Emeritus Robert Reford Professor and Professor of Medicine, McGill University

Dr. J.J.M. Bergeron is Emeritus Robert Reford Professor in the Department of Medicine of McGill University. His research accomplishments were recognized through the Royal Society of Canada McLaughlin medal, the Human Proteome Organization Discovery award, the QEII Diamond Jubilee Medal and chevalier de l'Ordre national du Québec. He has been effective through his work on several grants panels and committees overseeing the Medical research Canada of Canada as it transitioned to the CIHR. Additionally, he was on the RAG, the committee overseeing the NCI of the Canadian Cancer society, has worked and chaired several of its grants panels. Dr. Bergeron cofounded, was CSO and then chair of SAB of Caprion Proteomics. He cofounded the Innovation Centre of Genome Quebec/McGill University and was successful in large-scale grants from CFI and Genome Canada. As Chair of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Dr. Bergeron lobbied effectively with MPs and cabinet members to help create CFI and Genome Canada. He has lobbied through op-ed pieces in the National Post, The Edmonton journal the Montreal Gazette and Toronto Star as well as frequent scientific interviews on Radio Canada and Decouverte as well as several health research webcasts. Through community and media education, lobbying university Presidents to intervene with governments to support health research, meeting with policy makers and heads of federal and provincial health research agencies, Dr. Bergeron has been an effective and unstinting advocate for Health Research in Canada. Dr. Bergeron’s research focuses on how the organelles of the cell interact to regulate how proteins exit and enter cells, how they maintain cell homeostasis and how when dysregulated, they cause disease. Dr. Bergeron is married to Kathleen Dickson, a retired chief technician from McGill University, who has coauthored several scientific papers with Dr. Bergeron, including these articles.


  • –present
    Robert Reford Professor and Chair of Anatomy and Cell Biology at McGill, McGill University