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Graduate Student Supervision

In order to be admitted into the Department of Human Genetics as a graduate student, you must secure a supervisor who is willing to accept you into their lab. Please consult our current list (below) of supervisors and their research interests.

 

Supervisor Interests

Biochemical Genetics

Supervisor Current Research Interest/Website
genevieve [dot] bernard [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Bernard, Geneviève ) Hypomyelinating Leukodystrophies and Pol III-related Leukodystrophies
nancy [dot] braverman [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Braverman, Nancy) Peroxisome Diseases
brian [dot] gilfix [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Gilfix, Brian) Hyperhomocysteinemia
paul [dot] goodyer [at] muhc [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Goodyer, Paul) Genetic Basis for Renal Disease
geoffrey [dot] hendy [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Hendy, Geoffrey) Parathyroid Function
frauch [at] shriners [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Rauch, Frank) Osteogenesis Imperfecta
david [dot] rosenblatt [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Rosenblatt, David) Vitamin B12, Folate
rima [dot] rozen [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Rozen, Rima) Cancer, Folic Acid, Homocysteine
eric [at] ericpc [dot] mni [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Shoubridge, Eric) Neurogenetics, Mitochondrial DNA
mark [dot] trifiro [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Trifiro, Mark) Androgen Receptor

Genetics of Development

Supervisor Current Research Interest/Website
asangla [dot] ao [at] muhc [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Ao, Asangla) Genetic Diagnosis of Single Gene Defects
nancy [dot] braverman [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Braverman, Nancy) Peroxisome Diseases

colin [dot] crist [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Crist, Colin)

Skeletal Muscle Stem Cells and Regeneration
paul [dot] goodyer [at] muhc [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Goodyer, Paul) Genetic Basis for Renal Disease
indra [dot] gupta [at] muhc [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Gupta, Indra) Genetic Regulation of Kidney and Urinary Tract
feige [dot] kaplan [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Kaplan, Feige) Lung Organogenesis
robert [dot] koenekoop [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Koenekoop, Robert) Human Retinal Dystrophies
loydie [dot] majewska [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Majewska, Loydie) Developmental Genetics
alan [dot] peterson [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Peterson, Alan) Transgenic Technology, Developmental Genetics
aimee [dot] ryan [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Ryan, Aimee) Embryogenesis, Asymmetric Morphogenesis
rima [dot] slim [at] muhc [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Slim, Rima) Embryonic Development, Reproductive Wastage
Access to:Slim Lab Access
vahab [dot] soleimani [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Soleimani, Vahab) Developmental Genetics
jacquetta [dot] trasler [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Trasler, Jacquetta) Mammalian Development
yojiro [dot] yamanaka [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Yamanaka, Yojiro) Lineage Specification and Morphogenesis

Animal Models of Human Diseases

Supervisor Current Research Interest/Website
genevieve [dot] bernard [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Bernard, Geneviève) Hypomyelinating Leukodystrophies and Pol III-related Leukodystrophies
bernard [dot] brais [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Brais, Bernard) Muscular Dystrophies, Leukodystrophies and Ataxias
nancy [dot] braverman [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Braverman, Nancy) Peroxisome Diseases
paul [dot] goodyer [at] muhc [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Goodyer, Paul) Genetic Basis for Renal Disease
indra [dot] gupta [at] muhc [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Gupta, Indra) Genetic Regulation of Kidney and Urinary Tract
christina [dot] haston [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Haston, Christina) Pulmonary and Cystic Fibrosis
ridha [dot] joober [at] douglas [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Joober, Ridha) Genetics, Schizophrenia, Autism, ADHD, QTL Mapping
feige [dot] kaplan [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Kaplan, Feige) Lung Organogenesis
loydie [dot] majewska [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Majewska, Loydie) Developmental Genetics
danielle [dot] malo [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Malo, Danielle) Complex Traits
pmoffatt [at] shriners [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Moffatt, Pierre) Functional Characterization of Novel Genes
roberta [dot] palmour [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Palmour, Roberta) Psychiatric Genetics
alan [dot] peterson [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Peterson, Alan) Transgenic Technology, Developmental Genetics
danuta [dot] radzioch [at] muhc [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Radzioch, Danuta) Host Response to Bacterial Infections
rima [dot] rozen [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Rozen, Rima) Folic Acid, Gene-Nutrient Interactions in Complex Traits, Liver and Brain Studies
aimee [dot] ryan [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Ryan, Aimee) Embryogenesis, Asymmetric Morphogenesis
erwin [dot] schurr [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Schurr, Erwin) Host Genetics of Tuberculosis and Leprosy
rst-arnaud [at] shriners [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (St-Arnaud, Rene) Gene Expression in Bone Cells, Vitamin D Metabolism
silvia [dot] vidal [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Vidal, Silvia) Host Resistance
yojiro [dot] yamanaka [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Yamanaka, Yojiro) Lineage Specification and Morphogenesis

