May 11, 2021
Benoit lab members contribute to two cutting-edge studies on cancer drug discovery
Chris, Aïcha, Angelique and Yannick are among the authors of a new paper published in Cell Chemical Biology characterizing a novel compound targeting a key molecular mechanism essential to cancer stem cells. Here is the link to the study.
Yannick also contributed to an article recently published in Cell Reports Medicine reporting abnormal dopamine receptor signaling as a potential therapeutic target in human acute myeloid leukemia. The full study is accessible here.
May 07, 2021
Josh has won the 1st place award for the 2021 CMM Poster Day
With his outstanding presentation, the professors form the CMM department declared Josh as the 1st place winner of the 2021 edition of the CMM poster day for the M.Sc. student category. Once again, congrats Josh!
May 01, 2021
Welcome to our new students
The Benoit lab is proud to welcome three new students, who will start working with us this summer.
- Amanda Mendes da Silva is a visiting graduate scholar from Brazil with much experience as a Pharmacists
- Tamara Sandouka is joining the lab as a TMM Honours student
- Keshav Gupta received a NSERC USRA scholarship to work with us during the next semester. Congrats on the award Keshav.
April 01, 2021
Josh got awarded with a Canada Graduate Scholarship
Congratulations, Josh, on this amazing accomplishment! This is well deserved.
January 28, 2021
Aïcha becomes the very first graduate from the lab
We are proud to announce that Aïcha Zouggar successfully defended her thesis and she now officially holds a Master degree in Cellular and Molecular Medicine, with specialization in Bioinformatics.
December 16, 2020
Our lab just published an article describing how the chromatin modifier G9a is regulating key functions of human colon cancer stem cells
This study was published as a brief communication in the journal Oncogene and represents the hard work from co-first authors Chris Bergin and Aïcha Zouggar, as well as several other team members. The full article is accessible here.
November 09, 2020
The Benoit lab is awarded with a major grant from the CIHR to conduct research on colorectal cancer stem cells
This project grant will support our work on identifying and developing novel therapeutics efficiently targeting cancer stem cells, to eventually come up with strategies to improve the survival of patients. Great job team!
October 15, 2020
Chris receives OGS Scholarship and uOttawa Excellence Scholarship
We are very proud to announce that Christopher Bergin was recently awarded with the Ontario Graduate Scholarship as well as a University of Ottawa Excellence Scholarship for the year 2020-2021. This is well deserved!