Jean Gagnon was born in Chicoutimi (Quebec), Canada, in 1945. He received his B.Sc. degree in biochemistry from Laval University in Quebec and his Ph.D. degree in biochemistry from the University of Toronto, Canada, in 1976. During 1976-1978, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA. In 1978, Gagnon joined the Medical Research Council within the Immunochemistry Unit at Oxford University, UK. He was recruited in 1985 by the National Research Council of Canada as a Section Head at the Biotechnology Research Institute in Montreal. Since 1988, he has been a Research Director with the CNRS in Grenoble, France. He worked first at the Institute for Structural Biology and later moved to the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of the University of Grenoble. Gagnon's main interests are protein chemistry, enzymology, proteolytic enzymes, posttranslational modification, folding and self-assembly of proteins, and prion diseases.
Biography Updated on 23 June 2013