Dominic ROY

Dominic ROY


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Assistant professor Department of microbiology, infectiology and immunology, Université de Montréal

Other Affiliation

Member Montreal Cancer Institute

Research Interests

A major area of research in our lab focuses on the use of oncolytic viruses as cancer therapeutics. We are particularly interested in understanding the interplay between tumor cell metabolism, virus replication, and antiviral immunity. Our research aims to identify metabolic pathways in tumor cells that regulate oncolytic virus replication and to manipulate tumor cell metabolism to improve oncolytic virus therapy.

Because the induction of potent anti-tumor immune responses is an important mechanism by which oncolytic viruses work, another goal of our research is to understand the impact of metabolism on the function of T cells in the context of cancer immunotherapy.


This multidisciplinary theme brings together clinicians, basic researchers and epidemiologists. Its current activities are grouped into six sub-themes. Treatment and chemoprevention  This sub-theme, plays a front line role through the development of new treatments and chemotherapies targ…

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