Andrée Gauthier-Fisher, PhD Director of Stem Cell Research
Andrée completed her Doctor of Philosophy degree at the University of Toronto in 2009. Under the supervision of Drs. Freda Miller and David Kaplan at the Hospital for Sick Children, she studied the molecular mechanisms that regulate how stem cells generate neurons, astrocytes and oligodendrocytes (the three main cell types in the brain) during fetal brain development, and how perturbations in these early events can lead to neurological and cognitive dysfunction later in life. In her ensuing postdoctoral studies, she investigated molecular mechanisms that promote the maintenance of neural stem cells from embryogenesis to adulthood. Andrée joined CReATe as Director of Stem Cell Research in June 2010 and leads the team and research projects outlined above. Andrée’s research interests include many other areas of infertility research, and she has become an advisor and collaborator on many embryology, ovarian biology and andrology basic sciences projects at CReATe.