Discover March 2014

Imaging scientists Robert Bartha, PhD, and Nevin McVicar, PhD Candidate, have developed a novel MRI technique to show the exact pH in specific areas of the brain. This opens up a whole new way of measuring disease progression and guiding treatment for patients. Read More

Meet new Robarts recruit: Wataru Inoue

"When I was a child, Indiana Jones was one of my heroes,"  said Wataru Inoue who participated in a Q&A with us and who will join the team at Robarts in July . Read More



Shedding new light on heart disease

What do your gut and your heart have to do with one another? Dr. David Spence is showing that the answer to that question is, 'a lot'. Read More



New hope for premature babies

New technology developed at Robarts is allowing doctors to better identify small brain bleeds in premature babies. Read More




Finding passion in science
Three research areas, three degrees, three countries; Minica Guzman, a postdoctoral fellow, finds passion in everythign she does. Read More


RNA metabolism in ALS: When normal processes become pathological.
Droppelmann CA, Campos-Melo D, Ishtiaq M, Volkening K, Strong MJ.

Recent Progress in Understanding Subtype Specific Regulation of NMDA Receptors by G Protein Coupled Receptors.
Yang K, Jackson MF, Macdonald JF.

Resting-state fMRI reveals functional connectivity between the face-selective perirhinal cortex and the fusiform face area related to face inversion.
O'Neil EB, Hutchison RM, McLean DA, Köhler S

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Dress in your best green -
St. Patrick's Day Party

March 17 | 12:30 p.m.

Molecular Medicine Seminar - Lauren Flynn
March 25 | 12:30 p.m

April 4 | 7:00 p.m.
April 5 | 1:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Molecular Medicine Seminar -
Dr. Mingyao Liu

April 8 | 2:00 p.m.

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Ravi Menon, PhD

Ravi Menon shares his experiences from a recent visit to Japan.

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Deadline fast approaching for annual awards for Robarts trainees
The 2013-2014 John P. Robarts Award for Innovative Medical Research and the brand new Norman E. Nixon and Marie Ramo Nixon Award are both offered to trainees who are working with a Robarts Research Institute Scientist. Robarts group directors and scientists are encouraged to nominate candidates before Apil 14, 2014. More information can be found here.

Molecular Medicine Speaker Series builds a community for researchers
The Molecular Medicine Group at Robarts Research Institute launched its visiting speaker series in February and is pleased it is off to an incredible start. Read More

Taylor Symposium - the molecular basis of neurologic disorders
The 2014 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine and its accompanying symposium will focus on the molecular basis of neurologic disorders. This area of research includes investigations into the genes and proteins that are responsible for neurological disorders including Alzheimer's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and multiple sclerosis (MS). Read More

Dress in your best green
Green is the theme this St. Patrick's Day at Robarts! You are invited to dress in your best green and join us for coffee and cupcakes in the first floor Atrium at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 17, 2014.  Prizes will be given for the best St. Patrick's Day outfits.

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