Michel Roger

Title: Geographical full time professor
Adresse: Laboratoires du CHUM
CHUM1000, rue Saint-Denis, Pavillon FMontréal (Québec)  H2X 0C1
Room: F-06-1047
Phone: 514-890-8000, ext. 20934 (office) or 31330 (Lab)
Email: michel.roger.chum@ssss.gouv.qc.ca


Dr. Roger graduated from the Université de Montréal (M.Sc. and Ph.D under the direction of Dr. P. Viens) and Medicine (M.D) in Medical Microbiology and Infectiology. He continues his postdoctoral studies in genetics at the McGill Institute for Resistance Research Center with Dr. E. Schurr. Dr. Roger began his academic career at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Université de Montréal in 1997. He is now a Full Professor at the FRQS. Dr. Roger is the author of more than 100 publications. He is the director of the CHUM Laboratory of Molecular Diagnostics and sits on numerous national and international pairs committees.


  • Michèle Byrns
  • Marie-Claude Faucher M.Sc.
  • Lyvia Fourcade M.Sc.
  • Meriam Memmi Ph.D
  • Johanne Poudrier Ph.D.


  • Immunology
  • Virology
  • Clinical

Research topics

  • Host immunogenetic factors in the susceptibility to HIV and cancer.
  • Mucosal and cellular immunity in HIV infection.
  • Mechanisms of resistance to antiviral and antibacterial drugs.
  • Development of molecular tests for rapid diagnosis of infections.


  • Gauvin J, Chagnon-Choquet J, Poudrier J, Roger M (2016). Fluctuations in blood marginal zone B-cell frequencies may reflect migratory patterns associated with HIV-1 disease progression status. PLoS One 11(5): e0155868
  • Sabourin-Poirier C, Fourcade L, Chagnon-Choquet J, Labbé AC, Alary M, F Guedou, Poudrier J, Roger M (2016). Blood B Lymphocyte Stimulator (BLyS)/BAFF levels may reflect natural immunity to HIV in highly exposed uninfected Beninese Commercial Sex Workers. Scientific Reports 6: 32318 doi: 10.1036/srep32318
  • Brenner BG, Ibanescu RI, Hardy I, Stephens D, Otis J, Moodie E, Grossman Z, Vandamme A-M, Roger M, Wainberg MA (2017). Large cluster outbreaks sustain the HIV epidemic among men having sex with men (MSM) in Quebec from 2002 to 2015. AIDS 31(5):707-717. (Editorial dans UNAIDS Science now. 1 mai 2017, https://sciencenow.unaids.org/
  • Thibodeau V, Fourcade L, Labbé AC, Alary M, Guédou F, Poudrier J, Roger M (2017). Highly-Exposed HIV-1 seronegative Female Commercial Sex Workers sustain in their genital mucosa increased frequencies of tolerogenic myeloid and regulatory T-cells. Scientific Reports 7 43857; doi: 10.1038/srep43857