Gregory Emery, Ph.D.

Awards & Honours

  • Canada Research Chair in Vesicle Transport and Cell Signalling, 2007-
  • Fellowship, Advanced Researcher, Swiss National Foundation, 2003-2004
  • First Poster Prize – ELSO Meeting – 2003
  • Fellowship, Prospective Researcher, Swiss National Foundation, 2002
  • Novartis Prize in Biochemistry – University of Geneva, 1997


  • Postoctoral training with Juergen Knoblich, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), 2004, and Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Science (IMBA), 2006
  • Ph.D. in Biochemistry with Jean Gruenberg, University of Geneva, Switzerland, 2002
  • M.Sc. in Biochemistry with Jean Gruenberg, University of Geneva, Switzerland, 1997

Research Support

  • Canadian Foundation for Innovation
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
  • Cancer Research Society

During his training years in Biochemistry, Gregory Emery soon became interested into the field of vesicular trafficking. An interest that went confirmed during his Ph.D. (1997-2002) with Dr. Jean Gruenberg at the University of Geneva (Switzerland), one renowned place for Endocytosis core research. For five years, Gregory Emery has specifically worked on characterizing transmembrane proteins of the p24 Family involved in the Golgi organization.

With the will of going from a culture model to an animal model, Gregory Emery joined in 2002 the research group of Dr. Juergen Knoblich in Vienna (Austria), to work on drosophilia, successively postdoc at the IMP then the IMBA where he confirmed his research on the role of the Recycling Endosome during asymetric cell division.

At IRIC, Gregory Emery’s research unit is dedicated to understanding the role of vesicular trafficking in the regulation of cell signaling, using mainly the fruit fly model.

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