Francis Migneault, PhD
Francis Migneault is a research associate in the Nephrology, Transplantation and Renal Regeneration Research Unit at the CHUM Research Centre in Montreal. He is also the Education and Training platform co-lead of the Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program (CDTRP). He completed his undergraduate degree in biochemistry at the University of Sherbrooke. He obtained his Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Montreal in the Cellular and Molecular Biology of the Lung Research Unit at the Clinical Research Institute of Montreal (IRCM). He then pursued his postdoctoral studies by investigating the importance of paracrine mediators, particularly extracellular vesicles, released by apoptotic endothelial cells on blood vessel function in the context of transplantation. In addition, he is investigating the potential of these vesicles as biomarkers of vascular rejection in kidney transplant patients. When not in the lab, Francis' main interests are woodworking and the joys of the great boreal forest.