Cell Cycle Regulation and Chromosome Structure Laboratory

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Associate Professor

Department of Pathology and Cell Biology

Institute for Research in Immunology

    and Cancer – Université de Montréal


Born and raised: Rimouski, Québec


Education: B.Sc.; Université Laval

                   M.Sc.; Université Laval

                   Ph.D.; University of Cambridge, UK  

                   Post-doc; M.I.T., USA


e-mail: damien.damours@umontreal.ca

Damien D’Amours                  Group leader

Born and raised: Algeria


Education: B.Sc.; University of Leuven

                             (Belgium)

                   Ph.D.; Université Laval  

                   Post-doc; With us.


Scientific Interests: Neuroscience and condensin.

Rahima Ziane            Post-doctoral fellow

Born and raised: Brest, France


Education: B.Sc.; Université de Rennes

                   Ph.D.; Université de Rennes  

                   Post-doc; Here


Current whereabouts:

                   ATER en Biochimie - UMR 6290

                   Institut Génétique et Dévelop.

                   Université de Rennes 1

                   France

Franck Bazile             Post-doctoral fellow

Born and raised: Longueuil, Québec


Education: B.Sc.; Université de Montréal

                   Ph.D.; University of Oxford, UK  


Current whereabouts:

                  Research Associate

                  Kalle Gehring’s lab

                  McGill University

Véronique Sauvé         Research Assistant

Born and raised: Reunion Island


Education: B.Sc.; Université de Montréal

                   Ph.D.; Here and now  


Scientific Interests: The polo kinase Cdc5 and how its structure impact its functions during cell division.


Favorite music: See “Links and fun stuff page” for more info.

Hery Ratsima                  Graduate student

Born and raised: Laval, Québec


Education: B.Sc.; Université de Montréal

                   M.Sc.; With us.

                   Ph.D.; Université de Montréal   


Current whereabouts: Graduate student in Paul Maddox’s lab at IRIC. Can you believe it: Anne-Marie is working on condensin in Paul’s lab. Lucky her!


Will Paul let her keep her pink lab tape?

Anne-Marie Ladouceur  Graduate student

Born and raised: Sherbrooke, Québec


Education: B.Sc.; Univ. de Sherbrooke

                   M.Sc.; Université de Montréal

                   Ph.D.; Here and now  


Scientific Interests: The biochemical properties of the Smc5-Smc6 complex and their requirement for the maintenance of chromosome integrity.


Marc-André Roy             Graduate student

Born and raised: Romania


Education: B.Sc.; Université de Bucarest

                   M.Sc.; Université de Montréal


Scientific Interests: Keeps the lab running smoothly and contributes to many important projects.

Mirela Pascariu         Laboratory assistant

Past Members

Julie St-Pierre            Post-doctoral fellow

Born and raised: Montréal, Québec


Education: B.Sc.; Université Laval

                   Ph.D.; University of Cambridge, UK  

                   Post-doc; Harvard, USA


Current whereabouts: Assistant professor

                                      Dept of Biochemistry

                                      McGill University


e-mail: julie.st-pierre@mcgill.ca

Neda Delgoshaie           Graduate student

Born and raised: Tehran, Iran


Education: B.Sc.; University of Tehran

                   M.Sc.; Université de Montréal


Current whereabouts: Ph.D. student in Alain Verreault’s lab (Université de Montréal).


Interesting fact: Véronique and Mélanie Douziech (above) know each other from kindergarden. See links and fun stuff for the picture.

Born and raised: Laprairie, Québec


Education: B.Sc.; Université de Sherbrooke

                   Ph.D.; Université de Montréal


Current whereabouts:

                   Research assistant class III

                   Physiology and biophysics dept.

                   Sherbrooke University

Melanie Douziech     Post-doctoral fellow

Born and raised: Trois-Pistoles, QC


Education: B.Sc.; Université de Montréal

                   M.Sc.; Here and now


Scientific Interests: Regulation of DNA repair by phosphorylation. The role of the Mre11 complex in DNA double-strand break repair.

Antoine Simoneau           Graduate student

Honorary member from CEGEP

Guillaume Mongeau-Martin           Trainee

Born and raised: Montréal, Québec


Education: CÉGEP; Brébeuf


Current whereabouts: Completing his CÉGEP degree at Brébeuf college. We suspect Guillaume can also be found at a Canadian hockey game these days!


e-mail: guillaume.mm@gmail.com

Zeina Salloum           Graduate student

Born and raised: Jbeil (Byblos) Lebanon


Education: B.Sc.; Université Libanaise

                   M.Sc.; Université de Montréal


Current whereabouts: Graduate student in Vincent Archambault’s lab (Université de Montréal).


Born and raised: People’s Republic of China


Education: B.A.; Shandong Normal

                            University

                   M.A.; Beijing Normal University

                   M.Sc.; Université de Montréal


Current whereabouts: Returned to China.

Fang Wang                      Graduate student

Born and raised: Casablanca, Morocco


Education: B.Sc.; Université Paris XI

                   Ph.D.; Université Paris XI

                   Post-doc; Here and now

  

Scientific Interests: Xavier is a “hardcore” condensin fan. He has been working on this enzyme in both fission yeast (past post-doc) and budding yeast (here).

Xavier Robellet           Post-doctoral fellow

Born and raised: Andhra Pradesh, India


Education: B.Sc.; Andhra University

                   M.Sc.; Andhra University

                   Ph.D.; Here and now

  

Scientific Interests: Yogitha is our most recent doctoral student. She is especially interested in the regulation of the condensin complex in early mitosis.

Yogitha Thattikota          Graduate student

Born and raised: Montréal, Canada


Education: B.Sc.; UQAM

  

Scientific Interests: Sophie was an undergrad trainee in the lab. She learned the ropes of yeast genetics and bioche-mistry with Antoine and Marc-André.

Sophie Champagne-Paradis     Trainee

Click below picture to hear some of Xavier’s favorite French expressions (note that he does not use all of them. Hery is also a user of some of these).


News flash: Xavier’s twin daughters were born on February 23, 2012. Congratulations!