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BARRETT, Rowan
Associate Member

Redpath Museum, Rm 207, (514) 398-4086 X00856
rowan.barrett@mcgill.ca

Research Summary:
My work is motivated by a desire to understand the genetic basis of adaptation to changing environments. My research bridges theoretical and empirical approaches in population genetics, evolutionary ecology, and molecular biology to ask questions about the reciprocal interactions between ecological and evolutionary processes. I pursue this research program with a variety of key study systems, including stickleback fish, deer mice, and microbes.
   

CHAPMAN, Colin
Associate Member

McGill School of the Environment, 514-398-1242
colin.chapman@mcgill.ca

Research Summary:
Experimental and observational approaches to determine how plant communities influence animals (primate population regulation, determinants of primate group size) and how animals influence their environment (herbivory, seed dispersal, community restoration). This research has often been developed to permit direct application to conservation. (*Not currently accepting Grad students)
   

CLARKE, Hugh
Associate Member

Royal Victoria Hospital, 514-934-1934 ext. 34748 hugh.clarke@muhc.mcgill.ca

Research Summary:
Mammalian oogenesis and early embryogenesis. Changes in chromatin composition during oogenesis and early embryogenesis and following nuclear transplantation, with the aim of understanding how they influence gene expression. Expression and activity of factors that control these chromatin modifications. Signalling mechanisms that regulate oocyte growth.
   

DUFORT, Daniel
Associate Member

Royal Victoria Hospital, 514-934-1934 ext. 34743 daniel.dufort@muhc.mcgill.ca

Research Summary:
My laboratory is interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms involved in the process of embryo implantation. We have demonstrated that the embryo secertes Wnt proteins which activate Wnt signaling in the uterus. We further demonstrated that inhibition of Wnt signaling impairs the implantation process illustrating the importance of this pathway in embryo implantation (in press, PNAS). This project will be aimed at characterizing the function of Wnt signaling in the uterus during the implantation process.
   

FRANCOIS, Paul
Associate Member

Rutherford Physics Rm. 221, 514-398-1635paulf[at]physics[dot]mcgill[dot]ca

Research Summary:
Theoretical biological physics: modeling of physicical properties gene networks and their evolution, in the context of embryonic development.
   

GREEN, David
Associate Member

Redpath Museum, 514-398-4086 ext. -4088
david.m.green@mcgill.ca

Research Summary:
Evolution, biosystematics and conservation biology. Geographic variation, population biology, cytogenetics, and molecular genetics of amphibian.
   

HASTINGS, Kenneth
Associate Member

Montreal Neurological Institute, 514-398-1852ken.hastings@mcgill.ca

Research Summary:
Muscle gene regulation, evolution of muscle gene families and muscle cell subtypes,  evolution and function of SL trans-splicing in the chordates.
   

LARSSON, Hans
Associate Member

Redpath Museum, 514-398-4086 ext. -08945
hans.ce.larsson@mcgill.ca

Research Summary:
Vertebrate palaeontology and developmental evolution. Palaeontological work focuses on terrestrial Mesozoic vertebrates in the Canadian arctic and explores signatures of ancient climate shifts in palaeo-faunas. Developmental evolution work addresses what developmental mechanisms (morphological and molecular) are responsible for changes in the evolution of vertebrate morphology.
   

MANDATO, Craig
Associate Member

Strathcona Anatomy & Dentistry, 514-398-5349
craig.mandato@mcgill.ca

Research Summary:
The in vivo relationship of cytoskeletal systems characterizing the molecular basis of interactions during cell division and cellular wound healing. This work is expected to advance research on the molecular pathology of diseases such as muscular dystrophy, as well as neuronal regeneration following injury.
   

MILLIEN, Virginie
Associate Member

Redpath Museum, 514-398-4086 ext. 00953
virginie.millien@mcgill.ca

Research Summary:
My work focuses on island mammals. Islands provide an extreme condition of habitat reduction and isolation. Island species offer an excellent opportunity to study the evolutionary consequences of environmental change, because isolation entails significant changes in climate, resources and community context. To date, I have mostly worked on rodent species, although more recent research now includes a broader range of terrestrial mammals.
   

RAO, Yong
Associate Member

Montreal General Hospital, 514-934-1934 ext. 42520
yong.rao@mcgill.ca

Research Summary:
The molecular mechanism of axonal guidance and target recognition in the fly visual system and the molecular mechanism of neuronal migration.
   

RICCIARDI, Anthony
Associate Member

Redpath Museum, 514-398-4086 ext. -4089
tony.ricciardi@mcgill.ca

Research Summary:
Ecology of invasive species. Predicting impacts of introduced fishes and invertebrates using empirical modelling, meta-analysis, and field experiments. Developing risk assessment models for aquatic invasions. Quantifying biodiversity loss in freshwater ecosystems.
   

ROSENBLATT, David
Associate Member

Department of Human Genetics
Royal Victoria Hospital, H5-63, 514-934-1934 ext -42978, Stewart Biology Building, 514-398-3600
david.rosenblatt@mcgill.ca

Research Summary:
Inborn errors of cobalamin (Vitamin B12) and folate metabolism. Phenotype/genotype correlation in methylmalonic aciduria, methylene-tetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) deficiency, methionine synthase deficiency (cblG), methionine synthase reductase deficiency (cblE) and glutamate forminotransferase deficiency. Cloning of genes involved in cobalamin metabolism.
   

ROZEN, Rima
Associate Member

Montreal Children's Hospital, 514-412-4358
rima.rozen@mcgill.ca

Research Summary:
Molecular genetics of inherited diseases; genetic risk factors for cardiovascular disease and neural tube defects; folic acid metabolism in cancer. (*NOT ACCEPTING GRADUATE STUDENTS THROUGH THE BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT)
   

TAKETO, Teruko
Associate Member

RI-MUHC, Rm EM03220, 514-934-1934 ext. -34197
teruko.taketo@muhc.mcgill.ca

Research Summary:
Genetic mechanism of gonadal sex determination and differentiation in mouse models for sex reversal. Cause of infertility in the XY sex-reversed female mouse. Analysis of meiotic chromosomes.
   

van MEYEL, Donald
Associate Member

Centre for Research in Neuroscience, MGH
514-934-1934 ext. -42995, don.vanmeyel@mcgill.ca

Research Summary:
Genetic analysis of neuronal diversity and axon guidance.