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Chair and full professor School of Kinesiology and Physical Activity Sciences, Université de Montréal

Research Interests

  • Studies on preeclampsia, a disease which induces hypertension and proteinuria during pregnancy; the effect of exercise training on this pathology in mouse models. We will also evaluate the role of the renin-angiotensin system in the effects of preeclampsia and exercise training on pregnancy.
  • Obesity-related hypertension: the impact of the local renin-angiotensin system (RAS) in adipose tissue.  Determination of the role of the renin receptor in obesity and its associated complications such as type 2 diabetes.


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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