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Eric Gauthier

Eric Gauthier 

Chairperson | Full Professor

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Science, Engineering and Architecture


F-422, Science Building 

Sudbury Campus


705.675.1151 ext 2119705.675.1151 ext 2119

705.675.1151 ext


  • B.Sc. Biochemistry - Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
  • Ph.D. Molecular and Cellular Biology - Université Laval

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My research team and I are interested in the molecular and cellular events involved in the initiation, execution and regulation of cell death in mammalian cells. We  focus on two main facets of this problem:

1) a fundamental aspect, where we investigate the intracellular signals triggered by the amino acid L-glutamine, and which lead to cell survival. This research has recently found immediate application to medicine, since glutamine is an important amino acid for the survival of several types of cancers.

2) a more applied focus, where the impact of the modulation of cell death on the behaviour of cells of biotechnological interest is investigated.