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Research unit director

Frédéric Charron, PhD

  • Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Developmental Neurobiology
  • Director, Molecular Biology of Neural Development research unit
  • Full IRCM Research Professor
  • Full research professor, Department of Medicine (accreditation in molecular biology), Université de Montréal
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine (Division of Experimental Medicine), Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology and Department of Biology, McGill University 

Other affiliations

  • Faculty Member, Neurodevelopment Section, Faculty of 1000 Prime
  • Member, McGill Integrated Program in Neuroscience, McGill University
  • Member, Montreal Regional Brain Tumor Research Group, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University
  • Member, Centre of Excellence in Neuroscience of Université de Montréal

Awards and honours

  • 2017 Marcel-Piché Prize, IRCM
  • 2016 Member, College of the Royal Society of Canada
  • 2013 André-Dupont Award, Club de recherches cliniques du Québec
  • 2012 Young Investigator Award, Canadian Association for Neuroscience
  • 2011-2012 PhD Professor and Researcher of the year, Department of Medicine, Université de Montréal
  • 2010 Pierre-Bois Excellence Award, IRCM Foundation
  • 2005 Peter-Lougheed-CIHR New Investigator Award

Degrees and relevant experience

  • B.Sc. in biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry, Université de Montréal
  • PhD in experimental medicine, Department of Medicine, McGill University
  • Postdoctoral fellowship, Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, California, USA
  • Beckman Senior Research Fellow, Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, California, USA
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