Management Committee

Jean-François Côté

President and scientific director of the IRCM;
Director of research unit

  • President and Scientific Director, IRCM
  • Director, Cancer and Genetic Diseases Research Division, IRCM
  • Director, Cytoskeletal Organization and Cell Migration Research Unit, IRCM
    Full IRCM Research Professor
  • Full research professor, Department of Medicine (accreditation in molecular biology, and in biochemistry and molecular medicine), Université de Montréal
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine (Division of Experimental Medicine), McGill University
  • Research Scholar, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé
  • Holder of the Transat Chair in breast cancer research
  • Person in charge of responsible conduct of research, IRCM

Awards and honours

  • 2013 Pierre-Bois Excellence Award, IRCM Foundation
  • Pre-doctoral awards from Cancer Research Society and NCIC (Terry Fox Funds)
  • Post-doctoral award from CIHR and NCIC (Terry Fox Funds)
  • CIHR “New Investigator” award (2006-2011)
  • FRQS Scholar (Junior 1, Junior 2, Senior) awards
  • Recipient of the Marcel Piché prize

Degrees and relevant experience

  • PhD in biochemistry, McGill University (1996-2001)
  • Postdoctoral fellowship, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, California, USA

Michel Cayouette

Interim vice-president,
research and academic affaires


Louis-Gilles Durand

Interim Director of Human Ressources

Louis-Gilles Durand is a former researcher and executive who was hired by Dr. Genest in January 1975 to direct a biomedical engineering research laboratory. In 2001, the Institute's management and Board of Directors gave him responsibility for the complete administrative management of the Institute. He retired in September 2018 and has agreed to return to temporarily assist the Institute's leadership in October 2021.

Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret

Vice President, Clinic and Clinical Research


Florence Meney

Director of Communications and Public Affairs


Caroline Vendette

General Counsel & Secretary General



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