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.
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.
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.
Congratulations to Dr. Ryo Fujita, PDF, who has won a Lucie B. Bessner travel award from the McGill Regenerative Medicine Network. Ryo will be attending the Frontiers in Myogenesis Meeting in Costa Rica this September! Bravo Ryo!
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.
Undergraduate research projects (3 credits) offered at McGill University are a really good introduction to research and a first opportunity to investigate science as a career! This semester we welcome McGill student Micheline Mentzner, who will help us finish a screen of small compounds for properties of muscle stem cell expansion.