Vincent Giguère, Ph.D., F.R.S.C.

Principal Investigator

Vincent Giguère, an international leader in the field of nuclear receptors, is a professor in the Departments of Biochemistry, Medicine and Oncology at McGill University and a researcher at the Goodman Cancer Research Centre. Dr. Giguère identified several members of the superfamily of nuclear receptors and revealed mechanisms demonstrating how these proteins work at the molecular level. His ground-breaking work also led to major advances in our understanding of the roles played by nuclear receptors and their natural and synthetic ligands in embryonic development, adult physiology and several diseases, most notably breast cancers. His most recent work has focused on understanding of how cancer cells meet the energy and resource requirements to sustain the needs of rapidly growing tumours, which intra-cellular metabolism is different from normal cells.



Current members


Majid Ghahremani

Lab manager


Catherine Dufour, M.Sc.

Research technician


Carlo Ouellet

Lab technician


Ingrid Tam, M.Sc.

Research assistant


Tracey Yee

Research assistant


Étienne Audet-Walsh, Ph.D.

Post-doctoral fellow


Mathieu Vernier, Ph.D.

Post-doctoral fellow


Wafa B'Chir, Ph.D.

Post-doctoral fellow


Ming Yan, Ph.D.

Post-doctoral fellow


Amandine Laffitte, M.Sc.

Ph.D. candidate


Kaien Gu

Undergraduate student


Florence Lebel-Guay

Honours student (Biochemistry)


Katrina (Xiaojing) Li

Undergraduate student (Biochemistry)


Recent past members


Marie-Claude Perry, Ph.D.

M.D. candidate at Université Laval

Geneviève Deblois, Ph.D.

Post-doctoral fellow at the University of Toronto

Xingxing Liu, Ph.D.

Research associate at Montreal Neurological Institute

David Tsang, M.Sc.

MBA candidate at McMaster University


Aymen Shatnawi, Ph.D.

Assistant professor at the University of Charleston

(West Virginia)

Eui Ju Hong, Ph.D.

Assistant professor at the Chung Buk National University

Cédric Chaveroux, Ph.D.


Lillian Eichner, Ph.D.

Post-doctoral fellow at the

Salk Institute