Maureen McKeague - Assistant Professor

Maureen McKeague


McIntyre Medical Sciences Building
3655 Promenade Sir William Osler, Lab 1317
Montreal, QC   H3G 1Y6

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
Otto Maass Chemistry Building
801 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal  H3A 2K6
Office: OM 220

Tel: 514-398-6338
maureen.mckeague [at] (E-mail)



Assistant Professor Maureen McKeague obtained her PhD at Carleton University in 2012. She moved to the Department of Bioengineering at Stanford University from 2012-2016 for an NSERC postdoctoral fellowship, then transitioned to ETH Zurich for 2 years as a senior researcher in the Department of Health Sciences and Technology. She joined the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics in 2018 and is jointly appointed in the Department of Chemistry.


Research Focus: Chemotherapy

The McKeague lab is interested in defining the basis of chemotherapy resistance/sensitivity and to exploit these findings for patient stratification and the development of novel therapeutics. The lab employs a genomic chemistry approach that combines: (1) sequencing DNA damage distribution in the cancer genome; (2) characterizing DNA damage dynamics with real-time fluorescence monitoring; and (3) identifying novel DNA-based repair inhibitors.

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