Dr. Bruce Gordon Allen

Title(s), professional position(s) and university affiliation(s): 

Professor, Dept. of medicine, U. of M.
Accredited professor, Dept. of Biochemistry, U. of M.
Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, McGill University

Bruce G. Allen

Dr Bruce G. Allen is a Research Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Université de Montreal and Montreal Heart Institute. During his graduate training in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Dr Allen studied the regulation of calcium transport by calmodulin and protein kinase C under the supervision of Dr Basil Roufogalis (MSc) and Dr Sid Katz (MSc, PhD). In 1992, upon completing his Doctoral studies, Dr. Allen undertook postdoctoral training in smooth muscle biochemistry under the mentorship of Dr. Michael P. Walsh in the Smooth Muscle Research Group (SMRG) at the University of Calgary. In 1996, Dr Allen accepted a position as Scientist at the Montreal Heart Institute. Building upon doctoral and postdoctoral experience working with protein kinases, Dr Allen initiated studies on the role mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) activities in the cardiac hypertrophy. With time the focus of this work has become the p38 MAPK pathway. During this time Dr Allen also demonstrated the presence of endothelin and beta-adrenergic receptors on the nuclear envelope in adult cardiac myocytes. Dr. Allen is now studying the role of nuclear GPCRs in regulating cardiac growth and function.

Cellular biochemistry Laboratory

Research interest(s) 

Cardiac Fibrosis
Cardiac hypertrophy
Cellular signalling
Protein kinases
GPCR signalling in the nuclear membrane
p38 MAP kinase signalling in heart

Awards and Distinctions 

2004-2007 Fonds de la Recherche en Santé du Québec
(FRSQ, Bourse de chercheur-boursier Senior)

1999-2004 Fondation des Maladies du Coeur du Canada
(FMCC, Bourse de chercheur-boursier) 

1996-1999 Fonds de la Recherche en Santé du Québec
(FRSQ, Bourse de chercheur-boursier Junior 1)

1994-1995 Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research
(AHFMR, Bourse postdoctorale)

1992-1994 Fondation des Maladies du Coeur du Canada 
(FMCC, Bourse postdoctorale)

1984-1990 Fondation des Maladies du Coeur du Canada
(FMCC, Bourse doctorale)

Contact informations

514-376-3330 ext. 3591
514-376-3330 ext. 3592