User:Cecile M. Perrault

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Cecile M. Perrault (an artistic interpretation)
  • Cecile M. Perrault
  • Micro and Nanobioengineering Lab
  • BioMedical Engineering Department (Genome building)
  • McGill University
  • 740 Dr. Penfield Avenue, room 6500
  • Montréal, Québec, H3A 1A4
  • Canada
  • Email me through OpenWetWare

I work in the Micro and Nanobioengineering lab at McGill University.


  • 2007, Ph.D in Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, USA
  • 2003, MS in Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, USA
  • 2001, BS in Engineering Sciences with minor in biomechanics, University of Florida, USA

Research interests

  1. Microfluidics meet cell biology : the MicroFluidic Probe

My research involves the microfluidic probe. Our interest are first in improving the technology by developing new designs and second in exploiting the technique in neurobiology, more specifically to study neurite guidance and axonal regeneration in artificial microenvironments. The microfluidic probe (MFP) has unique properties that enable us to use it either as a cell micromanipulator, a protein patterning system or local perfusion device. The MFP can thus be used to precisely tailor the cellular microenvironment.

  1. Mechanotaxis

  1. Interest 3


  1. Segal MS, Shah R, Afzal A, Perrault CM, Chang K, Schuler A, Beem E, Shaw LC, Li Calzi S, Harrison JK, Tran-Son-Tay R, and Grant MB. Nitric oxide cytoskeletal-induced alterations reverse the endothelial progenitor cell migratory defect associated with diabetes. Diabetes. 2006 Jan;55(1):102-9. PubMed ID:16380482 | HubMed [Paper1]
  2. Glover S, Nathaniel R, Shakir L, Perrault C, Anderson RK, Tran-Son-Tay R, and Benya RV. Transient upregulation of GRP and its receptor critically regulate colon cancer cell motility during remodeling. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2005 Jun;288(6):G1274-82. DOI:10.1152/ajpgi.00108.2004 | PubMed ID:15890713 | HubMed [Paper2]
  3. Wolski KM, Perrault C, Tran-Son-Tay R, and Cameron DF. Strength measurement of the Sertoli-spermatid junctional complex. J Androl. 2005 May-Jun;26(3):354-9. DOI:10.2164/jandrol.04142 | PubMed ID:15867003 | HubMed [Paper3]
  4. Perrault CM, Bray EJ, Didier N, Ozaki CK, and Tran-Son-Tay R. Altered rheology of lymphocytes in the diabetic mouse. Diabetologia. 2004 Oct;47(10):1722-6. DOI:10.1007/s00125-004-1524-2 | PubMed ID:15517153 | HubMed [Paper4]
  5. Glover S, Delaney M, Dematte C, Kornberg L, Frasco M, Tran-Son-Tay R, and Benya RV. Phosphorylation of focal adhesion kinase tyrosine 397 critically mediates gastrin-releasing peptide's morphogenic properties. J Cell Physiol. 2004 Apr;199(1):77-88. DOI:10.1002/jcp.10456 | PubMed ID:14978737 | HubMed [Paper5]
All Medline abstracts: PubMed | HubMed

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