Lawrence C. Smith, DVM, MSc, PhD
Professor and CRRF Director, Faculty of veterinary medicine, University of Montreal
- 450 773-8521 ext 8463
- 3200 rue Sicotte
Fax: 450 778-8103
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.