Dr. Joanne Savory

Dr. Joanne Savory
Dr. Joanne Savory
Replacement Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

BSc Concordia University
PhD University of Ottawa
Postdoctoral Fellow, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Postdoctoral Fellow, IRCM, Montreal

Roger Guindon Hall, room 3105K
(613) 562-5800 ext. 8729


Dr Savory’s research examines how transcription factors work during development. Since joining the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, she has investigated the upstream control mechanisms and downstream effects of Cdx genes, a key transcription factor family responsible for growth and patterning of the developing vertebrate embryo.   She also teaches a range of topics in human anatomy and physiology to undergraduate students from several faculties.

Selected publications

  • Savory JGA, Edey C, Hess B, Mears AJ, Lohnes D (2014) Identification of novel retinoic acid target genes Dev Biol 395:199-208
  • Savory JGA, Mansfield M, St Louis C, Lohnes D. (2011) Cdx4 is a Cdx2 target gene. Mech Dev. 128(1-2)
  • Savory JGA, Mansfield M, Rijli FM, Lohnes D. (2011) Cdx mediates neural tube closure through transcriptional regulation of the planar cell polarity gene Ptk7. Development. (7):1361-70
  • Grainger S, Savory JGA and Lohnes D (2010) Cdx2 regulates patterning of the intestinal epithelium Dev Biol 339:155-165
  • Savory JGA, Bouchard N, Pierre V, Rijli F, De Repentigny Y, Kothary R and Lohnes D (2009) Cdx2 regulation of posterior development through non-Hox targets. Development 136:4099-110