null MeDiC Program Seminar Series Spring 2023

MeDiC Program seminars are held on Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m. (unless otherwise stated). Seminars will be in English. Seminars will be in hybrid format.

Joint seminars with MeDiC Program and Endocrinology Rounds are held on Thursdays from 8 to 9 a.m. With Nephrology Rounds, seminars are held on Fridays from 12 to 1 p.m. Joint seminars are only via Zoom.

For the Zoom link or room location, please contact Kim Gardner at kim.gardner [at]

January 12, 2023
9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Oded Rechavi, PhD
Professor, Department of Neurobiology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
Topic: Molecular Memories in C. elegans nematodes
January 19, 2023
Lora Giangregorio, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences, University of Waterloo
Topic: Exercise for Fall and Fracture Prevention – the science, and how to use it
February 2, 2023
Gustavo Duque, MD, PhD, FRACP, FGSA
Professor, Faculty of Medicine
Dr. Joseph Kaufmann Chair in Geriatric Medicine
Topic: Osteosarcopenia : A case of geroscience
March 16, 2023
Zdenka Pausova, MD, FAHA
Senior Scientist, Hopsital of Sick Children
Professor, Departments of Physiology and Nutritional Services, University of Toronto
Topic: Metabolism and brain health: from populations to experimental models and back
March 23, 2023
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Fernanda De Felice, MSc, PhD
Associate Professor of Neuroscience, Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Department of Psychiatry, Queen’s University
Topic: Insulin resistance and allostatic load in Alzheimer’s disease
April 13, 2023
Rhian Touyz , MBBCL, PhD, FRCP, FRSE, FMedSci
Executive Director and Chief Scientific Officer, RI-MUHC
Dr. Phil Gold Chair in Medicine, McGill University
Topic: Vascular signaling in hypertension and small vessel disease
April 20, 2023
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Combined MeDiC & Endocrinology Seminar
Peter K. Jackson, PhD
Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine
Topic: Ciliary GPCR Control of Adipogenesis and Endocrine Pancreas Secretion
May 4, 2023
Pedro Rosa-Neto, PhD
Professor, Departments of Neurology & Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, McGill University
Topic: To be determined
May 11, 2023
May Faraj, PDt, PhD
Professor, Department of Nutrition, University of Montreal
Topic: Beyond cardiovascular risk: role of LDL in the etiology of type 2 diabetes
May 25, 2023
Mari Kaartinen, MSc, PhD
Associate Professor, Faculty of Dental Medicine, McGill University
Topic: Factor XIII-A Transglutaminase at the Interface of Coagulation and Adipose Tissue Inflammation in Obesity
June 20, 2023
3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Special Seminar
Serge Luquet, PhD
Groupleader of the research team
Central COntrol oF Feeding behaviour and Energy Expenditure (C2OFFEE)
Functional and Adaptive Biology Unit
Topic: Nutrient sensing in the reward system: a role for the TaqIA/ANKK1 in the controls of D2R neurons activity