Peter McPherson is a Distinguished James McGill Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University. He received a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Iowa working with Dr. Kevin P Campbell and performed post-doctoral training with Dr. Pietro De Camilli at Yale. His laboratory uses biochemical, cell biological, molecular biological and structural approaches to identify and functionally characterize proteins regulating membrane trafficking in the endosomal system. He has published pioneering papers using subcellular proteomics to study the molecular make up of endosomal membranes and has identified numerous links between endocytic membrane trafficking and neurological disease including ataxia, ALS and epileptic encephalopathy. His laboratory has developed approaches for antibody production and validation. Dr. McPherson is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.