chirine.toufaily [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Chirine Toufaily)
After completing my engineering diploma in Lebanon, I moved to Crete, an island in Greece, to pursue a master degree in molecular biology next to the beautiful beaches. I then decided to say goodbye to the Mediterranean Sea and crossed the Atlantic to reach the Great White North.
I came to Montreal where I did my PhD in Universitè du Québec à Montréal. My PhD focused on the role of endogenous retroviruses (ERVs) and their role in the formation of the Placenta during pregnancy. I joined Dan Bernard's Lab in 2014 to continue working in reproduction and, at the same time, to widen my horizons in the field of neuroendocrinology.
In Dan’s lab, I am investigating the mode of action of gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) on the regulation of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH).
So far, we have very exciting findings which I hope will be published soon and you will get to read them!