• Associate Professor under grant, Université de Montréal
  • Department of Radiology, Radiation Oncology and Nuclear Medicine, CRCHUM / Research member at the Institut du cancer de Montréal

Research Angle

Francis Rodier’s laboratory explores the various cellular and tissue players involved in cancer therapy, focusing on cell fate decisions such as senescence and apoptosis.

Laboratory team

  • Nicolas Malaquin PhD, Research Associate
  • Guillaume Cardin MSc, Research Assistant
  • Isabelle Clément MSc, Research Assistant
  • Vivian Giang, Animal Health Technician
  • Yu Zhan PhD, postdoc
  • Michael Skulimowski, MD-PhD student
  • Marc-Alexandre Olivier, MD-PhD student
  • Stéphanie Nadeau, PhD student
  • Véronique Tu MSc, PhD student
  • Daméhan Tchelougou, PhD student
  • Tibila Kientega, PhD student
  • Jessica Bourbonnais MSc, PhD student
  • Sarah Saoudaoui, MSc student
  • Marie Orléane Ada Ndong, MSc student
  • Shiksha Dutta, MSc student
  • Alicia Pellerin-Viger, MSc student
  • Jade Montpetit, BAC student intern

Recent Publications

  1. https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=NRNCHpEAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

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Francis Rodier trained as a microbiologist and obtained his Ph.D. in molecular biology exploring carcinogenesis at the Université de Montréal in 2005. He subsequently conducted postdoctoral research at UC Berkeley and the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in California where he developed interests in DNA repair signaling, oncology and aging, leading to the identification of a novel connection between DNA damage and inflammation.