Dr. Sidong Huang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry at McGill University. He holds a Canada Research Chair in Functional Genomics and is a Member of the Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre. He is also an Associated Member of the McGill University Research Centre on Complex Traits and is the scientific director of the McGill Platform for Cellular Perturbation.
He studied Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Boston University and subsequently obtained his PhD from the University of California, San Francisco in 2003, under the supervision of Dr. Erin O’Shea. He then joined the laboratory of Dr. Rene Bernards at the Netherlands Cancer Institute for his postdoctoral training. In 2013, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor at McGill University. His work has uncovered novel resistance mechanisms to cancer therapeutics, identified new treatment strategies and led to the establishment of clinical trials.
Erika Prando Munhoz
Erika obtained her Ph.D. from São Paulo State University in 2011 and joined the lab in 2020. She provides lab support, manages the McGill Platform for Cellular Perturbation, and works on SWI/SNF-deficient & DICER1-associate cancers.
Xianbing joined the lab in 2017. His main research focus is to uncover resistance mechanisms to CDK4/6 inhibitors and to develop novel effective treatment strategies to enhance the clinical utility of these FDA-approved anticancer drugs.
Zheng joined the lab in 2017. He works on revealing the driver pathways of SMARCA4-loss and targeting vulnerabilities in SMARCA4-deficient ovarian and lung cancers.
Bianca was an undergraduate student at McGill University and now is an MSc student since June 2020. She is exploring a novel vulnerability of SMARCA4/2 deficiency in cancers.
Hannah obtained her B.Sc. from McMaster University and joined the lab in 2020. She research project focuses on DICER1-associated sarcomas.
Connie is an undergraduate student in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at McGill University. She works on chromatin factors modulating chemotherapy responses in cancers.
Former Lab Members
Howard Li, Honors Undergraduate Student (2019-2020), Now a Medical School student, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan, Canada
Geneviève Morin, Research Assistant (2015-2020), Now enjoying nature, Shawinigan, Canada
Yibo Xue, PhD student (2014-2019), Now a Postdoctoral Fellow, The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Canada
Tim Kong, Honors Undergraduate Student, Master Student, Research Assistant (2015-2019) Now an MD/PhD student, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, USA
Rachel Bramley, Undergraduate Student (2018) Now a Dental Medicine student, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan, Canada
Cameron Levins, Master Student (2016-2018) Now a Medical School student, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Jessica Karaguesian, Undergraduate Student (2017) Now an Undergraduate student, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Lashanda Skerritt, Summer Student (2017) Now an MD/PhD student, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Sara Ferwati, Master Student (2015-2017) Now an Epidemiologist at Government of Nunavut, Canada
Nikki Cliffe, Summer Student, Honors Undergraduate Student (2016-2017) Now a Medical School Student, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
Hongbo Chen, Visiting Professor (2015-2016) Now an Associate Professor, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Andreas Papadakis, Postdoctoral Fellow (2013-2016) Now a Research Associate at Lady Davis Institute, Montreal, Canada
Kateryna Rossokhata, Honors Undergraduate Student (2016) Now an PhD student, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Canada
Tiffany Cho, Summer Student (2015) Now a PhD Student, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Chi Ying Cheng, Postdoctoral Fellow (2013-2015) Now an Inside Sales representative at SCP Science, Baie-D’Urfe, Canada
Larischa De Wet, Honors Undergraduate Student (2014) Now a PhD Student, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA
Zhi Zeng, Honors Undergraduate Student (2013-2014) Now a Research Associate, Exiger Vancouver, Vancouver, Canada
Meaghan Van Alstyne, Honors Undergraduate Student (2013) Now a PhD Student, Columbia University, New York, USA
Maryam Ghashghaei, Summer Student (2013) Now a PhD Student, McGill University, Montreal, Canada