Systems Biology and Medicinal Chemistry

RNA Biology

Under the direction of Éric Lécuyer

Research Unit

The RNA Biology Research Unit team studies the biological functions of RNA subcellular localization and how these processes are altered in disease settings.

The laboratory is affiliated with two of Canada’s top research universities: Université de Montréal (Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine) and McGill University (Division of Experimental Medicine), offering a diverse and multidisciplinary training environment.

Éric Lécuyer

Research Unit Director

  • Director, RNA Biology Research Unit
  • Full IRCM Research Professor
  • Associate Research Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, Université de Montréal
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine (Division of Experimental Medicine), McGill University
  • Research Scholar, Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé

Other affiliations

  • Member, Genetics Society of America
  • Member, The RNA Society

Degrees and relevant experience

  • B.Sc. in biological sciences, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) (1994-1997)
  • Doctoral studies, molecular biology program, IRCM, Université de Montréal (1997-2004)
  • Postdoctoral fellowship, Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, University of Toronto (2004-2009)
  • The Louisa Gale Scholar of the Canadian Cancer Society
Éric Lécuyer
Research Unit Director
Jonathan Bergeman
Postdoctoral Fellow
Ashley Chin
M.Sc. Student
Lynda Dekakra-Bellili
Research Assistant
Philippe Jolivet
Research Assistant
Jian Kong
Associate Researcher
Veneta Krasteva
Senior Research Assistant
Eunjeong Kwon
Research Associate
Karine Lagacé
Research Assistant
Xiu Ying Mai
Technical Assistant
Juan-Carlos Padilla
PhD student
Dhara Patel
PhD student
Suganthini Faynel
Administrative Assistant

Projects and major discoveries


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