Dr. Francis Rodier is an Assistant Professor in the Department of radiology, radio-oncology and nuclear medicine at Université de Montréal. He is also a principal scientist at the Institut du cancer de Montréal of the Centre de recherche du centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CRCHUM).
Trained as a microbiologist, Dr. Francis Rodier focused his doctoral research on carcinogenesis, obtaining a PhD in molecular biology (Université de Montréal – 2005). He completed his post-doctoral studies at the University of Berkeley and Buck Institute for Age Research in California on DNA damage and inflammation, further developing his interest in DNA repair, oncology and aging. Established in 2010 at Institut du cancer de Montréal of the Centre de recherche du centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CRCHUM), his lab explores cellular and tissue components involved in cancer therapy, focusing on cell fate decisions including senescence and apoptosis.