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Dr Jean Buteau
Centre de recherche de l'H�pital Laval
Pavillon Marguerite d'Youville
2725, chemin Sainte-Foy - Room Y3120
Qu�bec, QC G1V 4G5

Tel: 1-418-656-8711, ext. 5985
E-mail: [email protected]


Research keywords

  • Pancreatic β-cell
  • Signal transduction
  • Transcription factors
  • Proliferation
  • Apoptosis
  • Differentiation


Jean Buteau, PhD
Associate Professor of Physiology
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Biographical Sketch

Jean Buteau received his graduate training in Biochemistry at Universit� de Montr�al under the supervision of Dr Marc Prentki. His PhD thesis investigated the action of glucagon-like peptide-1 on pancreatic β-cell proliferation and survival. After graduating with the highest distinction in 2003, he was awarded a JDRF Fellowship to undertake postdoctoral studies in the laboratory of Dr Domenico Accili at Columbia University in the City of New York. There, he investigated the role of the transcription factor FoxO1 in β-cell function. In 2006, Dr Buteau was appointed Associate Professor at the department of Physiology at Universit� Laval. He then obtained a Junior Investigator Award from the FRSQ as well as a Scholar Award from the Canadian Diabetes Association. Dr Buteau was appointed Assistant Professor at the Department of Medicine of Universit� Laval in 2008.

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Research Interests

Dr Buteau's research efforts are directed towards the identification of novel molecular mechanisms regulating β-cell mass expansion, with a strong focus on the signaling pathways and transcription factors mediating glucagon-like peptide-1 action on β-cell differentiation, proliferation, and survival.


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