Dr. Moise Bendayan
Dr Moise Bendayan was trained in the Department
of Anatomy at the University of Montreal where he obtained his M.Sc.
in 1974 and his Ph.D. in 1976. His research program during his graduate
studies under the supervision of Professors E. Rasio and E. Sandborn,
was in the field of diabetic microangiopathy with 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. In 1979 he joined the Department of
Anatomy at the University of Montreal as an Assistant Professor.
In 1981-1982 he was at the Institut de Recherche sur le Cancer,
VilleJuif France, with Dr. E. Puvion. He developed innovative techniques
in electron microscopy cytochemistry which are known as the Immunogold
In 1983 he was promoted Associate Professor and
Full Professor in 1988. In 1990 he became Chairman of the Department
of Anatomy until 1997 whereby the Department of Anatomy joined Pathology
to become the Department of Pathology and Cell Biology.
His many research activities are focused on 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 and improved new techniques in high
resolution electron microscopy. He has published over 250 scientific
original peer-reviewed articles, being 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.
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.
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
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, Diabète Quebec and the Lady Davis Foundation.
He was President of the 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, Diabète Quebec and others.
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, Diabète Quebec and FCAR.