24-Mar-11

Human Genetics Professor Ken Dewar and Faculty of Medicine Dean Richard Levin discuss current topics in genomics.

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10-Mar-11

MCGILL’S NOVEL ORPHAN DRUG GIVES NEW HOPE TO CYSTIC FIBROSIS PATIENTS

Dr. Danuta Radzioch: Professor, Departments of Medicine and Human Genetics (pages 2-3)

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LDI GENETIC EPIDEMIOLOGY PROGRAM – Dr. Brent Richards: Assistant Professor, Division of Endocrinology, JGH & McGill Department of Human Genetics.


03-Mar-11

Yojiro Yamanaka, PhD, Assistant Professor of Human Genetics at McGill University, has been awarded a $750, 000 grant by the CIHR to study embryonic development at McGill’s Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre. “I hope our study will shed light on the principal of mammalian development,” says Yamanaka.

Dr. Robert Sladek recipient of the 2011 Joe Doupe Young Investigator Award

The Assistant Professor for the Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism and researcher for the McGill University and Genome Quebec Innovation Centre is being recognized for his outstanding research accomplishments in the first eight years of his independent career.


24-Feb-11

Breaking through prejudice

As February – Black History Month – winds down, Loydie Jerome-Majewska makes time in her exceptionally busy schedule to share her past with her two young boys. The Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Associate Member of the Department of Human Genetics at McGill is Haitian by birth and married to fellow McGill researcher, Jacek Majewski, originally from Poland.


17-Feb-11


10-Feb-11

Behind the Scenes

It’s in the genes

Dr. Charles Scriver’s career has spanned over 50 years. From incredible medical breakthroughs to pioneering research initiatives, an important part of his every-day remained his exchange with people. McGill’s Headway magazine recently featured a behind the scenes look at this eminent member of the Faculty of Medicine. Read more in Headway


27-Jan-11

FINDING THE SECRET OF RARE GENETIC DISEASES Researchers from McGill University are trying to take on quite the challenge: pin down 1,600 rare genetic diseases in order to discover their secret, and in this way, have other diseases benefit from this acquired knowledge. In medical jargon, these diseases, which only affect one person out of […]


06-Jan-11

Loydie Jerome-Majewska and Jacek Majewski in the Scientist:

http://www.mcgill.ca/newsroom/news/item/?item_id=170419

This Week in JAMA

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/305/1/68?etoc


09-Dec-10

02-Dec-10

McGill Canada Research Chairs Announcement (Excerpt):

“[This] announcement is further proof that McGill continues to attract and retain world-leading researchers,” said Rima Rozen, McGill’s Interim Vice-Principal (Research and International Relations). “The research made possible by this funding will significantly increase our understanding of a wide range of fields, and contribute to Canada’s position as an innovator within the global community.”

New Tier One Canada Research Chairs:

Dr. Bartha Knoppers, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Human Genetics

Dr. Rod McInnes, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Human Genetics