Associate Professor Human Genetics
E-mail: guil.bourque [at] mcgill.ca
Research Area: Genomics & Bioinformatics; Computational Biology
My lab has shown that by using an evolutionary perspective to interpret genomics datasets, we can better decrypt the role of non-coding human DNA. Specifically, we showed that transposable elements have had a major impact on mammalian gene regulation by creating species-specific regulatory elements. Research topics covered in my lab include: the evolution of regulatory sequences, the role of transposable elements in host gene regulation and the impact of genome rearrangements in evolution and cancer. We also work on facilitating the distribution of genomics data and tools to the scientific community.