Derek Bowie

Academic title(s): 

Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Derek Bowie
Contact Information

Bellini Life Sciences Complex
3649 Prom. Sir-William-Osler,
Room 164
Montreal, QC, H3G 0B1

Email address: 
derek.bowie [at]
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Neurological Disorders

Dr. Derek Bowie earned his doctorate from the University of London, held postdoctoral fellow positions at the Université Louis Pasteur (France), University of Zurich (Switzerland) and the National Institutes of Health (USA) before joining the faculty at Emory University in Atlanta. He joined McGill in 2002 and is currently a Full Professor and Director of GEPROM, a FRQS-funded research group of McGill, Concordia and Université de Montréal. He serves/served on the editorial boards of several periodicals (e.g. Journal of Physiology, Current Neuropharmacology, European Journal of Neuroscience).

Current research: 

The Bowie Lab studies the two major neurotransmitter receptors of the brain, namely ionotropic glutamate receptors and GABA-A receptors. Both receptor families are widespread in the vertebrate brain and fulfill many important roles in healthy individuals as well as being implicated in disease states (e.g. autism, epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease). These receptors are studied to understand how they shape neuronal circuit behaviour and how they may be targeted to treat CNS disease.

Selected publications: 
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