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Our New Research Programs

Besides transferring their labs and offices to new sites, our investigators reorganized the RI-MUHC community this spring. Formerly grouped in research axes, they have formed the...

RI-MUHC affiliated researchers awarded CIHR funding for high-impact programs

The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) is proud to announce that 15 of its members have been awarded inaugural Foundation grants for high-impact...

Centre for Health Outcomes Research (CORE) Update

After two years of discussions and negotiations with both the MUHC and the Ministère de la santé et des services sociaux (MSSS), CORE researchers and their staff and students at the RI-MUHC have...

Centre for Innovative Medicine (CIM) Update

On April 27, the RI-MUHC began welcoming clinical research activities at the new Centre for Innovative Medicine (CIM), its state-of-the-art facility located on the fourth floor of Blocks B...

Centre for Translational Biology (CTB) Updates

Activities this spring on both the Montreal General Hospital (MGH) and Glen sites of the Centre for Translational Biology (CTB) supported the reorganization of the...

Child Health Research at the Glen: Dr. Jacquetta Trasler Reflects on Getting There

Bringing child health research from the Montreal Children’s Hospital (MCH-MUHC) to the new Glen site of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) was not...

PhD candidate Sandra Magalhaes: learning from the real world before a career in academia

When she finished her Masters in Epidemiology degree at the University of Western Ontario, Sandra Magalhaes decided to take a step out of the academic environment and get some real-world experience.

Interview with Dr. Stéphane Laporte

Professor Stéphane Laporte's career as a pharmacologist has been, to say the least, extremely successful. He trained as a PhD student at the Université de Sherbrooke, Quebec, and then as a postdoctoral fellow at...

Simon Clavagnier, a young researcher fascinated by thought and human perception

It was through networking that postdoctoral fellow in neuroscience Simon Clavagnier joined the McGill Vision Research Unit, led by Dr. Robert Hess of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in 2009.

The bright mind and curious spirit of young researcher Constantina Boikos

Constantina Boikos is a 25 year-old PhD Epidemiology candidate working in the field of Public Health at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC). Insatiably curious, she is always searching for new angles to approach her research.

A means to an end: PhD research student Steven Jones aims for career in public health

PhD candidate Steven Jones seems to have found the "right fit" for him in Dr. Martine Culty's lab which is part of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) at the Glen site. After earning a BSc at the McGill School of Environment and a Master's at INRS (Institut national de la recherche scientifique)...

Interview with Dr. Rima Rozen

Genetics has exploded in the last few decades and I've been part of that evolution. When I first trained, it was all about biochemistry and metabolites. Then we moved on to chromosomes, cellular studies and the cloning of genes. Now we're able to look at the entire genome.

Priyanka Sehgal turns fascination with science into an opportunity to make an impact on cancer research

At the beginning of her undergraduate studies in Biology in Bhopal, India, post-doctoral fellow Priyanka Sehgal didn't know if she had a flair for research or not. But as time went on, she says opportunities just kept presenting themselves and her fascination with research just kept pulling her in.

Alessandra Ricciardi, a passion for research and for sharing knowledge

As a teenager, 26-year-old Alessandra Ricciardi found infectious diseases "really cool", so she applied to study Biological Sciences as an undergraduate student. But it was the concrete experience of working in a lab during her studies that propelled her into research.

A live wire: Getting to know doctoral student Vedrana Cvetkovska

There are no crossed wires when discussing doctoral student Vedrana Cvetkovska's enthusiasm for science. "Since I was young, I have always been curious about nature and the interactions between animals," she says. "I was full of questions and wanted to know how we were all connected."