Simon
ROUSSEAU
 
Biography

I have obtained my Ph.D. in cellular and molecular biology in 2000 from the Université Laval in Québec city, where I studied the intracellular signaling pathways activated by the Vascular Endothelial Growth factor (VEGF) leading to endothelial cell migration, under the supervision of Professor Jacques Huot. I then joined the group of Professor Sir Philip Cohen at the MRC Protein Phosphorylation Unit in Dundee, Scotland, a world re-known scientific unit in the field of signal transduction funded by two consecutives fellowships award from the CIHR.

There, I investigated the signaling pathways involved in pro-inflammatory cytokine production by macrophages. To date my work has focused on the role of Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinases (MAPKs) in orchestrating cellular functions and the resulting manuscripts have been cited more than a 1000 times. In January 2008, I joined the Meakins-Christie Laboratories as a research director to investigate the role of intracellular signaling pathways in pulmonary inflammation in order to identify novel drug targets to fight respiratory diseases in children.

Outside of the lab I enjoy nature under all of its guises from walking to sea-kayaking while I’m fascinated by all forms of human expression, from contemporary dance to design and architecture.



Funding

NSERC Discovery Grant

  Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation   Chercheur boursier junior FRSQ   Canadian Foundation for innovation- leaders opportunity fund
     


Research Director - Scientific Activities - Publications


   

 

   
 

 
 

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