Martin J. Richer, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, McGill University
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Associate Member, Rosalind & Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre 
McIntyre Medical Building - Room 712
3655 promenade Sir William Osler
Montreal, QC, Canada H3G 1Y6 
T 514-398-4400 Office Ext.: 00538, Lab Ext.: 04510

E-mail: martin.j.richer(at)mcgill.ca

Updated: February 18, 2020

Stefanie F. Valbon
M.Sc. student
supported by FRQS
 
Current Position
Sept 2018-present M. Sc. student
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
stefanie.valbon(at)mail.mcgill.ca
Training

2017-2018 Research Assistant

Department of Microbiology & Immunology
McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
Supervisor Dr. Martin J. Richer

2013-2016 Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Department of Microbiology & Immunology

McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada

Honours project supervisor Dr. Martin J. Richer

 
Research Interests
My passion for research started to develop during CEGEP where I conducted a research project aiming to analyze bacterial levels in a variety of water samples. After been exposed to this first research opportunity I knew I needed to keep going in this path. I started volunteering at the Richer Lab during my second year of undergrad and continued my research during honours and now as a research assistant. My research focuses on further understanding the mechanism of memory CD8 T cell generation and re-activation. We are currently analyzing a transcription factor which seems to play a role during CD8 T cell memory generation. Furthermore, we are also investigating the mechanism of memory CD8 T cell accumulation following re-infection. Apart from science and medicine, I also love to read, dance ballet and sew dresses for kids in countries of need. Check out our website Dressing With Love.
Publications
Pardy, RD, SF Valbon and MJ Richer. Running interference: Interplay between Zika virus and the host interferon response. Cytokine 2019: 119: 7-15. PMID: 30856603. Review.
Valbon, SF#, SA Condotta# and MJ Richer. Regulation of effector and memory CD8 T cell function by inflammatory cytokines. Cytokine 2016: 82: 16-23. PMID: 26688544. #Authors contributed equally. Review.