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Gilbert Bernier


PhD, Molecular Biology, Université de Montréal, Canada

Current position

Group Leader, Stem Cell and Developmental Biology Laboratory, Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, Canada

Associate Professor, Neuroscience Department, Université de Montréal, Canada


  1. Barabino, A., Plamondon, V., Abdouh, M., Chatoo, W., Flamier, A., Hanna, R., Zhou, S., Motoyama, N., Hebert, M., Lavoie, J. and Bernier, G. (2016). Loss of Bmi1 causes anomalies in retinal development and degeneration of cone photoreceptors. Development 143(9): 1571-1584.
  2. Abdouh, M., Hanna, R., El Hajjar, J., Flamier, A. and Bernier, G. (2016). The Polycomb Repressive Complex 1 Protein BMI1 Is Required for Constitutive Heterochromatin Formation and Silencing in Mammalian Somatic Cells. J Biol Chem 291(1): 182-197.
  3. Zhou, S., Flamier, A., Abdouh, M., Tetreault, N., Barabino, A., Wadhwa, S. and Bernier, G. (2015). Differentiation of human embryonic stem cells into cone photoreceptors through simultaneous inhibition of BMP, TGFbeta and Wnt signaling. Development 142(19): 3294-3306.
Protocols by Gilbert Bernier
  1. Differentiation of Human Embryonic Stem Cells into Cone Photoreceptors