New graduate students

We’re happy to welcome Charlotte Sénéchal (BSc, McGill University) and Harry Cheng (BSc, HKUST) to our laboratory. Both are very courageous students starting a graduate program at McGill University during a difficult 2020. Welcome to our laboratory!


We welcome Claire Yang (BSc, Queens) to our lab! Claire will be undertaking her graduate studies at McGill University, and her research project in our lab will broadly ask how translational control of gene expression regulates muscle stem cells. Thank you for choosing our lab Claire!

More funding!

We are delighted to announce that our research is now supported by a generous grant from the Richard and Edith Strauss Foundation, which will help to accelerate our efforts to manipulate muscle stem cells ex vivo and in vivo.

PDF position available

We have a post-doctoral fellow position available in our laboratory to study molecular mechanisms underlying cell fate decisions between cardiovascular lineage and head muscle lineage in the developing embryo. This is an exciting opportunity that will take advantage of state of the art technologies in proteomics, genomics, genetics and pluripotent stem cells. Interested candidates should send a CV, names and contact information for 3 references and PDF copies of your recent publications.

Funding announcement!

We are delighted to have been awarded the ‘Programme bilatéral de recherche collaborative Québec – Communauté française de Belgique‘ 3-year research grant. We will collaborate with Professor Guillaume Bourque (Genome Quebec, McGill University) and Professor Cédric Blanpain (Université Libre de Bruxelles) to better understand how multipotent progenitors choose between cardiovascular lineages (Blanpain group) and head muscle lineages (Crist group) in the developing mouse embryo and in pluripotent mouse embryonic stem cells. Implications for both the natural and health sciences! Positions available, please contact me for information.

New publication

Congratulations to our collaborators Andrew Brack and Annarita Scaramozza for their new publication appearing in Cell Stem Cell. In collaboration with the Brack lab, we help show the importance of PAX3 in defining a population of radiotolerant MuSCs.