Jean-Claude Labbé, Ph. D.
- Principal Investigator, Cell Division and Differentiation research unit, IRIC
- Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal
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Research topic and relevance
Jean-Claude Labbé and his team are studying the mechanisms leading to cell polarization and asymmetric cell division. Their goal is to decipher the function of genes involved in these processes, using the C. elegans worm as a model system. They also study the function of these genes during the division of stem cells, which often divide asymmetrically. This may eventually lead to a better understanding of what goes wrong in cells that undergo cancer transformation and metastasis.