Chantal BÉMEUR

Chantal BÉMEUR


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Associate professor Department of nutrition, Université de Montréal

Other Affiliations

Principal investigator Hepato-neuro lab

Member Program biomedical sciences - Graduate studies, Université de Montréal

Research Interests

In general, my research activities concern pathologies affecting the brain and the liver, and are basic and clinical in nature. Specifically, my laboratory is interested in:

  • Implication of nutritional factors related to liver disease's complications including hepatic encephalopathy and the prevention of malnutrition in chronic liver disease.
  • Analysis of factors and mechanisms related to the triggering of lactic acidosis crisis in children afflicted with French Canadian Leigh Syndrome.
  • Study of the impact of gene mutation (LRPPRC) on mitochondrial function and susceptibility to inflammatory stress, in vitro and in vivo.
  • Study of the relation between oxidative stress, inflammation and brain function as well as antioxidant interventions in order to reduce reactive species toxicity and inflammatory modulators


Metabolic diseases, including obesity and diabetes, are major risk factors for the development of several chronic diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, and are the leading causes of mortality and morbidity in Western countries. The research components of this multidisciplinary axis foc…

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