Pierre Billon, PhD

PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology, Laval University, Quebec City, Canada
Postdoc in Genetics and Development, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York City, USA

Dr. Pierre Billon

Areas of Research

Genetics, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Cell Biology
The Billon Laboratory is studying the mechanisms that promote Genome Editing and DNA Repair. We employ cutting-edge genome editing technologies (CRISPR-transposons, base editing and prime editing), high-throughput genetic screens in cell lines and in vivo, biochemical assays, cell biology experiments, and mouse models to interrogate and manipulate the cellular mechanisms that protect our genome. Studying and controlling the cellular DNA damage response will not only provide new insights into the mechanisms that promote genome stability to enhance cancer treatments, but also to improve the accuracy, efficiency and safety of modern precision genome editing technologies for the treatment of human genetic diseases.

Supervising degrees

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Masters: Accepting Inquiries
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Doctoral: Unavailable

Working with this supervisor

We are seeking highly motivated and collaborative researchers with a strong interest in the lab.

Please, send the following documents to Dr. Billon by email at pierre.billon@ucalgary.ca

     1) A motivation letter which should include 3 independent parts:

                       1.1. Clearly explain your motivation for joining the lab.

                       1.2. What are your scientific interests, and how do they align with the lab research interests.

                       1.3. Describe why you would be a great addition to the lab.

Due to the large volume of applications, only applications containing this information will be considered.

     2) CV: Detail your past achievements and name and contact information of 2-3 references.

     3) Recent transcripts.