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Scientific director Metabolic phenotyping core facility, CRCHUM

Associate professor Departments of medicine, pathology and cellular biology and biochemistry, Université de Montréal

Theme leader Cardiometabolic research theme, CRCHUM

Other Affiliation

Co-director and member Centre de recherche sur le diabète de Montréal

Research Interests

Hypothalamic nutrient-sensing mechanisms (glucose and fatty acids) and alterations in obesity and type 2 diabetes, astrocyte-neuron cross-talk, hypothalamic control of glucose and energy homeostasis and role of the hypothalamo-pancreatic axis in beta cell function and 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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