Professors for the programs of physiology


Jean-Luc Ardilouze

Full professor

Department of medicine (service of endocrinology)

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Research interests

  • Physiology of the fat tissue
  • Pharmacokinetics of the insulin
  • Gestationnel diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes

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Aziz Aris

Associate professor

Department of obstetrics-gynaecology

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Research interests

  • Complications of the pregnancy: prééclampsie, foetal delay of growth, gestationnel diabetes, prematurity and abortion.
  • Infertility and endometriosis
  • Gynecological cancers

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Christiane Auray-Blais

Assistant professor

Department of pediatry (service of genetic)

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Research interests

  • Lysosomal storage disorders.

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Jean-Patrice Baillargeon

Associate professor

Department of medicine (service of endocrinology)

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Research interests

  • Role of the action of the insulin in the syndrome of polykystiques ovaries.
  • Insulin resistance and alternative pathways in insulin signalisation via D-chiro-inositol.

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André Carpentier

Associate professor

Department of medicine (service of endocrinology)

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Research interests

  • Pathogenesis of the type 2 diabetes.
  • Metabolism of lipids and lipoproteins.
  • Interactions between the metabolism of the food fatty acids and the dysfonction of the immune system
  • Mechanisms of the cardiac lipotoxicity in the type 2 diabetes.

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Christian Casanova

Full professor

School of optometry of the Université de Montréal

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Research interests

  • Cerebral mechanisms underlying the normal vision and pathophysiology.

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Ahmed Chraïbi

Associate professor

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Research interests

  • Study of the molecular mechanisms of the regulation of the epithelial amiloride sensitive sodium channel (ENaC).

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Stephen Cunnane

Full professor

Department of medicine (service of endocrinology)

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Research interests

  • Nutrition.
  • Metabolism and cognition during the ageing.

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Robert Dumaine

Full professor

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Research interests

  • Cardiac electrophysiology. Molecular biology of the sodium channels.
  • Study of the electrophysiological characteristics and adrenergic modulation of ion channel mutations involved in inherited cardiac diseases such as Long QT (LQT) and Brugada syndromes.
  • Expression and distribution of sodium and potassium (KCNQ1, KCNE1) ion channel genes in the heart ventricles, atrium and conduction pathway and their potential contribution to arrhythmias.

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Alain Frigon

Assistant Professor

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Research interests

  • Studying the neural control of locomotion by the central nervous system before and after injury to the spinal cord and/or peripheral nerves.
  • Evaluating adaptive neuromuscular mechanisms that facilitate locomotor recovery following spinal cord injury.
  • Devising or improving approaches to facilitate the recovery of locomotion following spinal cord injury, such as pharmacotherapy and strength training.

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Nicole Gallo-Payet

Full professor

Department of medicine (service of endocrinology)

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Research interests

  • Functional regulation of the ACTH receptor (adrenocorticotrophine hormone)
  • Role of the cellular environment and the cytosquelette in the mechanisms of action of hormones angiotensin II and ACTH in the cerebral cortex of the adrenal gland
  • Mechanisms of action of certain proteins playing a major role in the development and the functions of the cerebral cortex of the adrenal gland(DAX-1; Seladin-1).
  • Role and mechanism of action of the receptor AT2 of the angiotensin II in the neuronal differentiation
  • Involvement of glucocorticoids, melanocortins and angiotensin II in the development of the obesity and of the resistance in the insulin.

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Louis Gendron

Associate Professor

Head of the Master and PhD programs in physiology.

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Research interests

  • Study of the roles and regulation of the opioid receptor delta.
  • Study of chronic pain (inflammatory and neuropathic) and of the anxiety / depression.
  • Evaluation of the analgesic properties and the side effects of drugs.
  • Study of the pathways associated with the activation of the receptors coupled with G proteins .

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Pedro Miguel Geraldes

Assistant professor

Department of medicine (service of endocrinology)

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Research interests

  • Mechanisms of induction of apoptosis of epithelial cells of kidney glomeruli and glomerular dysfunction causing diabetic nephropathy.Understanding of metabolic disorders of glucose and lipids on the regulation of signaling pathways of VEGF, angiopoietins and angiotensin leading to kidney failure.
  • Understanding the mechanisms leading to resistance to insulin and other growth factors related to the inhibition of angiogenic pathways in the formation of new blood vessels following ischemia. Study of the role of protein kinase C and other glucose metabolites on endothelial dysfunction.
  • Characterization of the role of the metabolism of glucose and fatty acids in the formation of atherosclerotic plate.

