McGill Alert / Alerte de McGill

Updated: Fri, 07/12/2024 - 12:16

McGill Alert. The downtown campus will remain partially closed through the evening of Monday, July 15. See the Campus Safety site for details.

Alerte de McGill. Le campus du centre-ville restera partiellement fermé jusqu’au lundi 15 juillet, en soirée. Complément d’information : Direction de la protection et de la prévention

Katherine L.B. Borden

Academic title(s): 

Full Member, McGill Centre for Translational Research in Cancer
Principal Investigator, Structure and Function of the Cell Nucleus research unit, IRIC
Professor, Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal

Katherine L.B. Borden
Contact Information

IRIC | Université de Montréal
P.O. Box 6128, Downtown Station
Montréal, Québec H3C 3J7

Email address: 
katherine.borden [at]
Current research: 

Dr. Borden's research program focuses on a particular protein, the eIF4E, and how its dysregulation leads to transformation and leukemia. A better understanding of the function and subsequent biochemical underpinnings of this protein could prove useful in the development of therapies to treat leukemia. One such therapy is ribavirin, which successfully targeted eIF4E in poor prognosis acute myeloid leukemia (AML) leading to remissions in some patients. Ongoing trials are focused on increasing the durability and frequency of remissions by combining ribavirin with other agents.

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