John Presley

Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology


Strathcona Anatomy and Dentistry Building, [Map]
3640 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 0C7
514-398-4455 Ext. 09141 [Laboratory]



Research interests

Dr Presley studies the transport and sorting of proteins in the secretory pathway and the role of coat proteins (e.g., COPI, clathrin adaptins) in the sorting processes that occur in the Golgi apparatus. He is currently studying the role of the coat protein COPI in Golgi organization, and in neuronal cells the roles of clathrin and clathrin-associated molecules (such as adaptins and GGA's) in sorting of proteins to specialized domains. He uses confocal and fluorescent techniques to image proteins fluorescently tagged with GFP. Techniques employed include direct imaging of protein trafficking, also photobleach-based and other biophysical techniques.

Lab personnel

Archana Srivastava, Research Assistant

Rohit Kumar, Bio-computing Assistant

Selma Djerrard, Post-doctoral Fellow

Ayesha Murshid, hD student 2002 -

Kurosh Rahimi, MSc student 2002 -

Justin Greenberg, MSc student 2003 -

Richard Vo, Undergrad. 2004 -


Introductory Molecular and Cell Biology (ANAT 262): Course Coordinator