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MUHC expert Dr. Mark Ware appointed vice-chair of federal task force on legalization of cannabis

World-renowned pain specialist and medical cannabis researcher Dr. Mark Ware, director of clinical research at the Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit of the McGill University...

Critical years ahead in fight against hepatitis C virus

In the last five years, new drugs have revolutionized the treatment of hepatitis C (HCV), a virus that causes serious liver disease.

Brain’s biological clock stimulates thirst before sleep

The brain’s biological clock stimulates thirst in the hours before sleep, according to a study published in the journal...

The “Convergence” initiative takes flight: RI-MUHC trainees and Concordia University fine arts students explore new ways to explain brain research

Is it art, or is it science? It’s “Convergence: Perceptions of Neuroscience,” a project that promises unique rewards to those who dare to cross the great divide...

Bridging science and the fine arts: The Convergence Initiative conveys a passion for neuroscience

It happens to all of us. We go to an art museum with an open mind and the will to learn something new, but we get lost in translation...

Honours and Awards March 2015

Honours and awards...

Honours and Awards

Honours and awards...

Kashif Khan

Kashif has risen admirably to the challenge of presenting work on the use of stem cells to regenerate new heart muscle to...

Simon Papillon-Cavanagh

Simon Papillon-Cavanagh is the April 2017 winner of the FRQS Étudiant-chercheur étoile award in the Fonds Santé category. His publication...

Raquel Farías, MD, PhD

After completing a medical degree in Mexico and PhD in pharmacology at McGill University, Dr. Raquel Farías started her postdoctoral fellowship on Dr. Bourbeau’s team. Her current projects focus on...

Claire Gizowski

Claire Gizowski is investigating how the brain generates circadian rhythms. With complex physiology and optogenetic experiments (sometimes performed at odd hours), she discovered that...

Erin Coyne

Erin Coyne studies the role of the ubiquitin proteasome system in obesity and diabetes. She has discovered that gene inactivation of USP19 leads to a...

Tina Boikos and Alessandra Ricciardi

Alessandra Ricciardi and Tina Boikos became friends as undergraduates at McGill University. Spurred by a love of all things microbial, both are completing doctoral degrees: Alessandra in...

Amanda Rossi, PhD

Dr. Amanda Rossi arrived at the RI-MUHC last year as a Canadian Vascular Network Scholar. She is currently leading the Blood Pressure and Vascular Health Around Menopause (BRAVE) study...

Vikram Mehraj, PhD

Focusing on immune activation in HIV infection, Dr. Vikram Mehraj has been highly productive during his two-year fellowship at the RI-MUHC. His research under Dr. Jean-Pierre Routy has...

Sarah Konefal

Sarah Konefal has been investigating how an inflammatory signal from microglia minimizes the synaptic and behavioural changes induced by cocaine in a mouse model of addiction...

Priyanka Sehgal, PhD

Dr. Priyanka Sehgal’s supervisor ranks her among the top five per cent of McGill postdoctoral fellows for intellectual ability, analytical and technical skills, and superior talent in presenting at...

George Kefalas

George Kefalas has been awarded scholarships from Diabète Québec, the FRQS and CIHR to study the interaction between the adaptor protein Nck1 and protein kinase PERK in the pancreatic beta cell...

Esterina D’Asti, PhD

Dr. Esterina D’Asti deserves recognition for her productivity, independence, scientific maturity and exceptional abilities. In 2015 she obtained her doctorate after five years in Dr. Janusz Rak’s...

Barbara Rivera, PhD

Dr. Barbara Rivera characterized the previously mysterious entity, dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumour (DNET), in collaboration with Dr. Nada Jabado’s laboratory...