Harry Leonard Goldsmith May 11, 1928 - March 10, 2021
Krešimir – Krešo (later in life Kris and KK) Krnjević was born on September 7, 1927 in Zagreb, Croatia in the family of Dr Juraj Krnjević, then Secretary of the Croatian Peasant Party, and Nada Hiršl. The political situation in Yugoslavia very much influenced his early years and the next 20 years of peripatetic lifestyle. The family was forced into exile 1930 and, until establishment of Croatian Banovina in 1939, they lived in Switzerland where Kris completed junior high school in French.
The Department of Physiology held its first online Undergraduate Awards & Information Session on Friday, April 9, 2021.
The students completing PHGY 461 were presented with participation certificates and the following award recipients were announced:
Congratulations to Dr. Reza Sharif for being part of the Brain Canada grant led by Dr. Yves de Koninck: The Canadian Optogenetics and Vectorology Foundry. Reza and other team members from across the country form a consortium of research sites that aims to accelerate the development and dissemination of optogenetic and viral tools.
Congratulations to Dr. Reza Sharif Naeini, Associate Professor in the Department of Physiology, and his colleagues at McGill University, Drs. Ed Ruthazer, Stuart Trentholm, Myriam Srour and Rob Koenekoop, for their success as co-PIs on a grant entitled Neurodevelopmental basis of nervous system disorders (NeuroBasis) awarded by the Canadian Foundation for Innovation. This grant involved 5 additional neuroscientists and clinicians from the Université de Montréal: Drs.
Congratulations to physiology student Mégane Pépin, one of six learners to receive the inaugural Teaching Innovation Award within the McGill Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Important pain research from the Sharif Lab is helping develop cannabidiol (CBD) therapies to treat chronic pain.
We are pleased to announce that our core faculty member Dr. Reza Sharif has been nominated as the new Director of the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain (AECRP). Dr. Sharif will succeed Dr. Jeffrey Mogil, whose second term will end on April 30, 2021
Congratulations to physiology faculty member Dr. Reza Sharif, winner of the 2021 Canadian Pain Society Early Career Award. The Early Career Award recognizes outstanding achievements in pain research and/or management by an individual at the early stage of his or her career. Dr.
Congratulations to physiology faculty member Dr. Claire Brown, one of 22 recipients of the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) imaging scientist grant.
Congratulations to physiology faculty member Dr. Masha Prager-Khoutorsky, one of 20 Canada-wide recipients of the Brain Canada 2019 Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research award.
Research performed in one of our physiology labs has led to a scientifically-backed product that directly helps humans.
Congratulations to physiology faculty member Dr. Leon Glass, one of three winners of the 2020 McGill Medal for Exceptional Academic Achievement in recognition of his outstanding contributions to his discipline, to McGill, and to society at large.
Congratulations to the Sharif, Orlowski and Ferland labs on their recent publication in PAIN, the Journal of the International Association for the Study of Pain.