CDTRP Research Connect Series

The CDTRP Research Connect fall series is taking place every other Tuesday at 1 pm ET until November 2023. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for this engaging series!

This series streamlines the subset of Theme, Hub, and Working Group meetings that aimed to share and discuss the latest research findings across the network and our Webinar series, which featured national and international speakers. Theme, Hub, and Working Group meetings aimed at developing new initiatives, projects, or grants will be scheduled separately, approximately three times per year per group. Our goal is to make it easy for our members to know about and attend high quality presentations across all Themes and topics of interest. We are aiming for active discussions including researchers, trainees, and patient, family, and donor partners, engaging the whole community as if we were having a family dinner rather than listening to a formal presentation.

Dr. Caroline Lamarche – Treg exhaustion : Myth or reality?

On October 17, 2023, we were pleased to have Dr. Caroline Lamarche, clinician scientist and transplant nephrologist at Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital, to present on the topic: “Treg exhaustion : Myth or reality?” as part of the CDTRP Theme 4 – Tailor an Optimal Immune System for Each Patient.

About Dr. Caroline Lamarche

Dr Caroline Lamarche is a clinician scientist and transplant nephrologist at Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital. She is an assistant clinical professor at the Université de Montréal. After her nephrology training at the Université de Montréal (2015), she completed a Master degree on the use of adoptive immunotherapy to treat/prevent BK nephropathy in kidney transplant recipients. She then pursued a post-doctoral fellowship with Dr. Megan Levings at the University of British Columbia on the use of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) regulatory T cells (Tregs) to induce transplant tolerance. Her lab is working on the development of adoptive immunotherapy in nephrology and understanding Treg dysfunction.