Gilbert Bernier

Office Phone: 514-252-3400 ext. 4648
Fax: 514-252-3430
Lab Phone: 514-252-3400 ext. 3342
gbernier.hmr@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

Research Axis  Vision Health
Research Unit  Stem Cells in Cellular Therapy

TITLE

  • Assistant Professor

EDUCATION

  • Postdoctorate, Max Planck Institute of BPC, Germany (1997-2001).
  • Ph.D., Molecular Biology, University of Montreal (1992-1997).

DISTINCTIONS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Long-Term Postdoctoral Fellowship, European Molecular Biology Organization (1998-2000).
  • Bourse Relève 2000, University of Montreal (2001-2004).
  • Junior Investigator Grant 1, FRSQ (2002-2005).
  • Junior Investigator Grant 2, FRSQ (2005-2009).

RESEARCH TEAM

  • Mohamed Abdouh, Research Assistant
  • Shufeng Zhou, Research Assistant
  • Wassim Chatoo, Ph.D. Student
  • Sabrina Facchino, Ph.D. Student
  • Nicolas Tétreault, Ph.D. Student
  • Enrica Cannizzaro, M.Sc. Sudent

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Genetics of retinal development and embryonic retinal stem cells;
  • Potential treatment for degenerative retinal diseases;
  • Molecular mechanisms of neuronal aging.

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SELECTED PAPERS

Lord-Grignon, J., Tétreault, N., Mears, A. J., Swaroop, A., and Bernier, G. (2004). Characterization of new transcripts enriched in the mouse retina and identification of candidate retinal disease genes. Invest. Ophthalmo. Vis. Sci. 45 (9), 3313-3319.

Pool, M., Boudreau-Larivière, C., Bernier, G., Young, K.G., and Kothary, R. (2005). Reduced transcript expression in dt alleles with distinct genetic alterations. Mammalian Genome. 16, 909-917.

Abdouh M. and Bernier, G. (2006). Reactivation of a Quiescent Cell Population Located in the Ocular Ciliary Body of Adult Mammals. Experimental Eye Research. 83, 153-164.

Lord-Grignon, J., Abdouh, M. and Bernier, G. (2006). Identification of Genes Expressed in Retinal Progenitor/Stem Cell Colonies Isolated from the Ocular Ciliary Body of Adult Mice. Gene Expression Patterns. 6, 992-998

Duparc, R.H., Boutemmine, D., Champagne, M., Tétreault, N. and Bernier, G. (2006). Pax6 is Required for Delta-Catenin/Neurojugin Expression During Retinal, Cerebellar and Cortical Development in Mice. Developmental Biology. 300, 647-655.

Duparc, R.H., David, J., Abdouh, M., Lépine, M., Tétreault, N., and Bernier, G. (2007). Pax6 Controls the Proliferation Rate of Neuroepithelial Progenitors from the Mouse Optic Vesicle. Developmental Biology. 301, 374-387.

Complete list of Dr Bernier’s publications (PubMed)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Grants

  • CIHR
  • NSERC
  • CFI
  • FFB Canada 
  • Turmel Foundation

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