January 10, 2019 2019 nominations are now open. Nominate a deserving individual by clicking on the appropriate awards category below. There have been changes to the awards criteria this year, so please read through the nomination forms carefully. All nominations must be received by Monday, February 25.
January 10, 2019 The Canadian Association for Graduate Studies is delighted to announce its call for applications for the 2019 Award for Outstanding Graduate Mentorship. This award recognizes graduate faculty members with a record of outstanding mentorship of graduate students under their supervision. For more information check The Wire.
January 26, 2018 An MSc Candidate in the Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Baha finds it humorous to see how shocked people are when they find out she completed her undergraduate studies in music education.
January 26, 2018 I am pleased to announce that Dr. Susanne Schmid has been appointed as the Associate Dean, Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies, at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective January 1, 2018 to June 30, 2022.
January 12, 2018 Congratulations to Stephen Renaud, PhD, Assistant Professor with the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, on receiving a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) New Investigator Grant in Maternal, Reproductive, Child and Youth Health.
December 13, 2016 Marjorie Johnson, who teaches in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at Western, is among the university’s most decorated instructors. She holds the university’s ‘Big 3’ teaching honours: the Edward G. Pleva Award for Excellence in Teaching, a 3M National Teaching Fellowship and a teaching award from the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations.
November 24, 2016 Having the opportunity to dissect during her undergraduate training inspired award-winning PhD Candidate Sonya Van Nuland to analyze the more modern ways of teaching clinical anatomy.
September 16, 2016 In memory of an old friend, Mahmud Bani 1964-2016. Dr. Mahmud Bani joined the Graduate Program in the Department of Anatomy at UWO in 1994 to pursue his PhD with Christian Naus. Following his Ph.D., Dr. Bani accepted an NSERC post-doctoral fellowship at Robarts Research Institute in London in 1999, and was recruited as a Research Officer at the National Research Council Canada in Ottawa in 2002, becoming the Leader of the In Vitro Pharmacology Team.
June 27, 2016 A new study from Western University is helping to explain why the long-term use of common anticholinergic drugs used to treat conditions like allergies and overactive bladder lead to an increased risk of developing dementia later in life.
March 18, 2016 Silvia Penuela, PhD, has devoted her research to the study of pannexin channels and their role in diseases such as melanoma. The assistant professor brings her expertise to the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology where she is collaborating on translational projects with other scientists at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry.
September 01, 2015 Congratulations to Alison Allan, Matthew Hebb and Susanne Schmid on there recent research grants. Also congratulations to Katanya Alaga, Sami Khan and Ashkan Sadri on there student scholarship Awards.
September 15, 2014 Dr. Laura Flynn, an Associate Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology and Department of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, will receive approximately $200,000 from the Canadian Foundation of Innovation's John R. Evans Leaders Fund to establish a state-of-the-art regenerative stem cell laboratory at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry.
September 15, 2014 Dr. Richard Capriolo from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine will be delivering a talk entitled 'Imaging Mass Spectrometry: Molecular Microscopy for Discovery in Biological and Clinical Research'.
March 20, 2019 Dr. Marjorie Johnson retired in June of 2018 but left an indelible mark on the landscape of teaching in the Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology. Read all about it in the most recent issue of The Pulse.
March 20, 2019 According to Dale Laird, PhD, therapeutics that regulate our cell’s communication channels are within reach. “There is a strong sense in the field that it is just a matter of time before connexin therapeutics will be in your local pharmacy,” he explained. “It is not difficult to envision ointments, creams or drops that could be applied to surface wounds that carry connexin-modulating treatments.”
March 20, 2019 With no prior background in computer science, Anatomy & Cell Biology student, Fan Liu along with two of his fellow Schulich masters students, decided to take a leap and banked on the fact that their critical thinking, thirst for innovation, and ability to think big could lead to success.
March 20, 2019 Anatomy & Cell Biology Faculty Dr. Silvia Penuela is the lead author and Dr. Lauren Flynn is a collaborator, behind a new study suggesting that a deletion of the Panx1 gene in the early stages of development of mouse fat cells increases the amount of fat accumulated, leading to a higher risk for obesity later in life.
March 20, 2019 Congratulations to Michelle Mottola and her team on the release of the 2019 Canadian Guidelines for Physical Activity throughout Pregnancy. This important project made headlines October 18th, 2018. Published copies of the guidelines and other related materials are available in The British Journal of Sports Medicine, The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (which has jointly published the Guideline (French and English), with the British Journal of Sports Medicine), and on the CSEP website.