Guy Sauvageau, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.P.(C)

Awards & Honours


  • Postdoctoral training with Keith R. Humphries, Terry Fox Laboratory, BC Cancer Research Centre, 1996
  • Residencies in internal medicine and hematology, 1992
  • Ph.D. in Experimental Medicine, University of British Columbia, 1995
  • M.Sc. in Immunovirology, Université de Montréal, 1989
  • Ph.D. in Medicine, Université de Montréal, 1987

Research Support

  • Canadian Institutes for Health Research
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research Foundation
  • Génome Canada
  • Génome Québec
  • Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute
  • Stem Cell Network
  • Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé

Guy Sauvageau is a researcher and clinical practitioner, specializing in the transplant of bone marrow-derived stem cells, called hematopoietic stem cells, and in the study of the molecular mechanism involved in their self-renewal. Dr. Sauvageau’s research on the Bmi1 gene may lead to new ways to destroy tumour cells.

In tandem with his research and training activities at the IRIC, Dr. Sauvageau does bone marrow transplants at Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital in Montréal. His success with the expansion of stem cells paved the way for a major project conducted jointly by the IRIC and MRH to establish a cell therapy centre.

Dr. Sauvageau holds numerous patents on applications that are under development for industrial and clinical use.

Some articles and videos

View a series of stories about research of Dr. Guy Sauvageau and his team on the multiplication of stem cells in a unit of cord blood and the molecule UM171 to treat certain types of cancer.

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