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Gingras laboratory

We are a signal transduction, systems biology and proteomics lab located at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute (LTRI) in Toronto.

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Anne-Claude Gingras

Dr. Anne-Claude Gingras

Dr. Anne-Claude Gingras is a Senior Investigator at the LTRI and Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto. Dr. Gingras is an expert in mass spectrometry-based proteomics, a technology that enables the identification and quantification of proteins from biological samples. Her lab specializes in developing tools to better understand how proteins associate with one another to perform their functions.

Latest news

  • Four available positions in the lab

    Four positions are available immediately in our group: 3 are temporary (currently = one year contract) to assist in our important profiling of the humoral response to SARS-CoV-2; 1 is permanent, to work within our proteomics and molecular biology team. See our job listings for full details. Update February 2022: these positions have been filled.

  • A new version of ProHits-viz is released

    We have just released a new version of our data visualization suite ProHits-viz, including a new interface, more interactive features, a new analysis tool, detailed online help and a number of tutorial videos. Check out our Twitter thread for more details on the changes.

  • New paper on TurboID-mediated BioID in zebrafish

    Our new paper by Shimon Rosenthal (with Ian Scott) describes protocols for TurboID-mediated proximity-dependent biotinylation in zebrafish embryos using either mRNA injections or inducible transgenics.


Enabling tools for proteomics

Our laboratory aims to continuously improve interaction proteomics through the development of experimental and computational approaches. These include optimized protocols for affinity purifcation and BioID, and tools for mass spectrometry analysis, data management and visualization.

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Systems biology

At the systems level we have studied and continue to perform large-scale projects on protein families, such as phosphatases, kinases, bromodomain-containing proteins and chaperones. We have undertaken organelle-specific studies of RNA bodies, the mitochondria and nuclear bodies, and even a broader project to map the localization of all proteins in the cell. We also have members tackling broad studies on several cell regulatory mechanisms, including somatic cell reprogramming and splicing. These projects utilize a variety of techniques, but in large part are pursued through interaction proteomics.

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Some of our core research interests have been the study of signaling pathways that are deregulated in cancers and rare diseases. These include mTORC1 activation, receptor tyrosine kinase signalling, the STRIPAK phosphatase and kinase complex (implicated in CCM disease) and the Hippo pathway, between the last two of which we interestingly discovered novel and important connections.

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Wifi signal


When the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020, the lab quickly shifted some attention and resources to aid in the global research effort. We began studying the interactome and life cycle of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in infected cells, while also developing assays for the detection of serum and plasma antibodies that block the interaction of the virus with host cell receptors.

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