CLAIRE BROWN, PRESIDENT

McGill University

Dr. Brown is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physiology at McGill University. Her research focuses on the use of advanced biophysical light microscopy techniques to elucidate the molecular mechanisms that control cell migration at the fundamental level and in the context of cancer cell invasion and metastasis. Her research projects for on proteins that are central to the control of cell migration and are funded by McGill Sustainability, CCSRI, NSERC, FRQNT and CIHR. She has supervised almost 40 students and research staff at McGill University and she has more than 50 peer reviewed publications. She also oversees the Advanced BioImaging Facility, Cell Imaging and Analysis Network (CIAN) and the cystic fibrosis research center's Optical Microscopy Platform. The three facilities are accessed by more than 400 researchers from hundreds of research labs in the Montreal area and perform about 150 one-on-one training sessions annually. She is an expert in all things core facility and completed the Northwestern Kellogg Business School Leadership & Management in Core Facilities course in 2015. Dr. Brown is a leader in microscopy training and education and has designed and offered more than 60 introductory and advanced technical workshops, tutorials and hands-on courses in the last 8 years including the founding of the internationally recognized Montreal Light Microscopy Course (MLMC). She has more than 20 years of experience in advanced light microscopy techniques including but not limited to live cell imaging, correlation microscopy, fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET), photobleaching techniques (FRAP), total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) microscopy and image processing and analysis.

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