Dr. Anne-Claude Gingras
Anne-Claude Gingras is a Senior Investigator at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute (Mount Sinai Hospital) and an Associate Professor in the Molecular Genetics Department at the University of Toronto. She holds a Canada Research Chair in Functional Proteomics and the Lea Reichmann Chair in Cancer Proteomics. She obtained her PhD in 2001 from McGill University for her studies on the regulation of protein synthesis which she performed under the guidance of Prof. Nahum Sonenberg. She then went on to the Institute for Systems Biology to pursue postdoctoral training under the supervision of Prof. Ruedi Aebersold, an internationally recognized leader in mass spectrometry and proteomics. Dr. Gingras was recruited to the Lunenfeld in 2005 for her expertise in proteomics and cellular signalling, and was cross-appointed in 2006 in the Department of Molecular Genetics at the University of Toronto. Since joining the Lunenfeld, Dr. Gingras has successfully established a research program aimed at understanding how serine/threonine phosphatases interact with regulatory molecules and substrates, and how they are regulated. Her studies have led to the discovery of a several signalling complexes important in health and disease, including in stroke and in the resistance to anticancer agents. Dr. Gingras has further blossomed into a technological innovator, and she has developed novel methods for analyzing how proteins inside the cell associate with each other to perform their function. Dr. Gingras’ vision is that by freely disseminating the tools created by her laboratory to other research groups and training young researchers, she will enable transformative research to be performed across the world, maximizing the impact of her own research on human health. Her productivity is evidenced by the fact that she has so far published more than 80 papers which have been cited more than 9500 times.