Dr. Andre Nantel is a Senior Research Officer and has been managing the BRI Microarray Lab since 2004. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology of McGill University. After obtaining his M.Sc. from Laval University and his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he arrived to the BRI in 1995 for postdoctoral work with Dr. David Y. Thomas. For some strange reason, they decided to keep him around.
The author and co-author of almost 60 papers and book chapters, he is mostly known for leading an international effort that ultimately resulted in the final assembly and annotation of the genome of the fungal pathogen Candida albicans (2002-2006). He is presently involved in a large number of systems biology and functional genomic projects on C. albicans pathogenesis, cancer and heart disease. He is member of the Faculty of 1000 and a frequent panel member on the TWiT: Futures in Biotech podcast.
Dr. Nantel is also Montreal's most prolific photoblogger, with new photographs published daily on Digital Apoptosis.
André Nantel, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Biotechnology Research Institute
Tel. (514) 496-6370