechanisms that drive cellular senescence

Chu, S.; Moujaber, O.; Lemay, S.; Stochaj, U., Multiple pathways promote microtubule stabilization in senescent intestinal epithelial cells. npj Aging 2022, 8 (1), 16.

Published: 16 Jan 2023


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