Yasser Riazalhosseini Ph.D.

Yasser Riazalhosseini


2012-Present Assistant Professor, Department of Human Genetics, McGill University
Principal investigator, McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre
2010-2012 Postdoctoral Fellow, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Germany
2005-2010 Ph.D. Molecular biology, DKFZ and University of Heidelberg, Germany
2002-2005 M.Sc. Cellular and Molecular biology, Khatam institute of higher education, Iran
1997-2002 B.Sc. Microbiology, University of Esfahan, Iran

Research Interests

Characterization of cancer genome, epigenome and transcriptome patterns has shed light on molecular mechanisms that underlie tumorigenesis. It has also revealed the existence of distinct molecular signatures, even within a tumor entity, that are associated with, and can contribute to, heterogenous behavior of individual tumors at the clinical level. We are employing different technologies to generate and study molecular profiles of tumor specimens in order to identify driver aberrations. Most of our projects utilize next-generation-sequencing and include a computational data analysis component. We also follow with functional characterization of promising candidate molecules using various cancer models.

Our current projects focus on:

  • Integrative genome analysis of cancer cells
  • Analysis of tumor heterogeneity
  • Cancer gene regulatory programs
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Lab Composition

Yasser Riazalhosseini PI
Madeleine Arseneault Research assistant and lab manager
Mehran Karimzadeh Reghbati Graduate student
Nazanin Nourbehesht Trainee