Principal Investigator

Lea Harrington

Telomere Length Homeostasis and Genomic Instability

Lea Harrington established her laboratory in 1995, and after obtaining a professorship at the University of Toronto and subsequently at the University of Edinburgh in the field of telomere and genomic instability, she was recruited to the Université de Montréal as a professor in the Faculty of Medicine.

For her contributions to cancer research, Dr. Harrington has received a Terry Fox Young Investigator Award and an International Scholar Award from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Since 2017, she has been the Editor-in-Chief of the Basic Science of Oncology Clinical Teaching Manual, 6th Edition (McGraw-Hill) and Co-Chair of the Medical Review Panel for the Gairdner Foundation.

Principal Investigator, Telomere Length Homeostasis and Genomic Instability Research Unit, IRIC

Professor, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal

Visiting Professor, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh

Research unit on telomere length homeostasis and genomic instability

Pavillon Marcelle-Coutu, 1306-11

Phone (office)
(514) 343-6111, ext. 6729

Research topics



Awards and distinctions

  • Personal Chair in Telomere Biology, University of Edinburgh, 2009

  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Scholar Award, 2007

  • Terry Fox Young Investigator Award, 2001