Claude Bhérer

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Claude Bhérer

Assistant Professor, Department of Human Genetics

Email: claude.bherer@mcgill.ca
Phone: (514) 398-8364

740 Dr Penfield Ave, Room 7101
Montréal, Québec, Canada, H3A 0G4

Claude Bhérer is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Human Genetics at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at McGill University. She leads a population genomics research group within a mission-oriented multidisciplinary Canada Excellence Research Chair program, the McGill CERC in Genomic Medicine, covering all facets of genomic medicine. She was previously a Postdoctoral Researcher within the McGill CERC in genomic medicine advised by Dr Vincent Mooser. Before that, she was a FRQS Postdoctoral Research Fellow in New York. She worked at the New York Genome Center with Joseph K. Pickrell (now at Gencove) and Tuuli Lappalainen, and also with Adam Auton (now at 23andMe) at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She received her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Université de Montréal, M.Sc. in Experimental Medicine (option Population Genetics) from Université Laval, and B.Sc. in Anthropology from Université de Montréal. Her research in the field of human population genetics addresses questions of broad interest in evolutionary biology, genomic medicine and biomedical sciences. Her expertise spans population scale computational analysis, data collection to methods development.

Research Interests

Claude Bhérer studies human evolution using statistical and computational tools applied to large-scale genomic data paired with other information, notably genealogical and phenotypic data. She is interested in understanding the genetic and evolutionary processes shaping genetic differences among us, and how these contribute to adaptation and disease. Her overreaching aim is to transform massive genomic data into improved knowledge of human biology and health.

Recent Publications

  • Tóth, EN, Celant, LR, Niglas, M, Jansen, S, Tramper, J, Baxan, N et al.. Deep phenotyping of unaffected carriers of pathogenic BMPR2 variants screened for pulmonary arterial hypertension. Eur Respir J. 2024; :. doi: 10.1183/13993003.00442-2024. PubMed PMID:38991711 .
  • Fabre, O, Bailly, S, Mithieux, G, Legrand, R, Costentin, C, Astrup, A et al.. Long-term trajectories of weight loss and health outcomes: protocol of the SCOOP-RNPC nationwide observational study. BMJ Open. 2024;14 (7):e082575. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2023-082575. PubMed PMID:38991672 .
  • Donnio, LM, Giglia-Mari, G. Keep calm and reboot - how cells restart transcription after DNA damage and DNA repair. FEBS Lett. 2024; :. doi: 10.1002/1873-3468.14964. PubMed PMID:38991979 .
  • Kadouch, D, Picon, E, Mullaert, J, Delestre, F, Vitiello, D, Roussel, R et al.. Ensuring optimal lipid oxidation during physical activity in overweight and obese patients using a capillary glycerol sensor. Clin Nutr ESPEN. 2024; :. doi: 10.1016/j.clnesp.2024.06.027. PubMed PMID:38991939 .
  • Deschamps, R, Guillaume, J, Ciron, J, Audoin, B, Ruet, A, Maillart, E et al.. Early Maintenance Treatment Initiation and Relapse Risk Mitigation After a First Event of MOGAD in Adults: The MOGADOR2 Study. Neurology. 2024;103 (3):e209624. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000209624. PubMed PMID:38991174 .
  • Alaa Eddine, M, Nosov, DR, Lepre, LF, Serghei, A, Schmidt, DF, Montarnal, D et al.. Dynamic Ion Gels from the Complex Coacervation of Oppositely Charged Poly(ionic liquid)s. ACS Macro Lett. 2024; :921-927. doi: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.4c00253. PubMed PMID:38991146 .
  • Soulage, CO, Van Coppenolle, F, Guebre-Egziabher, F. The conversational AI "ChatGPT" outperforms medical students on a physiology university examination. Adv Physiol Educ. 2024; :. doi: 10.1152/advan.00181.2023. PubMed PMID:38991037 .
  • Melogno, I, Takatani, S, Llanos, P, Goncalves, C, Kodera, C, Martin, M et al.. A transient radial cortical microtubule array primes cell division in Arabidopsis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2024;121 (29):e2320470121. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2320470121. PubMed PMID:38990951 .
  • Muñiz-Castrillo, S, Villagrán-García, M, Peris Sempere, V, Farina, A, Pinto, AL, Picard, G et al.. HLA-DR3 ~ DQ2 associates with sensory neuropathy in paraneoplastic neurological syndromes with Hu antibodies. J Neurol. 2024; :. doi: 10.1007/s00415-024-12534-7. PubMed PMID:38990347 .
  • Monnier, A, Jacolin, C, Atkinson, S, Bussières, JF. Assessment of Effectiveness of 2 Medication-Use Process Quality Audit Tools Using Clinical Performance Feedback Intervention Theory. Can J Hosp Pharm. 2024;77 (3):e3487. doi: 10.4212/cjhp.3487. PubMed PMID:38988876 PubMed Central PMC11210594.
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