Physiology at McGill University: Annual Research Day and other events

CFTR (Cystic Fibrosis Gene Product) visualized on cell membrane. Dr . John Hanrahan's Lab

False colour image showing perinuclear lysosomal fusions characteristic of autophagy in cells where expression of the CDK inhibitor 19INK4D has been knocked down by siRNA. Dr. John White's Lab

Single particle tracking of quantum dot labeled CFTR on live cell membranes.  Dr. Ian Bates

Differential postendocytic sorting of the wild-type and a mutant Vasopressin-2 receptor associated with nephrogeic diabetes insipidus.  Dr. Gergely Lukacs' Laboratory

A. Fish outline showing overlapping receptive fields from two pyramidal cells. B. Simultaneous extracellular recordings from two pyramidal cells showing correlated activity - synchronous bursts. Dr. Maurice Chacron's laboratory

The Rotating Snake Illusion, developed by Akiyoshi Kitaoka.  Dr. Christopher Pack's Laboratory

Research on artificial cells including red blood substitutes.  Dr. Thomas Chang's Laboratory

Spiral Waves are often observed in cardiac cell cultures.  Dr Leon Glass' Lab   Dr. Alvin Shrier's Lab

Graduate Studies

Welcome to the Graduate Program


At the graduate level, the Professors' research interests range from studies of membrane receptors, transporters, channels, and signal transduction pathways to the broader integration of physiological systems (cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, endocrine, immune and central nervous systems) using an array of molecular and cellular approaches as well as quantitative techniques in data collection, analysis, and mathematical modelling by computational means.  Advanced training at the Ph.D. level in aspects of quantitative & computational Physiology.

In addition to the full-time faculty, the Department includes approximately 50 graduate students and 20 postdoctoral fellows.

Applicants for the M.Sc. program must hold a B.Sc. degree or its equivalent.

Applicants for the Ph.D. program must hold a M.Sc. degree or its equivalent.  For information on international degree equivalency, consult:

Financial Assistance: Eligible students in the programs can apply for a fellowship or receive a  stipend from their research supervisor: