Dr John W Macgregor Memorial Lecture

Dr. J.W. Macgregor
Department of Pathology
1951 - 1970

The Dr. J. W. Macgregor Memorial Lecture is a tribute to Dr. Macgregor who was appointed as Chairman of the Department of Pathology in 1951 and held that position for 19 years until his retirement in 1970. Born in Winnipeg in 1905, he obtained his medical degree from the University of Alberta. He established a residency training program in General Pathology after World War II and was also the Provincial Pathologist. While he is remembered as a stern and demanding task master he was also generous and kind and became affectionately known as "Black Mac". After his retirement he continued to work until 1975 as Emeritus Professor.

2024 Dr. John W. Macgregor Memorial Lecture


Dr. Robert Campbell, University of Tokyo

Title: Spying on cell signalling and metabolism with genetically encoded biosensors

Robert E. Campbell is a professor in the Department of Chemistry at The University of Tokyo. He earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of British Columbia (2000) and undertook postdoctoral research at the University of California, San Diego. From 2003 to 2023 he was a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Alberta. His research focuses on the development of fluorescent proteins (FPs), FP-based biosensors, and related molecular tools to enable the optical visualization and manipulation of cells and tissues