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Alexandre Blais, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology
Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology

Faculty of Medicine - University of Ottawa
451 Smyth Road, Room 4523D (Lab: 4522A)
Ottawa, ON
K1H 8M5 Canada

Tel.: 613-562-5800 ext 8463
Fax: 613-562-5452

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Welcome to the Blais lab!

Our lab studies the Six family of transcription factors and the critical role its members play in myogenic differentiation. We are interested in understanding, at the molecular level, the mode of action of these transcription factors, and how they might cooperate with other transcription factors involved in skeletal myogenesis. To this end, we use functional genomic approaches such as ChIP-seq, RNA interference, expression profiling and bioinformatic analyses.

We are members of the Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology, OISB


B.Sc. in Biochemistry
1996, Université de Montréal

Ph.D. in molecular biology
2003, Université Laval (Claude Labrie, advisor)

Post-doctoral training in genomics
2007, New York University (Brian Dynlacht, advisor)

Positions available!

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