Lawrence C. Smith, DVM, MSc, PhD

Professor, Université de Montréal

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Research interests

  • Epigenetic control of early embryo development
  • Stem cell reprogramming and differentiation
  • Assisted reproductive technologies

Our main field of interest is to investigate the role of epigenetics modifications during early embryogenesis in mammals. Using domestic and laboratory animal models, we have focused our investigations in understanding the consequences of cellular reprogramming on parent-specific genomic imprints in embryos and animals derived by somatic cell nuclear transfer (animal cloning) and induced pluripotent stem cells. Translational research projects have aimed at improving assisted reproductive techniques and in developing methods for the use of pluripotent stem cells in regenerative medicine.

Members of the laboratory

Bianca de Oliveira Horvath Pereira, Agr.Eng, MSc
PhD student

Fatima Mostefai
PhD student

Ricardo Perecin Nociti, DVM, MSc, PhD
Postdoc fellow

Jacinthe Therrien, BSc, MSc
Research assistant

Luis M. Aguila Paredes, DMV, PhD
Visiting professor