We are building a collaborative and diverse group of creative scientists
Pierre Billon, Ph.D.
Postdoc: Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, USA
Ph.D.: Laval University, Quebec City, Canada
M.Sc.: Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France
Current lab members:
Lou Baudrier, M.Sc
Lou has a strong interest in genome editing technologies and the cellular response to DNA damage. She was engaged in several important discoveries by deploying high-throughput CRISPR screens in cancer cells and mouse models. She wants to continue exploring the endless connection between genetics and cellular phenotypes and develop new high-throughput CRISPR-based genome editing platforms.
Garcia-Bermudez, Baudrier et al., Nature Metabolism 2022
Nambiar, Baudrier et al., Molecular Cell 2022
Garcia-Bermudez, Baudrier et al., Nature 2019
Garcia-Bermudez, Baudrier et al., Nature Cell Biology 2019
Zhu, Chudnovskiy, Baudrier et al., Cell Metabolism 2020
Guarecuco, Williams, Baudrier et al., Science Advances 2020
Undergraduate Student (These class)
B.Sc. Chemical and Biomedical Engineering: The University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
Sanchit is passionate to learn about the synergies between engineering and life-science related research to unlock barriers and provide innovative solutions that could be feasible for marker. He is excited to work on base editing and prime editing to improve precision genome editing!
Ramasubbu et al., J Psychiatry Neurosci 2021
B.Sc. Biological Science: The University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
Jada is an undergraduate student in the Cellular, Molecular, and Microbial Biology program at the University of Calgary. She is interested in genetics and wants to learn more about modern CRISPR technologies.
Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship
Bachelor of Science Honours cum laude (Genetics): Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Jethro strives to be at the forefront of biotechnological research. With the recent breakthroughs in genome editing technologies sparking his interest, he is excited to use them to answer important biological questions regarding DNA repair and cell proliferation. Jethro plans to use genome editing technologies to interrogate the functions of key DNA repair genes regulating the DNA damage response. Hopefully, his research will result in an actionable outcome in the context of cancer treatment.
Langley et al., Zootaxa 2020
Langley et al., Int J Biol Macromol. 2020
Hlaka et al., Insects 2021
Cumming School of Medicine-Robson Postdoctoral Scholar
Ph.D: Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France
Jérémie is striving to use and improve genome editing tools to interrogate the functional role of DNA repair proteins in the maintenance of the human genome. In the lab, Jérémie is using his skills and hard work to decode the mechanisms that regulate the DNA damage response.
Fages et al., Plos Genetics 2020
M.Sc: Bangalore University, Bangalore, India
Navneet is excited to unravel novel fundamental mechanisms that protect our DNA against DNA damage and replication stresses. Her work is focused on understanding DNA replication using advanced genome editing technologies. She is excited by the possibility to apply her findings to improve the targeting of human cancers.
Kaur et al., Indian Pediatrics 2021
Visiting Student (2021)
Summer Student (2021)
Summer Student (2021)
Orléna is now working at the Weizmann Institute of Science
Mahnoor is now preparing for med school.
Niloy is now completing his MD program at UAlberta.