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Philippe Gros

Philippe Gros’ research seeks out genes, proteins and pathways in mice that relate to complex human diseases. He focuses on infectious disease, cancer and the birth defect spina bifida, which causes underdevelopment in the spinal cord and the bones around it. He studies the genetic factors that may predispose us to diseases, cause it, or result in drug resistance during treatment. His laboratory aims to create diagnostic tools and small molecule drugs to help treat diseases using the knowledge gained from their studies of mice and zebra fish.


McLaughlin Medal for Scientific Excellence, Royal Society of Canada, 2014.

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, 2013.

Killam Prize in Health Sciences, Canada Council for the Arts, 2009.

Prix Wilder-Penfield, Government of Quebec, 2008.

Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, 2003.

Relevant Publications

S. Torre et al, "THEMIS is required for pathogenesis of cerebral malaria and for protection against pulmonation tuberculosis," Infect. Immun., vol. 82, no. 2, pp. 759-768, Feb. 2015.

X. Zhang et al, "Human intracellular ISG15 prevents interferon-α/β over-amplification and auto-inflammation," Nature, vol. 517, no. 7532, Jan. 2015.

P. Gros and Y. Belkaid, "Ediorial Overview: Host pathogens," Curr. Opin. Immunol., vol. 29, pp. iv-vi, Aug. 2014.



Trottier Fellow Humans & the Microbiome


McGill UniversityDepartment of Biochemistry


PhD (Experimental Medicine) McGill University

MSc (Microbiology and Immunology) Université de Montréal

BSc (Biochemistry) Université de Montréal



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