Principal Investigator

Trang Hoang

Hematopoiesis and Leukemia

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Following her studies in the field of Pharmacy, Trang Hoang became specialized in biochemistry. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Lausanne, in Switzerland, in 1980. After three years of postdoctoral training at the University of Cambridge in the U.K., under the direction of H. Waldman, she continued her training in Canada by joining E.A. MuCulloch’s laboratory at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research in Toronto, where she worked until 1985.

The Investigator then began her research career, a path that started at the IRCM. In 2003, along with other Investigators, she contributed to founding what later became IRIC.

Principal Investigator, Hematopoiesis and Leukemia Research Unit, IRIC

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

Director, Molecular Biology Programs, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal

Accredited Member, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal

Adjunct Member, Department of Experimental Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University

Research unit on hematopoiesis and leukemia

Marcelle-Coutu Pavilion, 1480

Phone (office)
(514) 343-6970
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Hematopoiesis and Leukemia

Trang Hoang and her team study the molecular mechanisms that allow multipotent hematopoietic stem cells to be maintained or to differentiate themselves into specialized cells that form the immune system. Their work makes it possible to understand the mechanisms involved in the formation of acute leukemias.

Research topics


Awards and distinctions

  • Mentor scientifique 2021, Club de Recherches Cliniques du Québec, 2021

  • Jeanne Manery Fisher Award, Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences, 2021

  • Officer of the Ordre national du Québec, 2019

  • Commander of the Ordre de Montréal, 2019

  • Murray Margarit Memorial Award, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada, 2010

  • Teaching Excellence Award for the creation of the Systems Biology option, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal, 2010

  • Canada Research Chair in Cell Differentiation and the Genetics of Acute Leukemias, 2004–2011

  • Senior Scholar, Fonds de recherche en santé du Québec, 1994-1997

  • Exchange Scientist, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S.A., 1992-1993

  • Scholar, National Cancer Institute of Canada, 1987-1993

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K, 1982

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, European Molecular Biology Organization, 1980-1982

  • Scholar, Fonds de recherche sur les lymphomes malins, 1976-1980

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