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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 (Honor's Thesis)
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.
Dewuni De Silva
B.Sc. in Biomedical Sciences: The University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
Dewuni is is excited to learn about cutting-edge CRISPR technologies and learn more about prime editing techniques
Cumming School of Medicine Graduate Scholarship
B.Tech in Bioengineering Nanotechnology: Amity University, Dubai, UAE
Shriya is enthusiastic about bridging medicine and technology with her keen interest in genome editing technologies. She is highly motivated to contribute towards improving the efficiency of CRISPR-based technologies by elucidating the complexities of the DNA repair mechanisms. She aspires to facilitate the advancements of effective screening, diagnosis and treatment of cancer and genetic disorders.
Iyer et al., Journal of Nanomaterial 2022
Iyer et al., Springers proceeding in Energy 2022
Iyer et al., IEEE 2020
Sharon, Iyer et al., Materials Letters Journal 2021
Nair, Iyer et al., Nanotechnology 2020
Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship
Ph.D. Award - Recruitment 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
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 doing a Ph.D. at the Weizmann Institute of Science
Mahnoor is now preparing for med school.
Niloy is now completing his MD program at UAlberta.
Jérémie is now at the Perelman School of Medicine
Sanchit is now a graduate student at UBC
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