RQR Bulletin

March 2011 | Volume 4, Number 3



First Worldwide!

Dr. Boerboom recipient of the 2011 “SSR New Investigator Award”!

Special Edition

Canadian Researchers First Worldwide to Generate Pluripotent Stem Cells from Horses. Discovery opens avenue for research into new veterinary and human treatments for a range of degenerative conditions.


Pluripotent stem cells have been generated from horses by a team of researchers led by Dr. Andras Nagy at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital and Dr. Lawrence Smith at the University of Montreal’s Faculty of Veterinary Science and RQR member.

You can see the article entitled “Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Lines Derived from Equine Fibroblasts” and published in Stem Cell Reviews and Reports, 2011, by visiting the link http://www.springerlink.com/content/kp525h656th16164/fulltext.pdf 

Dr Lawrence Smith from Université de Montréal

Congratulations to Dr. Derek Boerboom, the recipient of the 2011 “SSR New Investigator Award”.


This award recognizes an active, regular member of the Society for the Study of Reproduction for outstanding research completed and published within 10 years after receiving his Ph.D. or other equivalent professional degree.

The Awards Committee considered the originality of his research, the significance and impact of the research in reproductive sciences or related fields, and the degree to which the nominee's research has been independent.


Dr. Boerboom will present his research during the 44th Annual Meeting of the Society in Portland, Oregon and will present the New Investigator Lecture at the British Society for Reproduction and Fertility meeting in 2012. 

Dr Derek Boerboom from Université de Montréal and his research team.