Benoit Chabot

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Université de Sherbrooke

Benoit Chabot obtained his PhD in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University under the supervision of Joan A. Steitz. He subsequently trained with Alan Bernstein at the Mount Sinai Hospital Research Institute in Toronto as the K.M. Hunter Research Fellow of the National Cancer Institute of Canada. In 1988, he joined the Département de microbiologie at Université de Sherbrooke where he was Head of department from 1999 to 2008. He is now director of the Research Centre for RNA Biology at Université de Sherbrooke, and director of the Cancer Axis of the Research Centre of the CHUS.

Benoit Chabot’s research focuses on the mechanisms of alternative RNA splicing and its relevance to human diseases including cancer. From 2000 to 2005, Pr. Chabot was co-founder and president of a small biotechnology company working on telomere function. In 2001, Pr. Chabot became the Canada Research Chair in Functional Genomics. In 2007, he was elected Fellow of the Canadian Academy for Health Sciences.