Dr. Mark Aurousseau

Post-Doctoral Fellow


Mark Aurousseau completed both his Bachelor's (physiology) and Master's (biotechnology) degrees in science at McGill University. During this time he has had the opportunity to experience the research environments of both the private and academic sectors. While at Astra Zeneca, he developed an interest in ion channel pharmacology that has led him to join the group in September 2008 in pursuit of his doctoral degree. Mark is currently investigating the assembly relationship of ionotropic glutamate receptors.

Fellowships and Awards


Graduate Excellence Fellowship, Pharmacology & Therapeutics


Graduate Excellence Fellowship, Pharmacology & Therapeutics


Graduate Research Enhancement and Travel (GREAT) Award, Pharmacology & Therapeutics


Melville Fellowship in Pharmacology


CIHR Frederick Banting and Charles Best Graduate Doctoral Award


Provost Graduate Fellowship


Jorge L. Cueva Vargas, Ingrid K. Osswald, Nicolas Unsain, Mark R. Aurousseau, Philip A. Barker, Derek Bowie and Adriana Di Polo. The Journal of Neuroscience. 2 September 2015, 35(35): 12088-12102

Aurousseau MR, McGuire H, Blunck R, Bowie D. (2015) A step-by-step protocol for single subunit counting membrane-bound proteins in mammalian cells. Springer Chapter in Ionotropic Glutamate Receptor Technologies. In press

Dawe GB, Aurousseau MR, Daniels BA, Bowie D. (2014) Retour Aux Sources: Defining the structural basis of glutamate receptor activation. J Physiol

Dawe GB, Musgaard M, Andrews ED, Daniels BA, Aurousseau MR, Biggin PC, Bowie D. (2013) Defining the structural relationship between kainate-receptor deactivation and desensitization. Nat Struct Mol Biol

Daniels BA, Andrews ED, Aurousseau MR, Accardi MV, Bowie D. (2013) Crosslinking the ligand-binding domain dimer interface locks kainate receptors out of the main open state. J Physiol

Hugo McGuire*, Mark R. P. Aurousseau*, Derek Bowie, and Rikard Blunck (2012) Automating single subunit counting of membrane proteins in mammalian cells J. Biol. Chem.

Aurousseau, M.R.P.*, Osswald, I.K.* and Bowie, D. (2012) Thinking of Co2+-staining explant tissue or cultured cells? How to make it reliable and specific. Eur J Neurosci

Cyr N, Madrid KP, Strasser R, Aurousseau M, Finn R, Ausio J, Jardim A. (2008) Leishmania donovani Peroxin 14 Undergoes a Marked Conformational Change following Association with Peroxin 5. J Biol Chem. 283(46):31488-99.