A student from the Quebec Network of Junior Pain Investigators was awarded the Relève étoiles Jacques-Genest prize from the Fonds de recherche en santé du Québec.
Jade Degrandmaison received the Relève étoiles Jacques-Genest prize from the Fonds de recherche en santé du Québec in January 2021 for her article “In vivo mapping of a GPCR interactome using knockin mice” published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS). Jade Degrandmaison is a doctoral student in pharmacology, under the supervision of Professors Jean-Luc Parent and Louis Gendron, at the research center of the Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke (CHUS) and is a member of the Quebec Network of Student Researchers on Pain.
In her paper, she is interested in a family of opioid receptors (Delta-type receptor, DOPr) that reduces the side effects associated with their use.
In addition to her contribution to the scientific community, Jade Degrandmaison has decided to share her prize with the patients community by making a donation to the Quebec Association of Chronic Pain.
Congratulations to Jade and her team!