Division of Biomedical Sciences

MDGSS Executive Committee - a mix of MSc and PhD students from Division of Biomedical Sciences and Division of Oral Health and Society

A preadipocyte cell (Kaartinen lab)

Computational modeling of protein binding to hydroxyapatite mineral

Faculty of Dentistry Annual Research Day - Oral presentations

Faculty of Dentistry Annual Research Day - Poster session

Faculty of Dentistry Annual Research Day

Faculty of Dentistry Research Day organizers (2014 Chair Iris Boraschi-Diaz, Vice-Chair Mohammed Addallah and 2013 Chair Betty Hoac)

Graduate students at MDGSS masquerade party

Graduate students presenting their research

Graduating M.Sc. students at convocation

Graduate students at the bench

Micro-computed tomography of teeth in mouse mandible (McKee lab)

Mouse skeleton imaged by micro-computed tomography (McKee lab)


Osteoblast cytoskeleton imaged by immunofluorescence microscopy (Kaartinen lab)

Scanning electron microscopy analysis of collagen matrix made by osteoblasts (Kaartinen lab)

Strathcona Anatomy and Dentistry Building, one of several research locations for the Division

Tooth histology and immunohistochemistry (McKee lab)

A bundle of nerve fibers stained with the pan- neuronal marker PGP9.5 in purple. The green/blue dots within the fiber are for a neuropeptide called substance P which indicates that these fibers are pain-sensing nociceptors. (Stone lab)

Some cool brain cross sections (Stone lab)

Dorsal root ganglia neurons stained with a marker for pain sensing neurons (Stone lab)

Welcome to the Division of Biomedical Sciences

Welcome to the Division of Biomedical Sciences of the Faculty of Dentistry at McGill University. Our Division is composed of three research axes which focus on mineralized tissue and extracellular matrix biology, biomaterials, nanobiotechnology and tissue engineering, and pain and the neurosciences. In the following pages you will find more details about our research activities, the profiles of our researchers, as well as graduate trainee activities.