Denis Blondin, PhD

November 03, 2020

Prof. Denis P. Blondin is an Assistant Professor and holder of a GSK Research Chair in Diabetes in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the Université de Sherbrooke and researcher at the CHUS research centre. His research mainly focuses on tissue-specific energy metabolism in response to environmental or pharmacological stimuli and their impacts in obesity, type 2 diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. His research is currently funded through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and Fonds de recherche en santé du Québec and is the recipient of a Fonds de recherche en santé du Québec Junior Scholarship. Prof. Blondin completed his PhD at the University of Ottawa where he investigated the tissues and metabolic processes contributing to heat production in response to acute and chronic cold exposure in humans. He then went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship at the Université de Sherbrooke where his work focused on characterizing the metabolic function of a newly re-discovered tissue in humans called brown adipose tissue, one of the tissues that may be responsible for conferring the metabolic benefits resulting from cold exposure.  


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