Cancer Genetics, Molecular Pathology, and Gene Therapy

Supervisor Current Research Interest/Website
genevieve [dot] bernard [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Bernard, Geneviève) Pol III-related Leukodystrophies
george [dot] chong [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Chong, George) Pharmacogenetics
denis [dot] cournoyer [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Cournoyer, Denis) Gene Therapy
william [dot] foulkes [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Foulkes, William) Cancer Genetics
paul [dot] goodyer [at] muhc [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Goodyer, Paul) Genetic Basis for Renal Disease
celia [dot] greenwood [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Greenwood, Celia) Statistical Methods for Analysis of Genetic and Genomic Data
nada [dot] jabado [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Jabado, Nada) Astrocytic Brain Tumours
yasser [dot] riazalhosseini [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Riazalhosseini, Yasser) Cancer Genomics
patricia [dot] tonin [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Tonin, Patricia) Cancer Genetics
mark [dot] trifiro [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Trifiro, Mark) Androgen Receptor

Genetic Dissection of Common Complex Traits

Supervisor Current Research Interest/Website
jamie [dot] engert [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Engert, James) Genetics of Heart Disease
jacques [dot] genest [at] muhc [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Genest, Jacques) Genetic Lipoprotein Disorders
paul [dot] goodyer [at] muhc [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Goodyer, Paul) Genetic Basis for Renal Disease
celia [dot] greenwood [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Greenwood, Celia) Statistical Methods for Analysis of Genetic and Genomic Data
philippe [dot] gros [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Gros, Philippe) Complex Traits
elin [dot] grundberg [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Grundberg, Elin) Complex Traits, Metabolic Diseases, Epigenomics
ridha [dot] joober [at] douglas [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Joober, Ridha) Genetics, Schizophrenia, Autism, ADHD, QTL Mapping
danielle [dot] malo [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Malo, Danielle) Complex Traits
simon [dot] gravel [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Gravel, Simon) Population Genetics
roberta [dot] palmour [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Palmour, Roberta) Psychiatric Genetics
constantin [dot] polychronakos [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Polychronakos, Constantin) Genetics of Autoimmune (Type 1) Diabetes
brent [dot] richards [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Richards, Brent) Genetic Epidemiology, Osteoporosis
rima [dot] rozen [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Rozen, Rima) Cancer, Metabolism, Liver Disease, Animal Models
erwin [dot] schurr [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Schurr, Erwin) Host Genetics of Tuberculosis and Leprosy
gustavo [dot] turecki [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Turecki, Gustavo) Psychiatric Genetics
silvia [dot] vidal [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Vidal, Silvia) Host Resistance

Genetics of Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases

Supervisor Current Research Interest/Website
paul [dot] goodyer [at] muhc [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Goodyer, Paul) Genetic Basis for Renal Disease
christina [dot] haston [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Haston, Christina) Pulmonary and Cystic Fibrosis
feige [dot] kaplan [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Kaplan, Feige) Lung Organogenesis
danielle [dot] malo [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Malo, Danielle) Complex Traits
erwin [dot] schurr [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Schurr, Erwin) Host Genetics of Tuberculosis and Leprosy
silvia [dot] vidal [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Vidal, Silvia) Host Resistance

