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Director Montreal Diabetes Research Center

Associate professor Department of biochemistry, Université de Montréal

Professor Department of nutrition, Université de Montréal

Other Affiliations

Member Editorial board, Journal of Diabetes

Member International committee, Talent development of the danish diabetes academy

Member Molecular Biology Program, FES, Université de Montréal

Associate professor Department of medicine, McGill University

Research Interests

  • Metabolic transduction system and insulin secretion in pancreatic beta cells.
  • Molecular basis of decompensation of the beta cell in the etiology of type 2 diabetes.
  • Mechanisms of glucolipotoxicity and of the detoxification of excess nutrients.
  • New therapeutic targets for diabetes, obesity and fatty liver.
  • Molecular basis of the metabolic syndrome in particular the study of the role of glycerolipid metabolism in this process.
  • Use of the C-Elegans model to understand the mechanisms that allow resistance to various metabolic stresses.

We use various techniques of biochemistry and molecular biology with in vitro and in vivo approaches. Our group has many collaborations in Montreal, Canada and internationally.


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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