Alquier, Thierry


Principal scientist

CHUM Research Centre

Research theme

Theme leader
Cardiometabolic research theme, CRCHUM

Scientific director
Metabolic phenotyping core facility, CRCHUM

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


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Other affiliations

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


Central nervous system, hypothalamus, astrocytes, neurons, metabolism and intracellular signaling, energy balance, pancreatic beta cell, obesity and type 2 diabetes.

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.


Publications indexed on PubMed


Obesity: the key role of a brain protein revealed