Our Team

Awesome people doing awesome science

CURRENT

Eric Asselin, Full Professor
Principal Investigator

Eric was born in the far north; he owes his lovely accent to his origins. Eric loves the Beatles with an intensity that borders on obsession. He also likes craft beer and ribs. He's the man

Sophie Parent, Research Assistant
Lab manager extraordinaire

Sophie is our lab manager and knows everything, therefore making her our one true boss and reference. She loves to clone things and is passionate about wine tasting; she is pretty much awesome.

François Fabi
Ph.D candidate
 

François is native from Trois-Rivières and works on Par-4 and Akt isoforms localization effects on chemoresistance. He loves craft beer, board games, fountain pens, coffee and pricey headphones; he insists he isn't a hipster. François is young enough to hope to finish his Ph.D soon, but is wise enough to know that hope is a luxury he can't afford on student stipends.

Pascal Adam
soon to be Ph.D candidate

Pascal will soon begin his Ph.D in our lab; after a sucessful master working on the role of Akt isoforms in mice decidualization, he fell in love with our triple knockout mice models and decided to work daily with them for another 4 years. Pascal loves craft beer, Rubik cubes and general piracy endeavors. 

Dadou Lokengo
Ph.D candidate

Dadou is a native of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Trained as a gynecologist obstetrician, he came to Canada to increase his knowledge and skills in basic research. He is currently working on the role of Akt isoforms in early ovarian aging in the context of infertility.

Junie Chansi 
Ph.D candidate

Junie works on differential expression of genes before and after chemotherapy in the context of breast cancer. She loves cinema as well as iced cappucinos.

Keven Vincent
M.Sc candidate

Keven is the youngest student currently in the lab. 

Laurence Tardif
M.Sc candidate

Laurence or better known as Lau, she's new in our crew and kind of indecipherable as well. This blonde chocolate addict girl may look like a tough, altough shy, biologist but when you get to know her, you would be surprised by her smily, friendly, sarcastic and gentle nature.

 

PICTURES OF OUR TEAM

 

Alumni

Master degree alumni
Ph.D degree and post-doc alumni

Kevin Brasseur, Ph.D in molecular and cell biology.

TITLE: "Ciblage thérapeutique des cancers féminins."

Date : Dec 2012- Present.

CIHR scholarship

 

Caroline Descôteaux, Ph.D in biophysics and cell biology (co-supervision).

TITLE: "Ciblage thérapeutique dans les cancers gynécologiques."

Date: May 2006- 2013.

 

Anne-Marie Fortier, Ph.D in molecular and cell biology (co-supervision).

TITLE: "Keratins in endometrial cancers."

Date: Sept. 2009- Sept 2014.

 

Marie-Claude Déry, Ph.D in molecular and cell biology.

TITLE: "Caractérisation et étude d’une nouvelle lignée agressive du cancer endométrial humain."

Date: Sept. 2003- Dec 2012.

FRSQ and NSERC scholarship

 

Véronique Gagnon, Ph.D in molecular and cell biology.

TITLE: "L’implication moléculaire des inhibiteurs d’apoptose dans les cancers gynécologiques."

Date: Jan. 2004- december 2007

NSERC scholarship

Dr. Sébastien Fortin, Ph.D, Postdoctoral Trainee (Co-Direction with Gervais Bérubé)

TITLE: "Novel drugs in gynecological cancers."

Date: December 2011- Sept 2013.

 

Dr. Parvesh Chaudhry, Ph.D, Postdoctoral Trainee

TITLE: "Ciblage chimiothérapeutique dans les cancers gynécologiques."

Date: December 2007- Sept 2013.

 

Dr. Mohan Sran, Ph.D, Postdoctoral Trainee

TITLE: " Chimiothérapie dans les cancers gynécologiques."

Date: November 2009- Sept 2013.

 

Dr. Julie Girouard, Ph.D, Postdoctoral Trainee

TITLE: " Chimiothérapie dans les cancers gynécologiques."

Date: Novembre 2008- Dec 2013.

 

Dr. Pijus Saha, Ph.D, Postdoctoral Trainee (Co-Direction with Gervais Bérubé)

TITLE: " Chimiothérapie dans les cancers gynécologiques."

Date: December 2008- October 2010.

 

Dr. Céline Van Themsche, Ph.D, Postdoctoral Trainee

TITLE: "Thérapie génique et chimiothérapie dans les cancers gynécologiques."

Date: August 2004- December 2008.

 

Dr. Atul Gupta, Ph.D, Postdoctoral Trainee (Co-Direction with Gervais Bérubé)

TITLE: "Synthèse et mise au point de molécules chimiothérapeutiques pouvant cibler les cancers hormonaux-dépendants."

Date: March 2006- December 2008.

France-Hélène Joncas, M.Sc in molecular and cell biology.

