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Jean-Baptiste Rivière, PhD

Junior Scientist, RI-MUHC, Glen site

Child Health and Human Development Program

Assistant Professor, Department of Human Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University

 

Keywords


genomics • bioinformatics • rare diseases • mosaicism • next-generation sequencing

Research Focus


My research focuses on the identification of genetic variants underlying Mendelian disorders using next-generation sequencing and associated bioinformatics tools. I am particularly interested in postzygotic variants (mutations in the genetic code occurring at some point after fertilization) in the context of developmental anomalies, with a special focus on mosaic disorders involving the skin. In the last few years, we have identified several genes mutated in neurological disorders, developmental syndromes, and mosaic skin disorders. My lab is also interested in translating next-generation sequencing methods into new diagnostic tests, in close collaboration with the Molecular Genetics Laboratory of the MUHC. Our ultimate goal is to improve clinical care, molecular diagnosis, genetic counselling, and treatment of rare genetic diseases.

Selected Publications


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  • Thomas AC*, Zeng Z*, Rivière JB*, O'Shaughnessy R, Al-Olabi L, St-Onge J, Atherton DJ, Aubert H, Bagazgoitia L, Barbarot S, Bourrat E, Chiaverini C, Chong WK, Duffourd Y, Glover M, Groesser L, Hadj-Rabia S, Hamm H, Happle R, Mushtaq I, Lacour JP, Waelchli R, Wobser M, Vabres P, Patton EE, Kinsler VA. Mosaic activating mutations in GNA11 and GNAQ are associated with Phakomatosis Pigmentovascularis and Extensive Dermal Melanocytosis. J Invest Dermatol. 2016 Apr;136(4):770-8. *Denotes equal contribution. PMID: 26778290.

  • Thevenon J, Milh M, Feillet F, St-Onge J, Duffourd Y, Jugé C, Roubertie A, Héron D, Mignot C, Raffo E, Isidor B, Wahlen S, Sanlaville D, Villeneuve N, Darmency-Stamboul V, Toutain A, Lefebvre M, Chouchane M, Huet F, Lafon A, de Saint Martin A, Lesca G, El Chehadeh S, Thauvin-Robinet C, Masurel-Paulet A, Odent S, Villard L, Philippe C, Faivre L, Rivière JB. Mutations in SLC13A5 cause autosomal-recessive epileptic encephalopathy with seizure onset in the first days of life. Am J Hum Genet. 2014 Jul 3;95(1):113-20. PMID: 24995870.

  • Thauvin-Robinet C, Auclair M, Duplomb L, Caron-Debarle M, Avila M, St-Onge J, Le Merrer M, Le Luyer B, Héron D, Mathieu-Dramard M, Bitoun P, Petit JM, Odent S, Amiel J, Picot D, Carmignac V, Thevenon J, Callier P, Laville M, Reznik Y, Fagour C, Nunes ML, Capeau J, Lascols O, Huet F, Faivre L, Vigouroux C, Rivière JB. PIK3R1 mutations cause syndromic insulin resistance with lipoatrophy. Am J Hum Genet. 2013 Jul 11;93(1):141-9. PMID: 23810378.

  • Rivière JB, Mirzaa GM, O'Roak BJ, Beddaoui M, Alcantara D, Conway RL, St-Onge J, Schwartzentruber JA, Gripp KW, Nikkel SM, Worthylake T, Sullivan CT, Ward TR, Butler HE, Kramer NA, Albrecht B, Armour CM, Armstrong L, Caluseriu O, Cytrynbaum C, Drolet BA, Innes AM, Lauzon JL, Lin AE, Mancini GM, Meschino WS, Reggin JD, Saggar AK, Lerman-Sagie T, Uyanik G, Weksberg R, Zirn B, Beaulieu CL; Finding of Rare Disease Genes (FORGE) Canada Consortium, Majewski J, Bulman DE, O'Driscoll M, Shendure J, Graham JM Jr, Boycott KM, Dobyns WB. De novo germline and postzygotic mutations in AKT3, PIK3R2 and PIK3CA cause a spectrum of related megalencephaly syndromes. Nat Genet. 2012 Jun 24;44(8):934-40. PMID: 22729224.

  • Rivière JB, van Bon BW, Hoischen A, Kholmanskikh SS, O'Roak BJ, Gilissen C, Gijsen S, Sullivan CT, Christian SL, Abdul-Rahman OA, Atkin JF, Chassaing N, Drouin-Garraud V, Fry AE, Fryns JP, Gripp KW, Kempers M, Kleefstra T, Mancini GM, Nowaczyk MJ, van Ravenswaaij-Arts CM, Roscioli T, Marble M, Rosenfeld JA, Siu VM, de Vries BB, Shendure J, Verloes A, Veltman JA, Brunner HG, Ross ME, Pilz DT, Dobyns WB. De novo mutations in the actin genes ACTB and ACTG1 cause Baraitser-Winter syndrome. Nat Genet. 2012 Feb 26;44(4):440-4, S1-2. PMID: 22366783.