Florian Bentzinger, PhD

Department of Pharmacology-Physiology, UniversitĂ© de Sherbrooke Niche regulation of muscle stem cell specification Dr Bentzinger’s group studies the role of regulatory signals in the microenvironment where skeletal muscle stem cells (MuSCs) reside. Understanding how this so-called “stem cell niche” controls MuSCs and how these instructive mechanisms become disrupted in aging and disease, could help in…


Carl Ernst, PhD

Department of Psychiatry, McGill University Functional analysis of the 16p11.2 locus using patient-derived induced-pluripotent stem cells Large deletions of DNA on chromosome 16 are associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in about 1% of all Canadians with autism, and many more Canadians with intellectual disability. I have recruited and clinically assessed two independent families carrying…