the Gingras Laboratory

The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute

Welcome to the Gingras Lab!

We are a signal transduction, systems biology and proteomics lab located in the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute in Toronto.

Reversible protein phosphorylation is mediated by a network of protein kinases and phosphatases that regulate the response of cells to environmental stimuli. Importantly, misregulation of this process has been implicated in numerous diseases, including cancer and diabetes. We are particularly interested in understanding how phosphatases respond to different environmental cues and how they recognize their substrates. We are applying quantitative proteomics approaches, as well as an array of biochemical and cell biology techniques, to shed light on this important enzyme family. This being said, we also have other fun projects, which you can see under the Research tab.

We also develop technologies and software tools for proteomics, primarily for the analysis of protein-protein interactions. These are listed under the Resources tab. Have a look at our experimental protocols and available cloning vectors. Please also see our dedicated website for the distribution of ProHits, a Laboratory Information Management System for AP-MS experiments. Explore the Contaminant Repository for Affinity Purification (or CRAPome), a resource to help biologists making sense of their interaction data, and navigate our own Interaction Repository.

Recent funding from Genome Canada enabled the creation at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum of the Network Biology Collaborative Centre (NBCC) who is now accepting samples in both the SMART screening and proteomics facilities.

ProHits 4.0 released and published 2016
The ProHits 4.0 publication in press at J Proteomics (Liu et al) describes the use of our ProHits LIMS for Data Independent Acquisition through the incorporation of DIA-Umpire, MSPLIT-DIA and mapDIA. More ...

Welcome Bhavisha and Debbie 2016
Bhavisha is now assisting Dushyandi in the essential lab manager position while Debbie is working on our recently funded CCSRI Innovation grant. Amber is back to continue her work on Hippo signaling. More ...

Welcome Stefan, farewell Wade 2016
Welcome to Stefan Maier, PDFm who will be developing new proteomics approaches. We are sad to say goodbye to our longtime member Wade Dunham who is starting a new venture outside of the city. More ...

Thank you, Canadian Cancer Society! 2016
Thanks to the donors and volunteers of the Canadian Cancer Society, our lab received a two-year grant to investigate endocytic organelles as sites of cellular growth control. More ...

Happy 2016 and welcome all new members! 2016
Welcome to the lab to our new students Ben, Boris and Cassandra! Dushyandi replaces Marilyn as co-manager of the lab. Good luck to Marilyn and hubby Prof Smith in Montreal! More ...

MSPLIT-DIA paper is out in Nature Methods 2015
In a collaboration with Nuno Bandeira, UCSD, we are reporting in Nature Methods a new spectral matching approach for peptide identification from DIA: this will be incorporated in the next ProHits release. More ...

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