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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

  • Martin, J. AlphaFold2 Predicts Whether Proteins Interact Amidst Confounding Structural Compatibility. J Chem Inf Model. 2024; :. doi: 10.1021/acs.jcim.3c01805. PubMed PMID:38373070 .
  • Maucourt, F, Doumèche, B, Nazaret, S, Fraissinet-Tachet, L. Under explored roles of microbial ligninolytic enzymes in aerobic polychlorinated biphenyl transformation. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2024; :. doi: 10.1007/s11356-024-32291-4. PubMed PMID:38372925 .
  • Boeykens, F, Abitbol, M, Anderson, H, Dargar, T, Ferrari, P, Fox, PR et al.. Classification of feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy-associated gene variants according to the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics guidelines. Front Vet Sci. 2024;11 :1327081. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2024.1327081. PubMed PMID:38371598 PubMed Central PMC10873919.
  • Bodilis, J, Simenel, O, Michalet, S, Brothier, E, Meyer, T, Favre-Bonté, S et al.. HME, NFE, and HAE-1 efflux pumps in Gram-negative bacteria: a comprehensive phylogenetic and ecological approach. ISME Commun. 2024;4 (1):ycad018. doi: 10.1093/ismeco/ycad018. PubMed PMID:38371394 PubMed Central PMC10872679.
  • Uppalapati, VK, Nag, DS. A Comparative Analysis of AI Models in Complex Medical Decision-Making Scenarios: Evaluating ChatGPT, Claude AI, Bard, and Perplexity. Cureus. 2024;16 (1):e52485. doi: 10.7759/cureus.52485. PubMed PMID:38371109 PubMed Central PMC10874112.
  • Nicvert, L, Donnet, S, Keith, M, Peel, M, Somers, MJ, Swanepoel, LH et al.. Using the multivariate Hawkes process to study interactions between multiple species from camera trap data. Ecology. 2024; :e4237. doi: 10.1002/ecy.4237. PubMed PMID:38369779 .
  • Dehay, C, Huttner, WB. Development and evolution of the primate neocortex from a progenitor cell perspective. Development. 2024;151 (4):. doi: 10.1242/dev.199797. PubMed PMID:38369736 .
  • Sabbagh, C, Beyer-Berjot, L, Ouaissi, M, Zerbib, P, Bridoux, V, Manceau, G et al.. Risk factors for severe morbidity and definitive stoma after elective surgery for sigmoid diverticulitis: a multicenter national cohort study. Tech Coloproctol. 2024;28 (1):34. doi: 10.1007/s10151-023-02906-y. PubMed PMID:38369674 .
  • Bruel, S, Rakotomampionona, Z, Gignon, M, Agrinier, N, Ndiaye, NC, Lasset, C et al.. The intentions of French health university students to recommend and to receive the HPV vaccine are mainly influenced by vaccine knowledge, confidence in vaccines and personal HPV vaccination. Vaccine. 2024; :. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2024.02.033. PubMed PMID:38369391 .
  • Caprin, B, Gobard, M, Hoesch, A, Da Cruz-Boisson, F, Fleury, E, Charlot, A et al.. Fructose/glycerol/water as a biosourced LTTM solvent to design a variety of sodium alginate-based soft materials with enhanced rheological properties. Carbohydr Polym. 2024;330 :121804. doi: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2024.121804. PubMed PMID:38368096 .
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