Simon graduated (B.Sc. in Biology) from UQAM in 1996. Until 1999, he worked on NK cells at the Institut Armand-Frappier where he obtained a M.Sc. degree in Immunology and Virology. He joined the Sauvageau lab the same year as a research agent and have been mostly interested at first in PcG genes functions, helping among other things in the identification of novel interaction partners for BMI1. Simon is currently participating in the effort to decipher the molecular mechanisms involved in the cellular response to UM171, our lead compound for the ex vivo expansion of human hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells.