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Scientific Highlights
Dr. Poitout’s research is aimed at understanding the mechanisms by which fatty-acids modulate pancreatic beta-cell function, both under physiological and pathological circumstances. These projects are relevant to the understanding of the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes. Research in the Poitout lab is also directed towards improving the outcome of islet transplantation in type 1 diabetes.

Research Team
Dr. Poitout has trained several MSc, PhD, and post-doctoral students. One of his current post-doctoral fellow, Dr Derek Hagman, is the recipient of a prestigious Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award from the US National Institutes of Health. Another post-doctoral fellow in the lab, Dr Thierry Alquier, is supported by a fellowship from the Canadian Diabetes Association

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Dr. Vincent Poitout

Dr Vincent Poitout received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire d’Alfort in 1991 and his PhD degree from the Université Paris 6 in 1993. He did a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, under the guidance of Dr. Paul Robertson between 1993 and 1995. He was then recruited as a scientist at the French national institutes of health research (INSERM) and worked at the Hôtel-Dieu hospital in Paris, France. In 1998 Dr Poitout was recruited as Principal Scientist at the Pacific Northwest Research Institute in Seattle, WA, USA. He was also appointed Affiliate Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA in 2000. Since 2005, Dr Poitout is Associate Professor of Medicine, Nutrition, and Biochemistry at the University of Montréal, QC, Canada, and his laboratory is located within the Montréal Diabetes Research Center at the Centre de Recherche du Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal at the Technopole Angus. Dr Poitout is Chair of the American Diabetes Association’s Grant Review Panel, is a former member of the Editorial Board of Endocrinology and a current Editorial Board member of Diabetes and The Journal of Biological Chemistry.

Dr Poitout’s research is funded by the US National Institutes of Health, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Canadian Diabetes Association.

Dr Poitout received several awards including the Albert Renold Fellowship from the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, the Jean Leray Award from the European Society for Biomaterials, the Thomas R. Lee Career Development Award from the American Diabetes Association, and the Apollinaire Bouchardat Award from the Journées Annuelles de Diabétologie de l’Hôtel-Dieu.

Dr Poitout holds the Canada Research Chair in Diabetes and Pancreatic Beta-cell Function

� Montreal Diabetes Research Center 2008
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