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Andréa Richter

Aspects moléculaires des maladies génétiques dans la population du Québec

Secondary numbers: 514 345-4931 #3589 (Travail 1) 514 345-4766 (Télécopieur) 514 345-4931 #3276 (Travail 2)

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Research expertise

My group studies the molecular aspect of genetic diseases important for the Québec populations. Our current focus is on North American Indian childhood cirrhosis (NAIC) a form of cholestasis frequent in the Ojibway-Cri population of Abitibi. We identified the cirhin gene and the mutation responsible for the disease. Our studies now focus on animal models and in vitro function assays. The second major interest of the laboratory is congenital cardiac malformations. In a collaborative study with G.Andelfinger (Pediatrics) we used a complete genome scan with SNPs to study more than 40 multiplex families. The aim is to identify candidate genes responsible for left ventricular outflow track obstruction (LVOTO). The genes identified will then be studied with animal models.

The studies in my group are supported by the CIHR.

Affiliations and responsabilities

Research affiliations

Teaching and supervision

Student supervision

Theses and dissertation supervision (Papyrus Institutional Repository)

Projects

Research projects

2013 - 2016

CIRHIN'S FUNCTION EXTENDS FAR BEYOND NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN CHILDHOOD CIRRHOSIS

Lead researcher : Andréa Richter
Funding sources: IRSC/Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-Subvention de fonctionnement - annonce de priorités
2011 - 2015

NEW DIRECTIONS FOR THE USE OF GENETIC INFORMATION BY ABORIGINAL COMMUNITIES : LESSONS LEARNED FROM QUÉBEC FIRST NATIONS WITH SPECIFIC MONOGENIC DISEASES

Lead researcher : Anne-Marie Laberge
Co-researchers : Andréa Richter , Grant Mitchell , Brenda Wilson
Funding sources: IRSC/Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada
Grant programs:
2011 - 2013

DEVELOPMENT OF ZEBRAFISH MODELS FOR NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN CHILDHOOD CIRRHOSIS (NAIC)

Lead researcher : Andréa Richter
Funding sources: Fondation canadienne du foie
Grant programs:

Outreach

Publications and presentations

Disciplines

  • Gastroenterology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Neurosciences

Areas of expertise

  • Congenital Anomalies
  • Digestive System
  • Ataxia
  • Congenital Cardiopathies
  • Cell
  • Infant / Child Development
  • Liver
  • Genes
  • Population Genetics
  • Genetic Diseases
  • Hepatic Diseases
  • Biological and Biochemical Mechanisms
  • Community Health / Public Health
  • Native Health
  • Cell Signaling (Circulatory and Respiratory Health)
  • Cardiovascular System