Claude Perreault, M.D., F.R.C.P.(C)
- Principal Investigator, Immunobiology research unit , IRIC
- Professor, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal
- Hematologist, Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital
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Research topic and relevance
Claude Perreault and his team study T lymphocytes, cells that govern the function of the immune system in order to better understanding and improve the function of the immune system.
More specifically, they are trying to discover i) why the thymus is the sole organ that is able to support T-cell development, ii) how T lymphocytes are educated in the thymus and learn to distinguish self from non-self, and finally iii) how T lymphocytes can recognize cancer cells and how one can increase the anti-tumour activity of T lymphocytes.
The research aims to develop a vaccine against cancer and prevent the ageing of the immune system.
We invite you to view the broadcast (Available only in French) about the research of Dr. Claude Perreault and his team on the thymus on Radio-Canada’s Découverte.