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Michael Charette


  • Accepting Students: Yes
  • Research Category: Childhood Diseases


Current Positions

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
Department of Chemistry
Brandon University

Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba


BSc Honours, Biology, Dalhousie University
PhD, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Departments of Therapeutic Radiology, and of Molecular Biophysics and
Biochemistry, Yale University School of Medicine

Research Focus

My lab uses yeast model systems of rare genetic childhood diseases/ribosomopathies and of cancer.
We study Bowen-Conradi Syndrome, a rare genetic disease found in the Hutterite population of the Canadian prairies. Children born with this disorder fail to grow and die in early infancy.

Research Interests

- Bowen-Conradi Syndrome
- Ribosomopathies
- Cancer
- Yeast model systems
- Ribosome Assembly
- SSU processome