Julie St-Pierre

Affiliation : Université McGill
Organization : Centre de recherche du cancer Goodman
E-mail : julie.st-pierre@mcgill.ca

About Julie St-Pierre

Julie St-Pierre obtained her PhD from the University of Cambridge (England) in 2001. She then pursued her postdoctoral studies at the Medical Research Council (England) under the supervision of Dr. Martin Brand and at Harvard Medical School (USA) under the supervision of Dr. Bruce Spiegelman. She started her own research program at the Goodman Cancer Research Centre and department of Biochemistry (McGill University) in 2008. Her research focuses on mitochondrial metabolism. Mitochondria plays a central role in basic physiological functions by producing most of the cellular adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Furthermore, mitochondria are important for cellular functions such as heat production, generation of reactive oxygen species and execution of the apoptotic program. Given the key role of mitochondria in various cellular events, it is not surprising that mitochondrial dysfunctions are seen in many pathological conditions such as neurodegeneration, diabetes, aging and cancer. The aim of her research is to understand the regulation of mitochondrial metabolism under physiological and pathological conditions using unbiased screening approaches, notably metabolic profiling in combination with global gene expression analysis.

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