Principal Investigator

Benjamin Kwok

Chemical Biology of Cell Division

Following his undergraduate training in biochemistry and chemistry at State University of New York at Stony Brook, Benjamin Kwok began his graduate study at Yale University in 1997 in chemical biology in the laboratory of Dr. Craig M. Crews where he carried out mode of action studies of bioactive natural products.

After obtaining his doctoral degree in 2002, he returned to New York and started his postdoctoral training with Tarun Kapoor at Rockefeller Universitywhere he learned to master cutting-edge microscopy techniques to study cell division. The Investigator joined the IRIC’s team in 2009.

Principal Investigator, Chemical Biology of Cell Division Research Unit, IRIC

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal

Research unit on chemical biology of cell division

Pavillon Marcelle-Coutu, 3306-3

Phone (office)
(514) 343-6111, ext. 0871

Research topics



Awards and distinctions

  • Junior Investigator Fellowship, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé, 2017-2019

  • New Investigator Award Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2012-2017

  • Junior Investigator, Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec, 2010-2012

  • Merck Postdoctoral Fellowship Research award Rockefeller University, 2004-2007