The patient who needs immediate assistance should not communicate directly with the researcher. Instead, they should call the doctor’s office or take other appropriate measures, such as going to the nearest emergency service.


Chief Gene medicine, CHUM

Director Ecogenomic platform for complex diseases, CHUM

Member Division of endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition, CHUM

Full professor Department of medicine, Université de Montréal

Chairholder Canada Research Chair in Predictive Genomics

Other Affiliations

Associated Researcher Centre de recherche en droit public

Researcher Institut interuniversitaire de recherches sur les populations (IREP)

Associate Editor Journal of Hypertension

Member C.E.S.T. - Government of Quebec

Member Committee Member, Regroupement en soins de santé personnalisés du Québec

Member Molecular Biology Program, FES

President & CEO Medpharmgene Inc.

President International Society of Pathophysiology

Adjunct professor Division of experimental medicine, McGill University

Visiting Professor First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

RUIS Representative University of Montreal at sectoral table of MSSS (Ministry of Health and Social Services)

Research Interests

Genetics: human genetics, metabolic diseases (biochemistry), population genetics, animal genetics.
Cardiology: hypertension.
Aging: cellular aging, apoptosis.
Epidemiology: Environmental epidemiology.
Molecular and cellular biology: cell division.


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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