John D. Rioux is a Professor of Medicine at the Université de Montréal and is holder of the Canada Research Chair in Genetics and Genomic Medicine. He is also a senior researcher at the Montreal Heart Institute and Director of its Laboratory for Genetics and Genomic Medicine as well as its Integrative Biology Platform. He has been a leader in gene identification for chronic inflammatory diseases (including Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Lupus, and multiple sclerosis) using genome-wide association approaches.

John’s work is supported by the NIH (NIDDK), CIHR, CFI, Genome Canada, Génome Québec and Crohn’s Colitis Canada.