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This program will give you the opportunity to help advance knowledge and develop new therapies in a number of medical fields.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a master’s degree in biochemistry, microbiology, biology, chemistry, pharmaceutics, physics, medicine, or an equivalent degree.

Applicants must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 out of 4.33.

French proficiency

Applicants must have a good knowledge of written and spoken French.

English proficiency

It requires students to achieve a specific level of English proficiency during their studies, including a good understanding of written English.  Students’ understanding of written English will be assessed by means of a test administered before or at the beginning of the first term.

Research Areas

  • Cancer research
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Diabetes
  • Molecular endocrinology
  • Lipidology
  • Metabolism
  • Neuroimmunology
  • Obesity
  • Cardiovascular physiology
  • Behavioural physiology
  • Reproduction

For more information on the program: (in French only)


Refer to the section « Champs d’expertise de recherche des professeurs » in the official program description for more information on faculty members’ fields of research in molecular medicine. (in French only)

A number of professors have an interest in supervising students under the agreement between UL and the CSC. Their areas of expertise and contact information are provided below.

Chantelle Sephton

Research areas: Neuroscience, neurodegeneration, dementia, ALS
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Cristoforo Silvestri

Dimcho Bachvarov

Donald Poirier

Research areas: Medicinal chemistry, steroids, cancer, drugs, synthetic chemistry, characterization
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Étienne Audet-Walsh

Research areas: Endocrinology, metabolism, cancer, nuclear receptors, transcriptional regulation, metabolomics
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Jacques P. Tremblay

Research areas: Gene therapies for hereditary diseases
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Jean-Philippe Lambert

Jean-Yves Masson

Research areas: DNA repair and cancer therapeutics
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Sheng-Xiang Lin

Research areas: Structural biology, physical biochemistry and endocrinology
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Paul Dutchak

Research areas: Neurometabolism, biochemistry, epilepsy, autism
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Yannick Doyon

Research areas: Targeted genome engineering, genome editing, CRISPR
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