Rima Slim

Academic title(s): 

Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Professor, Department of Human Genetics

Rima Slim
Contact Information

McGill University Health Center Research Institute
Glen site

EM03210 (office) E012379 (lab)
1001 Décarie Blvd
Montréal, QC, H4A 3J1

Email address: 
rima.slim [at] muhc.mcgill.ca


Hospital title: 
Research Scientist, Child Health and Human Development Program (CHHD)
Reproductive Biology
Areas of interest: 

Genetics of hydatidiform moles and reproductive failure


Dr Rima Slim’s research focuses on the genetics of fetal loss of female origin. She initiated her work on a particular form of this condition, called molar pregnancy, an abnormal human pregnancy where the embryo stops developing very early but its placenta continues to grow. Her group has identified four genes responsible for recurrent moles including NLRP7, which explains the etiology of 55% of patients with at least 2 moles. The three other genes, MEI1, TOP6BL, and REC114, explain the etiology of a small fraction of patients with moles but are also responsible for male and female infertility.

Visit Dr Slim's https://www.mcgill.ca/rslimlab/



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