TITLE: "Regulation of Akt isoforms in cell lines. "

Date : September 2014 - December 2017

FRQ-S scholarship

Kathy Grenier, M.Sc in molecular and cell biology.

TITLE: "Akt isoforms in the endometrium during the rat estrous cycle and pregnancy."

Date : May 2012 - August 2016

NSERC-RQR scholarship

 

Sébastien Baribeau, M.Sc in molecular and cell biology.

TITLE: "TGF-beta, chemoresistance and EMT."

Date : May 2011 – Dec. 2014

NSERC-RQR scholarship

 

Kelly Félicia Francisque, M.Sc in molecular and cell biology.

TITLE: "Akt et la chimiorésistance."

Date : January 2011 – Dec 2012

CIHR scholarship

 

Annabelle Veillette, M.Sc in molecular and cell biology.

TITLE: "TGF-beta et la reproduction."

Date : September 2010 – Dec 2013

 

Kevin Brasseur, M.Sc in molecular and cell biology.

TITLE: "Ciblage thérapeutique des cancers féminins."

Date : May 2010- Dec 2012.

CRSNG-RQR scholarship

 

Marie-Judith Lafleur, M.Sc in molecular and cell biology.

TITLE: "Akt et les cancer gynécologiques."

Date : May 2010- Dec.2012

CIHR scholarship

 

Alexandre Rouette, M.Sc in molecular and cell biology.

TITLE: "P53 et les cancer gynécologiques."

Date : May 2008- Sept 2011.

CIHR scholarship

 

 

Marie-Lise Audet, M.Sc in molecular and cell biology.

TITLE: "Signalisation cellulaire et cancers."

Date : January 2009- Dec 2012

 

Lyne Lafontaine, M.Sc in molecular and cell biology.

TITLE: "Invasion tissulaire par les cellules trophoblastiques."

Date : September 2006- Décembre 2010

 

Steve Turner, M.Sc in molecular and cell biology.

TITLE: "Les phosphatases et la résistance chimiothérapeutique."

Date : January 2006- September 2009

 

Isabelle St-Louis, M.Sc in molecular and cell biology.

TITLE: "La régulation moléculaire des prostaglandines pendant la gestation chez le rat." Date : April 2005- September 2009

 

Geoffroy Bélanger, M.Sc in molecular and cell biology.

TITLE: "Nouvelles molécules chimiothérapeutiques pour le traitement des cancers gynécologiques." Date : September 2004- December 2008

 

Émilie Sexton, M.Sc in molecular and cell biology.

TITLE: "L’utilisation de resvératrol comme traitement du cancer endométrial humain." Date : May 2004- december 2005

NSERC scholarship

 

Kim Leblanc, M.Sc in molecular and cell biology.

TITLE: "L’effet des antiestrogènes dans les cancers endométriaux humains."

Date : May 2004- december 2005

CIHR and FRSQ scholarship

 

Guylaine Frechette-Frigon, M.Sc in molecular and cell biology.

TITLE: "La régulation moléculaire de l’apoptose et la survie cellulaire dans l’utérus cyclique et gestant."

Date : May 2004- septembre 2006

 

Pierre-Luc Caron, M.Sc in molecular and cell biology.

TITLE: " Le rôle des isoformes du TGF-b dans la régulation de l’apoptose dans l’utérus de rat pendant la gestation."

Date : Sept. 2003- december 2005

 

Hurette Junie Chansi Kengni, M.Sc in molecular and cell biology.

TITLE: "La régulation moléculaire des prostaglandines I2 et D2 pendant la gestation." Date : May 2003- septembre 2006

 

Véronique Gagnon, M.Sc in molecular and cell biology.

TITLE: "L’implication moléculaire des inhibiteurs d’apoptose dans les cancers gynécologiques."

Date: May 2002- december 2003.

FRSQ scholarship

 

Carl Shooner, M.Sc in molecular and cell biology.

TITLE: "Le rôle du TGF-b dans la régulation de l’apoptose dans l’utérus de rat pendant la gestation."

Date: May 2002- September 2004

 

 

Valérie Leblanc, M.Sc in molecular and cell biology.

TITLE: "Régulation de l’apoptose par Fas/FasL et par les caspases dans l’utérus chez la rate gestante et non-gestante."

Date: May 2002- septembre 2004

 

Isabelle Mathieu, M.Sc in molecular and cell biology.

TITLE: "Le TGF-b et les cancers gynécologiques : régulation de l’apoptose via les Smad."

Date: May 2003- sept 2005

FRSQ scholarship

 

Marie-Eve St-Germain, M.Sc in molecular and cell biology.

TITLE: "La régulation moléculaire des prostaglandines dans les cancers gynécologiques." Date : Sept. 2001- december 2003

Fellow of FRSQ

 

Marie-Claude Déry, M.Sc in molecular and cell biology.

TITLE: "La voie de signalisation PI 3-K/Akt pendant le cycle oestral chez le rat."

Date: May 2001- december 2003