Abbie completed her MSc specializing in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Ottawa in 2012. Her research, supervised by Dr. Marc Ekker, analyzed the function of PARP3 in the early development of zebrafish embryos. Abbie then began a career as an Embryologist and Andrologist and during the following eight years she developed her skills within in-vitro fertilization clinics where she also performed research on sperm DNA fragmentation. In addition, she recently contributed to opening a new clinic.
Abbie recently joined the Lochmüller lab as a Research Technician where she will be contributing to many projects tackling important questions in the field of Neuromuscular Disease Research.
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Rouleau, M, Saxena, V, Rodrigue, A, Paquet, ER, Gagnon, A, Hendzel, MJ et al.. A key role for poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase 3 in ectodermal specification and neural crest development. PLoS ONE. 2011.6 (1)e15834 PMID:21264220
Michael H. Dahan, MD, Rabea Youcef Khoudja, MD, PhD, Abbie Gagnon, M.Sc., Grace Tan, D. Phil, Seang Lin Tan, MD, MBA. Factors which predict improvement in DNA fragmentation on a second semen specimen 3 hours after the first. 2019. Fertility and Sterility : Volume 112, Issue 3 , Supplement, Pages e288–e289
Michael H. Dahan, MD, Rabea Youcef Khoudja, MD, PhD, Abbie Gagnon, M.Sc., Grace Tan, D. Phil, Seang Lin Tan, MD, MBA. Second ejaculation: a simple, cost free mechanism to deal with high sperm DNA fragmentation. 2019. Fertility and Sterility : Volume 112, Issue 3, supplement, Page e285