Seminar Series

Seminars, unless otherwise indicated, are held every Friday at 11:00 AM in Room 1034 of the McIntyre Medical Sciences Building located at 3655 Promenade Sir William Osler.  Special joint seminars may be held at other locations which will be indicated below.                                                                               

Sept. 8 No Seminar  
Sept.15 No Seminar  
Sept.22 Dr. Marlene Oeffinger, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, Université de Montréal

"Using Proteomic approaches to study variances and dynamics along RNA maturation pathways”


Dr. Adrien Peyrache, Montreal Neurological Institute

"Internally Organized Mechanisms of the Brain's Navigation System" 

Oct. 6 Dr. Tzyh-Chang Hwang, Bioengineering, University of Missouri

"Molecular Pharmacology of CFTR"

Oct. 13 Dr. Rosemary Bagot, Department of Psychology, McGill University

"Neural circuit mechanisms of susceptibility to chronic stress"

Oct. 20 Dr. Nicole Francis, Experimental Medicine, McGill University

"Building (and maintaining) Polycomb repressed chromatin"

Oct. 27 Dr. Jennifer Estall, Molecular Mechanisms of Diabetes, Montreal Clinical Research Institute "Sex, diet and coactivation: Molecular clues explaining risk factors of metabolic disease"
Nov. 3 Dr. Benjamin McDonald Smith, Department of Medicine, McGill University

"Airway tree structure: characteristics, heritability, and functional relevance"

Nov.10 Dr. David Hughes, Institute for Neuroscience & Psychology, University of Glasgow

"Divergent roles for calretinin-expressing spinal interneurons in spinal pain processing"

Nov.17 Dr. Paul Wiseman, Departments of Chemistry & Physics, McGill University

"Mesoscale regulation of podosome turnover in human dendritic cells revealed with image correlation microscopy"

Nov.24 Dr. Tomomi Shimogori, Riken Brain Science Institute

"Molecular mechanisms of early life experience dependent neuronal circuit development"

Dec. 1 Dr. Rodrigo Reyes, Department of Biology, McGill University

"Using microscopes to understand biochemistry in live cells"

Dec. 8 Dr. Ambre Bertholet, UCSF School of Medicine

"Mitochondrial Thermogenesis (Patch clamp for physiological investigation of mitochondrial uncoupling)"

Jan. 5 No Seminar  
Jan. 12

Dr. Stephanie Koch, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

“Spinal inhibition in the control of touch, and movement”

Jan. 19 Dr. Tomoko Ohyama, Department of Biology, McGill University

"Multilevel multimodal integration enhances action selection in Drosophila"

Jan. 26 Dr. Joaquin Ortega, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, McGill University

"Cryo-electron microscopy, a 2017 Nobel-Prize winning technique"

Feb. 2 Dr. Peter Backx, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute

"The effects of intense exercise on the heart: insights into mechanisms underlying atrial fibrillation" 

Feb. 9 Dr. Julie Lessard, Department of Pathology & Cell Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal

"Combinatorial Assembly of SWI/SNF Chromatin Remodeling Complexes in Normal and Leukemic Hemopoiesis"

Feb. 16


Dr. Mark Brandon, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University 

"Entorhinal-hippocampal representations of space in health and Alzheimer’s disease"

Feb. 23 Dr. Christoph Borchers, Genome BC Proteomics Centre, University of Victoria

"Modern approaches in quantitative and structural proteomics in biomedical and clinical research" 

Mar. 2 Dr. Nicole Yee-Key Li-Jessen, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, McGill University

"Towards Personalized Medicine for voice restoration"

Mar. 9

Dr. Stuart Trenholm, Montreal Neurological Institute, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University

“Cutting-edge circuit tracing strategies for understanding brain function"

Mar.16 Dr. Pere Santamaria, Microbiology, Immunology & Infectious Diseases, University of Calgary

“Peptide Major Histocompatibility Complex-based nanomedicines for the treatment of autoimmune disease”


Physiology 13th Undergraduate Research Day - Speaker: Dr. Gary Kobinger- 11:45am, 6th floor, Martin Amphitheatre, McIntyre Building

"The shifting drivers of therapeutic and vaccine development from the Ebola experience"


No Seminar- Good Friday

Apr. 6 Dr. Dorothy Schafer, Department of Biology, University of Virginia

"Dynamin2 tunes filament architecture of cellular actin networks"


Dr. Roberto Araya, Department of Neuroscience , Université de Montréal 

"Input transformations by dendritic spines of pyramidal neurons in health and disease"

Apr.20 Dr. Maxime Bouchard, Department of Biochemistry, McGill University

"Epithelial Cell Plasticity in Tissue Morphogenesis and Disease"


Dr. Kevin Hall, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases

"Why is it so hard to lose weight and keep it off?"

May 2


at 4 :00 p.m.

Dr. Lisa Strug, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

"Understanding Differences in Cystic Fibrosis Disease Severity:  Insights from Genome-Wide Studies"

May 11

Dr. Frédéric Becq, Université de Poitiers - CNRS, France, Laboratoire STIM Signalisation et Transports Ioniques Membranaires

"CFTR-Dependent Water & Chloride Transports Measured in Living Cells by Quantitative Phase Microscopy"

May 18

24th Annual Physiology Graduate Research Day: Bierman's Guest Lecturer: Dr. Leonardo Sacconi, 3:30pm, 6th floor, Martin Amphitheatre, McIntyre Building

"Optical dissection of cardiac electrophysiology: from single cell to whole heart"



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