Dr Greg FitzHarris
Greg is Professeur Agrégé at the University of Montreal, where his lab studies the cell biology of eggs and embryos, as a basis for understanding fertility. In particular his lab uses live imaging approaches to examine the mechanism of chromosome segregation in these developmental contexts. Errors in chromosome segregation are particularly common in eggs and embryos, and Gregs labs work aims to determine why this is the case, and explore possible routes of preventing errors to increase developmental potential. Recent discoveries include the observations that MT dysfunction contributes to segregation error in oocytes from older females, and that micronucleus dynamics participate in segregation error in embryos. Work in Gregs lab is funded by CIHR, NSERC, CFI and Foundation Levesque.
Outside of work Greg is trying to persuade his son to play football (soccer) rather than ice hockey.