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Rona Graham

Assistant Professor

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Research interests

  • Outline the critical, common steps involved in the development of neurological diseases.
  • Help identify treatments that could delay or prevent brain degeneration.
  • Explore the biology of caspase-6 and other caspases to develop successful treatments to slow or prevent nerve cell atrophy.

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Sylvain Grignon

Associate professor

Department of psychiatry (service of psychiatry)

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Research interests

  • Interaction of the oxydatif status on the regulation and the mechanisms of transduction of the type D2 dopaminergic receptors.

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Marie-France Hivert

Assistant professor

Department of medicine (service of endocrinology)

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Research interests

  • Role of adipokines in development of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.

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Abdelouahed Khalil

Full professor

Department of medicine (service of geriatrics)

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Research interests

  • Atherosclerosis and ageing.
  • Paraoxonase (PON1) in MCV.
  • Oxydative stress and antioxydant system.
  • Study of HDL anti-athérogenic's fonctions during ageing.
  • Mechanisms of action of the natural antioxidants or the synthesis in the protection of the LDL against lipid oxidation.

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Marie-France Langlois

Full professor

Department of medicine (service of endocrinology)

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Research interests

  • Mechanisms of action of hormones (nuclear receptors).
  • Cancer of the thyroid and thyroid disorders.
  • Obesity (prevention, treatment, organization of health care).
  • Metabolic syndrome (molecular mechanisms and treatment).

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Olivier Lesur

Full professor

Department of medicine (service of pneumology)

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Research interests

  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome ( SDRA), shock, organic failures, permeability, repair, sepsis, vasopressine, epithelium.

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Serge Marchand

Full professor

Department of surgery (service of neuro-surgery)

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Research interests

  • Evaluation of the experimental and clinical pain.
  • Clinical trials on analgesic approaches.
  • Study of the endogenous mechanisms of control of the pain to the animal and the human being.
  • The role of sex hormones in the pain.
  • Placebo effect.

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Paul C. Pape

Associate professor

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Research interests

  • Regulation of the excitation-contraction coupling in the squeletal muscle.

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Patrice Perron

Full professor

Head of the department of medicine

Department of medicine, service of endocrinology

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Research interests

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Primary dyslipidemia
  • Metabolic syndrome

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Mélanie Plourde

Assistant professor

Department of medicine, service of geriatric

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Research interests

  • Nutrition
  • Aging
  • Genetics
  • Biochemistry

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Jean-Paul Praud

Full professor

Department of pediatrics

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Research interests

Apneas of the premature baby, the grave illness of the infant and the syndrome of sudden death of the infant.

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Éric Rousseau

Full professor

Head of the department

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Research interests

  • Study of the mechanisms of action of new generation of eicosanoids which regulate via a paracrine and autocrine pathway the relaxation and decrease the bronchial inflammation of the bronchial wall of human lungs.
  • Analysis of electrophysiological properties of the cellular membranes of the human bronchial wall.
  • Analysis of the role of ionic conductances (K + and Cl-) of the surface membrane of the smooth muscles of the respiratory tracts.
  • Study of the mode of action of capsazenoids on the non-selective ionic conductances and the Ca2 + sensitivity in the cells of the smooth muscles of respiratory tracts.
  • Structure-activity study of the ryanodine receptor, (Ca2 + RELEASE CHANNEL) of the sarcoplasmic reticulum of the diaphragm.

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Philippe Sarret

Full professor

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Research interests

  • Involvement of the G protein coupled receptors (RCPG) in the pain.
  • Study of the analgesic effects of the RCPG of the neurotensin, the chimiokines and the apelin in preclinical models of pain (Arthritis, Cancer, Neuropathy).

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Guillaume Sébire

Full professor

Department of pediatry (service of neuropediatry)

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Research interests

  • Circulatory (stroke) and infectious agressions which occur during childhood in the developing brain.
  • Immunopathology of perinatal cerebral lesions and development of neuroprotective treatments.

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Larissa Takser

Associate professor

Department of pediatrics

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Research interests

  • Impact of the chemical environment on the health of the population and, in particular, the progress of the pregnancy and the development of the child.

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Hervé Walti

Full professor

Department of pediatrics (service of neonatology)

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Research interests

  • Clinical applications of the liquidic ventilation.

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