Hughlings Jackson Lecture: Mechanisms of Polarized Sorting in Neurons

The Neuro and McGill University are pleased to host Dr. Juan S. Bonifacino, Ph.D., Associate Scientific Director, Cell Biology and Neurobiology Branch (CBNB) of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH).

On May 22, 2018 Dr. Bonifacino will deliver the Hughlings Jackson Lecture at The Neuro.  Established in 1935, the Hughlings Jackson Lecture is The Neuro’s premier scientific lecture. It honors the legacy of British neurologist John Hughlings Jackson (1835-1911) who pioneered the development of neurology as a medical specialty. 

Dr. Bonifacino’s lecture is entitled “Mechanisms of Polarized Sorting in Neurons”. It will take place at 4 pm in the Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre. A reception will follow.

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Dr. Bonifacino received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was a post-doctoral fellow in the laboratory of Richard D. Klausner at NIDDK and NICHD, studying the mechanisms of assembly and quality control of multi-protein complexes in the endoplasmic reticulum. He rose through the ranks to his current position as Head of the Section on Intracellular Protein Trafficking, and Associate Scientific Director of the Cell Biology and Neurobiology Branch, NICHD. His laboratory investigates the molecular mechanisms by which proteins are delivered to different intracellular compartments and the diseases that result from dysfunction of these mechanisms. Specific projects include the study of the mechanisms of polarized sorting in neurons, coat proteins involved intracellular transport, organelle positioning and motility, and endosomal retrieval pathways mediated by retromer and tethering complexes.