April 8, 2024

The solar eclipse in Montreal

Montreal, Canada

We totally got eclipsed!

September, 2023

DivIDE Conference

Barcelona, Spain

Incredible science in a stunning location! Shoutout to Lia Paim for doing the lab's heavy lifting- presenting a talk and poster.

August, 2023

Lab trip

The lab enjoyed great science and fantastic venues at the Northeast Motile and Contractile Systems meeting at University of Vermont

July, 2023

Funding news, the lab won the CIHR grant

We are humbled to have been granted 5 more years of funding from CIHR. Ready to continue diving into the World of Microtubules!Congratulations!

Project: Impact of CKAP2 on mitotic spindle architecture

January 23, 2018

We are funded!

CIHR says thumbs up for 5 years of exciting science!

Photo credit: Tommy Chan

January 2018

Go Canada!

Tom brings back bronze from the Ultimate World Championships in Perth, Australia!

Photo credit: NKolakovic

Oct 9, 2017

Lab warming

We are turning up the heat in SAD!

Oct 9, 2017

We are moving to the SAD building

Hide your grids, hide your kits and hide your pipettes too. We are coming to take over Strathcona!

And thousand thanks to the BrouhardLab to put up with us for that long!!

Oct 6, 2017

Nobel Prize for Cryo-EM! 

We are stoked to see this amazing technique being recognized!

Learn more

Sep 19, 2017

Soup and Science

Hundreds of curious undergrads find out what research is about

Sanni presents why microtubules are the coolest thing about the cell.

Sep 04, 2017

Jia-xin & Tom start graduate school, Gabe starts Bio396

Good luck boys!

See you on the other side ;)

Aug, 2017

Funding news

CFI approves our grant to buy a microscope!

Shout out to reviewers 1 and 2 for realizing the significance of a TIRF microscope for a microtubule lab :)
Photo Credit: T.Chan

June 19, 2017

ACB Departmental retreat

Mont St. Gabriel, QC

Once a year Cell Biology at McGill takes over Mont St. Gabriel, QC for their Annual retreat. This year Sanni talked about the hottest projects in the lab. 

May 19, 2017

The Luisa 

Official BechstedtLab cocktail for summer 2017

Protocol: 1 1/2 oz Gin, 1/2 oz Campari, 1/2 Simple Sirup, 1 Egg White.
Dry shake 10 sec, add ice - shake 10 sec

May 19, 2017

Bui lab lunch combine

Pho Tai Ho

Our love for Pho and our (future) lab neighbours from the BuiLab  had us Bixi-out to Pho Tai Ho for delicious lunch. Photo credit Sky.

May 19, 2017

Mondiale de la bière 

Hoppy Love

We love diversity! Every May, we love to sample the diversity of beers the world has to offer during the Mondiale de la bière. This year we optimized the glass size vs sample volume equation. The night was rounded out by Chinese dinner thanks to our ambitous Chinatown guide Stone.

May, 2017

Gabe and Tom start in the Lab

The lab is getting its feet wet. Gabe and Tom start as RAs for the summer. Sanni found out that recruiting Canadians is really hard and includes the risk for black eyes, broken wrists,  and concussions.

Dec, 2016

San Francisco-ASCB 

Preincarnation Trip

To celebrate the looming incarnation of the BechstedtLab, Tom and Sanni went to SF to explore the latest and greatest research in Cell Biology and to meet the best scientists in the world. Also a great distraction from writing CFI grants….


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Montreal, Quebec H3A 0C7

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