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

  • Mauries, S, Bertrand, L, Frija-Masson, J, Benzaquen, H, Kalamarides, S, Sauvage, K et al.. Effects of smoking on sleep architecture and ventilatory parameters including apneas: Results of the Tab-OSA study. Sleep Med X. 2023;6 :100085. doi: 10.1016/j.sleepx.2023.100085. PubMed PMID:37736106 PubMed Central PMC10509708.
  • Goobar, A, Johansson, J, Schulze, S, Arendse, N, Carracedo, AS, Dhawan, S et al.. Uncovering a population of gravitational lens galaxies with magnified standard candle SN Zwicky. Nat Astron. 2023;7 (9):1098-1107. doi: 10.1038/s41550-023-01981-3. PubMed PMID:37736027 PubMed Central PMC10509034.
  • Sawras, V, Deuffic-Burban, S, Préau, M, Spire, B, Yazdanpanah, Y, Champenois, K et al.. Assessing complex interventions: a systematic review of outcomes used in randomised controlled trials on STI partner notification in high-income countries. BMC Public Health. 2023;23 (1):1838. doi: 10.1186/s12889-023-16763-9. PubMed PMID:37735382 .
  • Barbayianni, I, Kanellopoulou, P, Fanidis, D, Nastos, D, Ntouskou, ED, Galaris, A et al.. SRC and TKS5 mediated podosome formation in fibroblasts promotes extracellular matrix invasion and pulmonary fibrosis. Nat Commun. 2023;14 (1):5882. doi: 10.1038/s41467-023-41614-x. PubMed PMID:37735172 .
  • Marques, A, Rieu, I, Pereira, B, Castelnovo, G, Fluchère, F, Laurencin, C et al.. French validation of the Quality of life in Essential Tremor Questionnaire (QUEST) and the Essential Tremor Embarrassment Assessment (ETEA). Rev Neurol (Paris). 2023; :. doi: 10.1016/j.neurol.2023.03.030. PubMed PMID:37735016 .
  • Marzin, P, Rondeau, S, Alessandri, JL, Dieterich, K, le Goff, C, Mahaut, C et al.. Weill-Marchesani syndrome: natural history and genotype-phenotype correlations from 18 news cases and review of literature. J Med Genet. 2023; :. doi: 10.1136/jmg-2023-109288. PubMed PMID:37734846 .
  • Gillet, Y, Lorrot, M, Minodier, P, Ouziel, A, Haas, H, Cohen, R et al.. Antimicrobial treatment of skin and soft tissue infections. Infect Dis Now. 2023; :104787. doi: 10.1016/j.idnow.2023.104787. PubMed PMID:37734714 .
  • Foré, R, Liozon, E, Dumonteil, S, Sené, T, Héron, E, Lacombe, V et al.. BOB-ACG study: Is there any interest of pulse methylprednisolone to prevent bilateral ophthalmologic damage in giant cell arteritis? A multicentre retrospective study with propensity score analysis. Joint Bone Spine. 2023; :105641. doi: 10.1016/j.jbspin.2023.105641. PubMed PMID:37734440 .
  • Reynolds, JV, Preston, SR, O'Neill, B, Lowery, MA, Baeksgaard, L, Crosby, T et al.. Trimodality therapy versus perioperative chemotherapy in the management of locally advanced adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus and oesophagogastric junction (Neo-AEGIS): an open-label, randomised, phase 3 trial. Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2023; :. doi: 10.1016/S2468-1253(23)00243-1. PubMed PMID:37734399 .
  • Trecourt, A, Cottinet, PJ, Donzel, M, Favretto, M, Bancel, B, Decaussin-Petrucci, M et al.. Carbon footprint evaluation of routine anatomic pathology practices using eco-audit: Current status and mitigation strategies. Ann Diagn Pathol. 2023;67 :152210. doi: 10.1016/j.anndiagpath.2023.152210. PubMed PMID:37734347 .
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