Lawrence smith

Lawrence C. Smith, DVM, MSc, PhD

Professor and CRRF Director, Faculty of veterinary medicine, University of Montreal

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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.

Lab members

Ricardo Perecin Nociti, DMV, MSc, PhD
Postdoctoral fellow

Fatima Mostefai, BSc, MSc
PhD student

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

Jacinthe Therrien, BSc, MSc
Research Assistant

Luis M. Aguila Paredes, DMV, PhD
Visiting professor