Julie Lessard, Ph.D.
- Principal Investigator, Chromatin Structure and Stem Cell Biology research unit, IRIC
- Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal
T + 514 343.6111, ext. 0309
F + 514 343.5839
Research topic and relevance
Julie Lessard and her team attempt to elucidate the role of a new family of genes in the self-renewal, proliferation and differentiation of normal and leukemic hematopoietic stem cells. Their work suggests that therapies specifically directed against leukemia stem cells would be more effective in eradicating the tumor.