Charron, Frédéric, Ph.D.

Directeur, unité de recherche en biologie moléculaire du développement neuronal


Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM)
110, avenue des Pins Ouest
Montréal (Québec) Canada H2W 1R7


  • Izzi L*, Lévesque M*, Morin S, Laniel D, Wilkes BC, Mille F, Krauss RS, McMahon AP, Allen BL, and Charron F. Boc and Gas1 each form distinct Shh receptor complexes with Ptch1 and are required for Shh-mediated cell proliferation. Developmental Cell 2011, 20:788-801. This was a “Most read” article.    *Equal contribution
  • Ruiz de Almodovar CE*, Fabre PJ*, Knevels E, Coulon C, Segura I, Haddick PCG, Aerts L, Delattin N, Strasser G, Oh W-J, Lange C, Vinckier S, Haigh J, Fouquet C, Henderson C, Gu C, Alitalo K, Castellani V, Tessier-Lavigne M, Chedotal A, Charron F†, and Carmeliet P†.  VEGF mediates commissural axon chemoattraction through its receptor Flk1. Neuron 2011, 70:966-78. Highlighted in a Preview article. This was a “Most read” article. • Paper evaluated and noted as “Recommended” by the Faculty of 1000. *Equal contribution       †Co-corresponding authors
  • Camp D, Currie K, Labbé A, van Meyel DJ, and Charron F. IHog and Boi are essential for Hedgehog signaling in Drosophila. Neural Development 2010, 5:28. This is a “Highly accessed” article.
  • Fabre PJ, Shimogori T, and Charron F.  Segregation of ipsilateral retinal ganglion cell axons at the optic chiasm requires the Shh receptor Boc.  The Journal of Neuroscience 2010, 30:266-275.  Paper featured in the “This week in the Journal” section.
  • Yam PT, Langlois SD, Morin S, and Charron F. Sonic hedgehog guides axons through a non-canonical, Src family kinase-dependent signaling pathway. Neuron 2009, 62:349-362.   • Paper evaluated and “Recommended” by the Faculty of 1000.