Dr André Tchernof
Dr. André Tchernof is Professor at Université Laval School of Nutrition since 2000. After a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry (1991), a Master’s degree (1992) and a Doctoral degree (1996) in Physiology-Endocrinology at Université Laval, he underwent two postdoctoral trainings in Molecular Endocrinology (Laval University Medical Center, 1996-97) and in Endocrinology & Metabolism at the University of Vermont (1997-2000).
He then obtained salary awards from the Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec and Canadian Institutes of Health Research (2000-2012). His research projects have been funded among others by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Canadian Diabetes Association and the National Science and Engineering Research Council. He also co-directed the Research Chair in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery and is co-director of the Institutionally-approved Obesity Tissue Bank at Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et Pneumologie de Québec.
He contributed to more than 130 publications in peer-reviewed journals. His research interests relate to the metabolic complications of obesity and body fat distribution, with a particular emphasis on adipose tissue physiology. Experimental approaches combine cellular biology techniques with biochemistry, genomics, transcriptomics and clinical investigation in humans. Published work has involved collaborations with many surgeons from various surgery services at Université Laval-affiliated hospitals, including studies on the impact of bariatric surgery. His research allows clinical observations to be linked with the cellular characteristics or mechanisms underlying pathophysiological conditions such as abdominal obesity and related cardiometabolic complications.