Denis Claude Roy

Director, Institut Universitaire d’Hémato-Oncologie et de Thérapie Cellulaire, Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont

Professor of medecine at the Université de Montreal, Denis Claude Roy is Founder and Director of the Institut Universitaire d’Hémato-Oncologie et de Thérapie Cellulaire (IUHOTC), and Centre d’excellence en thérapie cellulaire (CETC), à l’Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, CIUSSS-East-Island-of-Montréal; General Director of CellCAN Canadian Regenerative Medicine and Cell Therapy Network for Knowledge Mobilization (Network of Centres of Excellence); and Chief Scientific Officer of C3i, the Centre for Commercialization of Cancer Immunotherapy and Regenerative Medicine. He is also co-director of ThéCell, the Québec Cell, Tissue and Gene Therapy Network of the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé.

Trained in tumor immunology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston (USA), his translational and clinical research focuses on cell manipulation in order to improve the clinical impact of stem cells, cancer immunotherapy and regenerative medicine. The main objective of his work is to develop approaches to fight blood cancers and promote immune tolerance. He has chaired more than 15 Phase I, II and III cell therapy clinical trials at national and international levels. He has published over 130 original articles and book chapters in prestigious journals. He is developing a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Gene Therapy Production Unit at the CETC.

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