The projects in our lab aim to better understand how natural selection has contributed to the evolution of our species and to which extent past selection events impact present-day susceptibility to disease. Our group studies the genetic basis of differences in immune response among different individuals and human populations as well as the phenotypic evolution of immune responses in primates. Most projects in the lab are multidisciplinary and combine the use of cutting edge genomic techniques (e.g., RNA-seq) with immunological and evolutionary genetic tools.
July 1st 2018
The Barreiro lab officially moved to the University of Chicago
June 1st 2018
A new paper done in collaboration with Bana Jabri’s laboratory came out recently in Nature. Congrats to Alain and Luis for that awesome work!
Jan 11th 2018
Our new paper is out!! Done in collaboration with Maziar Divangahi Laboratory! Check it out in Cell!
Jan 8th 2018
Vote for us!! Quebec Science discovery of the year!
Dec 1st 2017
In June 2018 our lab will be moving to the University of Chicago! We have several postdoc and PhD positions available!
Sep 18 2017
Hey all! It’s been a while since the last post! Here’s some news since the last time!
A whole new review done in collaboration with Jenny Tung has just been published in Current Opinion in Genetics & Development.
The contribution of admixture to primate evolution
Furthermore, we would like to congratulate Luis for being nominated in the College of the Royal Society of Canada! Congrats Luis!
Feb 10 2017
The team section has a new look now on Mac/PC. Check it out, descriptions will come soon!
Jan 25 2017
Lab just came back from an incredible lab retreat! Plenty of ideas came out and that fresh air loaded up our batteries for this new year to come!
Nov 30 2016
New Neanderthal paper out!!! Check it out! Congrats Lab!
Nov 24 2016
Oct 20 2016
Can't wait to have you around! Particularly excited that our labs will be next to each other 😀. twitter.com/blekhman/statu…