Here is a list of our Weekly Seminar Series

MPDRG Schedule 2017-18


The Membrane Protein Disease Research Group (MPDRG) within the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry of the University of Alberta was formed in 2001 when the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Molecular Biology of Membrane Proteins Research Group (established in


JOIN THE MPDRG For more information on the forms, applications and any other details you need to apply to the MPDRG program please feel free to reach out to us. We look forward to hearing from you. For more detailed information,


The MPDRG is Canada’s node in The International Research Training Group 1830 which works on complex membrane proteins in cellular development and disease. The Membrane Protein Disease Research Group  has established collaborations with the Research Training Group in Molecular, physiological and


Some of the Technologies used by our labs are mentioned below: Electrophysiology Biophysical Techniques applied to Membrane Proteins Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Fluorescence, Confocal and Super-Resolution Microscopy Crystallography Toxicology Membrane Protein Biochemistry Animal Physiology to model Human Diseases Electron Paramagnetic

NEWS OF THE MONTH – 61st CSMB meeting Registrations Open !

Meetings of Interest

61st Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences CSMB 61st Annual Conference Membrane Proteins in Health and Disease April 11 – 15, 2018 Banff Centre Banff, AB See Poster here.       The 10th General Meeting of

Meet the Directors

Dr. Joseph Casey


Research: The laboratory’s passion is membrane transport. How do integral membrane transport proteins function as micro-machines to move substances selectively across our cell’s membranes? How does disease arise when these processes go wrong? Bicarbonate Transport proteins move bicarbonate (HCO3-) across

Dr. Joanne Lemieux

Associate Director

Research: Membrane proteins are key targets for the drug development. Our research centers around studying membrane proteins involved in disease, using X-ray crystallography and other biophysical techniques, to reveal structural, functional and mechanistic details of membrane proteins that could one

Group News & Events

We have so much happening in the group but here are some of our highlighted news stories. To see all the updates please check out the News page.

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