We are delighted to announce that we have received funding from Muscular Dystrophy Canada to investigate small compounds that expand muscle stem cells ex vivo and in vivo!
We are recruiting new graduate students (PhD or MSc fast track to PhD) for September 2021 admission to our laboratory and to the the Department of Human Genetics at McGill University. We have an excellent team, come join us!
We welcome Yuqing Yang to our laboratory. Yuqing is a graduate student in the Division of Experimental Medicine at McGill University. She will be co-supervised by Dr. Colin Crist and Dr. Michael Witcher, investigating whether genome architecture plays an important role in regulating muscle stem cell activity.
Our paper is accepted at Development! Building on our previous work that shows adult muscle stem cells (MuSCs) require low rates of protein synthesis, we now show that within this context some mRNAs required for MuSC stem cell properties are more efficiently translated.
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!
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.
Happiness is when your work-in-progress receives early recognition from your knowledgeable peers. Huge congratulations to Ryo Fujita of our lab, whose work on G-protein coupled receptor regulation of muscle stem cells has been selected for an oral presentation at the prestigious Frontiers in Myogenesis Meeting in Costa Rica this September.
Congratulations to Ryo Fujita and Solene Jamet of our laboratory, who have both received training awards from the McGill Regenerative Medicine Network to attend the upcoming Till and McCulloch Meetings in Montreal.
Our new publication improving on our methods to expand muscle stem cells ex vivo is published online at Regenerative Medicine Frontiers. Ex vivo expansion of adult stem cells have implications for cell based therapies, tissue modelling, screening compounds and genome editing.