Poitout, Vincent

DVM, PhD, FCAHS

Principal scientist

CHUM Research Centre

Research theme

Director of research
CHUM

Scientific director
CRCHUM

Full professor
Department of medicine, University of Montreal

Head
Canada research chair in diabetes and pancreatic beta-cell function

Contact

vincent.poitout@umontreal.ca
514 890-8044

Administrative technician : Joëlle Casamajou

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Other affiliations

Fellow
Canadian academy of health sciences

Adjunct Professor
Department of medicine, McGill University

Associate Editor
Diabetologia

Member
Journal of biological chemistry editorial board
Diabetes editorial board

Keywords

Type 2 diabetes, Islet of Langerhans, Beta cell, Insulin, Glucose homeostasis.

Research interests

Our research program focuses on the regulation of pancreatic beta-cell function and its dysregulation in type 2 diabetes. Our goal is to understand how the beta-cell responds to changes in its metabolic environment, in particular the impact of chronically elevated levels of glucose and fatty acids on insulin secretion, insulin gene expression, and beta-cell replication. In addition, we are exploring the role of nutrient-sensing G Protein-Coupled Receptors (GPCRs) and Regulators of G protein Signaling (RGS proteins) in pancreatic islet function and glucose homeostasis.

Publications

Publications indexed on PubMed