Sophie Petropoulos, PhD

Assistant professor, Université de Montréal

research axis 2

  • Investigate how the early ex vivo environment modify the methylome, transcriptome and noncoding RNAs of the first three lineages (TE, EPI and PE)
  • Investigate the role of noncoding RNAs in the lineage formation and programming of the human embryo at a single-cell resolution
  • Unravel fundamental aspects of preimplantation embryo development and RNA biology

Kalidou Ndiaye, PhD

Professor, Université de Montréal

research axis 1

  • Follicular development
  • Ovarian function
  • Reproductive immunology

Sarah Kimmins, PhD

Associate professor, McGill University

research axis 2

  • Environmental effects on the epigenome and offspring development and health
  • Epigenetics
  • Infertility in men

Guylain Boissonneault, PhD

Professor, Université de Sherbrooke

research axis 2

  • Genetic instability of spermiogenesis
  • Nuclear-mitochondrial crosstalk in chromatin dynamics
  • Sperm genetic integrity test

Daniel Dufort, PhD

Associate professor, McGill University

research axis 3

  • Deciphering the signals involved in maternal-fetal crosstalk
  • Determining how hormones and growth factors render the uterus receptive for embryo implantation
  • 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

Robert Sullivan, PhD

Professor, Université Laval

research axis 1

  • Andrology
  • Cellular physiology
  • Male infertility

Benoit Barbeau, PhD

Professor, Université du Québec à Montréal

research axis 3

  • Human endogenous retrovirus (hERV) envelope proteins and their role in in trophoblast fusion
  • Implication of hERV Env protein in immunosuppression
  • Placental exosomes and the role of hERV proteins in their internalisation by target cells

Frédéric Leduc, PhD

CEO, Immune Biosolutions, Inc

  • Development of nutraceutical chicken antibodies
  • Therapeutic and diagnostic antibody discovery for difficult targets

Barbara Hales, PhD

Professor, McGill University

research axis 2

  • Birth defects research
  • Developmental and reproductive toxicology
  • Teratology
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