Genomics and Human Disease

Supervisor Current Research Interest/Website
ron [dot] agatep [at] muhc [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Agatep, Ron) Clinical Molecular Genetics, Bioinformatics
genevieve [dot] bernard [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Bernard, Geneviève)

Leukodystrophies and Related-Inherited White Matter Disorders:

Clinical, Radiological Characterization, Genotype-Phenotype Correlation Studies, Next Generation Sequencing

guil [dot] bourque [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Bourque, Guillaume) Bioinformatics, Genomics
bernard [dot] brais [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Brais, Bernard) Muscular Dystrophies, Leukodystrophies and Ataxias
ken [dot] dewar [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Dewar, Ken) Bioinformatics, Genomics
jamie [dot] engert [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Engert, James) Genetics of Heart Disease
carl [dot] ernst [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Ernst, Carl) Neurodevelopmental Disorders
paul [dot] goodyer [at] muhc [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Goodyer, Paul) Genetic Basis for Renal Disease
celia [dot] greenwood [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Greenwood, Celia) Statistical Methods for Analysis of Genetic and Genomic Data
elin [dot] grundberg [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Grundberg, Elin) Complex Traits, Metabolic Diseases, Epigenomics
jacek [dot] majewski [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Majewski, Jacek) Bioinformatics, Genomics, Disease & Cancer
robert [dot] nadon [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Nadon, Robert) Bioinformatics, Genomics
brent [dot] richards [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Richards, Brent) Genetic Epidemiology, Osteoporosis
eric [at] ericpc [dot] mni [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Shoubridge, Eric) Neurogenetics, Mitochondrial DNA
david [dot] thomas [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Thomas, David) Genomics and Human Disease

Genetic and Social Sciences Research

Supervisor Current Research Interest/Website
richard [dot] gold2 [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Gold, Richard) Centre of Genomics and Policy
yann [dot] joly [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Joly, Yann) Centre of Genomics and Policy
jonathan [dot] kimmelman [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Kimmelman, Jonathan) Biomedical Ethics Unit
bartha [dot] knoppers [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Knoppers, Bartha) Centre of Genomics and Policy

Non-Mendelian Genetics

Supervisor Current Research Interest/Website
paul [dot] goodyer [at] muhc [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Goodyer, Paul) Genetic Basis for Renal Disease
celia [dot] greenwood [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Greenwood, Celia) Statistical Methods for Analysis of Genetic and Genomic Data
anna [dot] naoumova [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Naoumova, Anna) Epigenetic Modification of the Mammalian Genome
eric [at] ericpc [dot] mni [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Shoubridge, Eric) Neurogenetics, Mitochondrial DNA
rima [dot] slim [at] muhc [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Slim, Rima) Embryonic Development, Reproductive Wastage
Access to:Slim Lab Access
jacquetta [dot] trasler [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Trasler, Jacquetta) Mammalian Development

Bioinformatic Approaches

Supervisor Current Research Interest/Website
ken [dot] dewar [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Dewar, Ken) Bioinformatics, Genomics
paul [dot] goodyer [at] muhc [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Goodyer, Paul) Genetic Basis for Renal Disease
jacek [dot] majewski [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Majewski, Jacek) Bioinformatics, Genomics, Disease & Cancer
robert [dot] nadon [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Nadon, Robert) Bioinformatics, Genomics
tomi [dot] pastinen [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Pastinen, Tomi) Bioinformatics, Genomics
robert [dot] sladek [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Sladek, Robert) Bioinformatics, Genomics

Behavioural Genetics

Supervisor Current Research Interest/Website
paul [dot] goodyer [at] muhc [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Goodyer, Paul) Genetic Basis for Renal Disease
ridha [dot] joober [at] douglas [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Joober, Ridha) Genetics, Schizophrenia, Autism, ADHD, QTL Mapping
roberta [dot] palmour [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Palmour, Roberta) Psychiatric Genetics
gustavo [dot] turecki [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Turecki, Gustavo) Psychiatric Genetics