INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier
Basic Science
Virology, Immunology

Institut Armand-Frappier

531, boul. des Prairies

Laval (Québec) H7V 1B7

450 687-5010 poste 4262

After the completion of his PhD degree in immunovirology at the Armand-Frappier Institute in 1996, Dr. Lamarre completed a postdoctoral training at Zurich's Institute of Experimental Immunology with Rolf Zinkernagel. He then returned to Canada in 2002 to head the Immunovirology Laboratory of the INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier. The main focus of his laboratory is to better understand the immunological mechanisms that influence the establishment of viral persistence with a special interest in developing models for HCV infection. He also plays an important role in a number of collaborations aimed at developing innovative vaccines and immunotherapeutics against chronic viral infections and cancer. He is a member of the College of Reviewers for the Canada Research Chairs program and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). He holds the Jeanne and J.-Louis Lévesque Research Chair in Immunovirology of the J.-Louis Lévesque Foundation. Dr Lamarre received a number of prestigious awards such as a New Investigator Award from the CIHR and a Chercheurs-boursiers Award from the Fonds de Recherche Santé du Québec. He recently chaired the National Organizing Committee for the 16th International Congress of Virology held in Montreal in 2014 and co-chaired its Scientific Program Committee.