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Firstname: 
Orest
Lastname: 
Blaschuk
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Primary Position
Faculty: 
Faculty of Medicine
Institute: 
McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)
Research Interests: 
My research is focused on a group of cell adhesion molecules, known as cadherins. In particular, I am developing cadherin antagonists for use in the treatment of a wide variety of diseases. One of these antagonists (designated ADH1) was recently given orphan drug status by the FDA for the treatment of melanoma.
Biography: 

Graduate Studies :

Ph.D. Biochemistry (1984), University of Toronto
“Purification and Characterization of a Cell Aggregating Factor (Clusterin) from Ram Rete Testis Fluid”

Postdoctoral Studies :

Dept. of Biology (1984-1986), Princeton University

Grants Currently Held :

Adherex Technol. Inc.

Selected Publications: 

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