Principal Investigator

Etienne Gagnon

Cancer Immunobiology

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After earning his degree in immunology at the Université de Montréal, Étienne Gagnon joined Michel Desjardins’ lab in 2000 to carry out his doctoral studies in cell biology.

After completing his Ph.D., he joined Kai Wucherpfennig’s team for his postdoctoral fellowship at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He joined the IRIC team in 2011.

Principal Investigator, Cancer Immunobiology Research Unit
Flow Cytometry Core Facility Scientific Direction

Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Infectiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal

Research unit on cancer immunobiology

Marcelle-Coutu Pavilion, 3306-1

Phone (office)
(514) 343-6702
(514) 343-7780

Cancer Immunobiology

Etienne Gagnon’s team seeks to decipher the molecular mechanisms that result in certain tumors preventing the immune system from functioning correctly. T lymphocytes are at the heart of his work.

Research topics


Awards and distinctions

  • Canadian Institutes for Health Research BIOTECanada/Schering-Plough Canada Fellowship for Innovative Cancer Research, 2008