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Friday, December 17 @ 9am PT / noon ET

Metabolic and epigenetic adaptations expose vulnerabilities in breast cancer

Geneviève Deblois Geneviève Deblois is a Principal Investigator at the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) and an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Montreal, Canada since March 2020. She leads a research group that aims to better understand cancer progression by studying tumor microenvironment heterogeneity and development of drug resistance, particularly in breast cancer. Her team uses metabolomic and genomic technologies to understand the reciprocal regulation between cellular metabolism and epigenetics processes in cancer cells.  She trained as a postdoctoral fellow in Mathieu Lupien’s lab at Princess Margaret Cancer Research Centre in Toronto and did her PhD in cancer metabolism in the group of Vincent Giguère at McGill University.

Investigating intra-tumour metabolic and epigenetic heterogeneity in triple-negative breast cancer

Marina Fukano Marina Fukano is a 3rd year PhD student in Dr. Genevieve Deblois’ lab at the Université de Montréal and also in Dr. Morag Park’s lab at the Goodman Cancer Institute of McGill University. Her research focuses on elucidating the consequences of metabolic heterogeneity on the progression and drug response of triple-negative breast tumors using patient-derived xenograft models. Her project investigates the role of epigenetic regulation in tumor metabolic heterogeneity.

A recording of Dr. Geneviève Deblois' seminar is available here

The trainee portion of the seminar by Marina Fukano is not included in the recording due to privacy concerns. 

Upcoming Seminars




January 28 @ 9am PT / 12 noon ET Dr. Jacek Majewski - McGill University
February 25 @ 9am PT / 12 noon ET Dr. Mathieu Lupien -  Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University of Toronto
March 25 @ 9 am PT / 12 noon ET Dr. Pamela Hoodless - Terry Fox Laboratory, BC Cancer
April 22 @ 9 am  PT / 12 noon ET Dr. Michael Taylor - The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto
May 27 @ 9 am PT / 12 noon ET Dr. Joel Ross - University of Prince Edward Island
June 24 @ 9 am PT / 12 noon ET Dr. Michael Witcher - McGill University
July 2022 No Seminar
August 2022 No Seminar
September 23 @ 9 am PT / 12 noon ET Dr. Cynthia Hawkins - The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto
October 4-7 AGM
November 25 @ 9 am PT / 12 noon ET Dr. Claudia Kleinman - McGill University
December 16 @ 9 am PT / 12 noon ET Dr. Jamie Kramer - Dalhousie University


Past Seminars

Breast Cancer

Dr. Geneviève Deblois 

December 17, 2021

Muscle Repair

Dr. F. Jeffrey Dilworth and Dr. Kiran Nakka

September 17, 2021

Epigenetic Enhancers

Dr. Michael D. Wilson and Minggao Liang

June 06, 2021


Dr. François Couture and Hossein Davarinejad

April 16, 2021

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Microglial Cells

Dr. Annie Ciernia and Jennifer Kim

March 19, 2021


Drs. Michael Hendzel and Hilmar Strickfaden

February 2, 2021

Histone 3

Drs. Nada Jabado and Carol Chen

January 22, 2021

DNA Methylation

Drs. Matthew Lorincz and Julien Richard Albert

November 27, 2020

X-Chromosome Inactivation

Dr. Carolyn Brown and Bradley Balaton

October 23, 2020

Histone Variants in Glioblastoma

Drs. Marco Gallo and Ana Nikolic

September 25, 2020