Welcome to the Bechstedt Lab

We study how Microtubules and Microtubule-Associated Proteins control cellular processes like mitosis, and how these molecules are involved in diseases like cancer and neurodegeneration


We are using the hottest techniques to study how the microtubule skeleton is regulated

In vitro Microscopy

We study isolated microtubules and MAPs to directly observe their interaction.

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Cell Assays

We manipulate cells to understand what the cellular function of MAPs on microtubules is and how MAPs are involved in diseases.

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We look at MAPs and microtubules with EM to learn about the structure of MAPs.  

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Meet the Team

Susanne Bechstedt

Senior science writer and lab cheerleader

Thomas McAlear

Senior in vitro microscopy expert

Lia Paim

Senior cell biology expert  

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CIHR grant

July 2023

Nobel prize goes to cryo-EM!

Oct 05, 2017

Jia-xin and Tom start grad school

Sep 04, 2017

Get in touch with us


McGill University - Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
3640 University, Room W309
Montreal, Quebec H3A 0C7

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