G protein-coupled signal transduction systems

Hébert Lab, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, McGill University


Katrin Altosaar
MSc student

I completed my undergraduate studies at McGill University with a major in Anatomy & Cell Biology and a minor in Pharmacology. I just could not stay away and returned to Montréal where I am currently working on my Master’s in Terry’s lab here in the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at McGill. My project looks at allosteric communication between receptors of class A GPCR heterodimers, both physically and functionally. To start off, I am manipulating the D2 dopamine and CB1 cannabinoid receptor heteromer to further understand this phenomenon, and will eventually expand my studies to other known GPCR dimers. I see this as the start to my scientific career, and I am excited to see where it takes me!