About

Dr. Derrick Rancourt is a professor in the Departments of Oncology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, and Medical Genetics at the University of Calgary.

He is currently the Director of the ESTM Facility, a member of the Southern Alberta Cancer Research Institute, Deputy Director of the McCaig Institute for Bone & Joint Health, and Associate Scientific Staff Member of the Tom Baker Cancer Centre.

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Research

The Rancourt lab research program revolves around the derivation, expansion, differentiation and genetic manipulation of mouse and human pluripotent stem cells (PSCs), including embryonic stem (ES) cells and induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells.

Recently, we have discovered that fluid shear stress in SSBs induces pluripotency and significantly increases the efficiency of generating iPS cells.

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Opportunities

The Rancourt lab is committed to providing opportunities for research trainees to further their scientific careers. Prospective lab members are evaluated based on the suitability of the applicants' background to current research goals and research projects.

Ideal candidates should have backgrounds in molecular biology and genetics. However, interested individuals from all discplines are encouraged to apply.

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