Nahum Sonenberg

Gilman Cheney Chair in Biochemistry
Department of Biochemistry

Translational control mechanisms

Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Centre
Life Sciences Complex
1160 Pine Avenue West
Office: Room 615; Lab: Room 611
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1A3
Tel: 514-398-7274; Lab: 514-398-7275
Fax: 514-398-1287
nahum.sonenberg [at]
Nahum Sonenberg Homepage
Secretary: sonenberg.admin [at] (Annamaria Kiss)
Office: Room 614
Tel: 514-398-5234

1976 - PhD, Weizmann Institute of Science

Recipient of the Robert L. Noble Prize of the National Cancer Institute of Canada, the Killiam Prize for Health Sciences, the Gairdner Foundation International Award, and the Wolf Prize in Medicine, among many others.

In the news:
“Diabetes drug may help symptoms of autism-associated condition” in McGill Newsroom/Media Relations
“Diabetes drug eases fragile X features in mice” in Spectrum News
“Canadian brain bank network to advance research on Alzheimer’s” in McGill Reporter

Research Interests

  • identification and characterization of the various translation factors involved in translation initiation
  • elucidation of the signaling pathways impinging upon translation
  • discovery of physiological consequences of translational control

The laboratory makes use of the latest techniques in molecular biology and biochemistry, and has access to various resources available through affiliations with Montreal-based hospitals and institutes including the Royal Victoria Hospital, the Montreal General Hospital, the Montreal Children's Hospital, and the Biotechnology Research Institute including the MUHC, the Douglas Institute, Concordia University, University of Montreal, and the Institut Armand-Frappier.

Publications - Nahum Sonenberg

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