Gaudreau, Pierrette

Principal scientist

CHUM Research Centre

Research theme

Neuroendocrinology of aging laboratory, CHUM

Full professor
Department of medicine, Université de Montréal

514 890-8000, ext. 23613

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Other affiliations

Réseau québécois recherche sur le vieillissement (RQRV)

Infrastructure des colonies de rats âgées du RQRV

Banque d'échantillons biologiques de l'étude NuAge

Scientific Advisor


Neuroendocrinology, pharmacology, aging and nutrition, cohort study, animal models of successful aging, peptidergic control of appetite, molecular and cellular aspects of peptidergic regulation, peptide metabolism, peptide chemistry.

Research interests

Neuroendocrinology of aging, nutrition/aging interactions and renoprotection.


  1. To study the somatotroph function and the anterior pituitary growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH) receptor.
  2. To identify the central and peripheral, molecular and cellular mechanisms contributing to somatopause.
  3. To develop nutritional and hormonal interventions contributing to successful aging.
  4. To study the role of the a new GHRH receptor in the internal renal medulla.

Co-principal investigator of the NuAge Study on nutrition as a determinant of successful aging. FRSQ scholarship chercheur-boursier junior, senior and national.

Research program supported by CIHR and FRSQ.


Publications indexed on PubMed


Pierrette Gaudreau receives contribution to gerontology award of the Canadian Association on Gerontology

Three researchers rewarded for their involvement in the organization of an international congress