Mo�se Bendayan, PhD
Professor of Pathology & Cell Biology
Dr Mo�se Bendayan was trained at the Department of Anatomy at the
University of Montreal where he obtained his MSc (Clinical Sciences) in 1974 and his
PhD (Anatomy) in 1976. His research program during his graduate studies under the
supervision of Professors E. Rasio and E. Sandborn, dealt with the field of diabetic
microangiopathy, studies on basement membranes and blood capillary permeability in
short and long-term hyperglycemia. He then performed a 3 year post-doctoral training
at the University of Geneva, Institut de Morphologie, under the supervision of Prof.
L. Orci where he worked on protein secretion.
In 1979 he joined the Department of Anatomy at the University of
Montreal as an Assistant Professor. In 1981-1982 he trained at the Institut de
Recherche sur le Cancer, VilleJuif France, with Professor E. Puvion. Early in his
training and further during his research career, he developed innovative approaches
in electron microscopy cytochemistry which are known as the Immunogold techniques.
In 1983 he was promoted Associate Professor and Full Professor
in 1988. In 1990 he became Chairman of the Department of Anatomy until 1997 when the
Department of Anatomy joined Pathology to become the Department of Pathology and Cell
Dr Bendayan has trained 40 undergraduate and 25 graduate students,
17 post-doctoral fellows and has hosted 11 sabbatical professors from the world over.
He was Invited Professor of several renowned universities and key speaker to numerous
national and international conferences.
Dr Bendayan's contributions have been acknowledged by several
national and international societies such as the Canadian Society of Anatomy, the
American Histochemical Society, the Gesellschaft fur Histochemie, Diabetes Qu�bec,
the Lady Davis Foundation and Premio Venezia. He was President of the American
Histochemical Society and Vice President of the Canadian Association of Anatomists.
Along the years, personal and research support was obtained from
different agencies such as the MRC, CIHR, FRSQ, JDRF, NIH, CDA, CFI, Diabetes Qu�bec
and others. Dr Bendayan is Editor of Progress in Histochemistry and Cytochemistry,
Associate Editor of The Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry and member of the
Editorial Board of many journals dealing with morphology and diabetes. Administrative
activities are concentrated in academic responsibilities in cell biology and histology
as well as acting as president and member of various university committees in R&D; and
academics. Dr Bendayan has also been president and officer of several scientific
committees of the MRC, CIHR, FRSQ, Diabetes Qu�bec and FCAR.
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Dr Bendayan's research activities are focused on the cell biology
of protein secretion, blood capillary permeability and transendothelial transport of
plasma proteins, development of diabetic microangiopathy and glomerulosclerosis,
islet-duct-acinar pancreatic axis, entero-pancreatic axis and gastro-enteric axis in
normal and diabetic conditions.
Molecular morphology is the main approach used in these research
activities, as he developed established and improved innovative techniques in high
resolution electron microscopy. He has published over 260 scientific original
peer-reviewed articles, as senior author of publications in outstanding journals
such as Science, J. Cell Biol., J. Biol. Chem., J. Cell Science, Am. J. Physiol
and J. Histochem Cytochem.