Address

  • 514 934-1934 Ext. 34743
  • daniel.dufort@mcgill.ca
  • Institut de recherche du Centre universitaire de santé McGill
    1001 boul Décarie
    Site Glen Pavilion E / Block E
    CHHD EM03230
    Montréal, QC H4A 3J1
    Canada

Research interests

  • Elucidating the role of the Nodal signaling pathway in proper timing of parturition and how its deregulation leads to preterm birth in mice and humans
  • Deciphering the signals involved in maternal-fetal crosstalk
  • Determining how hormones and growth factors render the uterus receptive for embryo implantation

The research interests of my lab are in elucidating the embryo-uterine communication during pregnancy. We are using, molecular, embryological and well as genetic approaches to identify the signaling pathways and their roles in the implantation process, placental development and the initiation of parturition. Our current focus is elucidating the role of the Wnt and Nodal signaling pathways. Furthermore, we are also interested in elucidating the role of maternal signals in proper development and function of the placenta which are often associated with complications during pregnancy such as Preeclampsia and Preterm Birth.

Members of the laboratory

Marie-Hélène Pagé, BSc
Master student
Marie-helene.godinpage@mail.mcgill.ca

Mansuba Rana, BSc
Master student
Mansuba.Rana@mail.mcgill.ca

Luz Ramos-Ballestero, BSc
Master student
Luz.ramosballestero@mail.mcgill.ca

Sarah Yull, BSc
Master student
Sarah.yull@mail.mcgill.ca

Shiva Shafiei, MSc
Postdoc
Shiva.shafiei@mail.mcgill.ca

Publications