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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
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:https://rdcu.be/diGyB
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. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acsabm.3c00201
In Memoriam: Professor George Mandl
Reminiscences: George Mandl
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Masha Prager-Khoutorsky lab published a review article in Nature News & Views entitled “Neuronal culprits of sickness behaviours”:
Full details: https://reporter.mcgill.ca/nine-teams-chosen-as-1st-recipients-of-mcgill-innovation-fund/