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Scientific Highlights

  • Studies in the transendothelial transport of plasma proteins
  • Protein secretion and
    entero-pancreatic axis
  • Diabetic glomerulosclerosis
  • Gastric leptin
  • Development and improvement
    of electron microscopy
    cytochemical techniques


Research Team
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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 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 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 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, 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.

� Montreal Diabetes Research Center 2008
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