Michael  Witcher

Assistant Professor


FRQS Chercheurs-boursiers

Jewish General Hospital
Room E-444
3755 Côte Ste Catherine Road
Montreal, QC H3T 1E2

Telephone: 514-340-8222, x3363
E-mail: michael.witcher@mcgill.ca

Education: Ph.D., McGill University; M.Sc., B.Sc., Memorial Univeristy of Newfoundland

Research Focus: Epigenetic silencing of tumour suppressors in breast cancer; Drugging the epigenome as an approach to fight cancer

Recent Publications:

Peña-Hernández R, Marques M, Hilmi K, Zhao T, Saad A, Alaoui-Jamali MA, del Rincon SV, Ashworth T, Roy AL, Emerson BM, Witcher M.Genome-wide targeting of the epigenetic regulatory protein CTCF to gene promoters by the transcription factor TFII-I. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Feb 17;112(7):E677-86. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1416674112. Epub 2015 Feb 2.

Zhao T, Sun Q, del Rincon SV, Lovato A, Marques M and Witcher M. Gallotannin imposes S phase arrest in breast cancer cells and suppresses the growth of triple-negative tumors in vivo. PLoS One. 2014 Mar 21;9(3):e92853. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0092853.