Welcome to the Poitout Lab Website
The mission of our laboratory is to elucidate the mechanisms controlling beta-cell function and mass and identify potential targets for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes. We use complementary approaches from whole animal physiology to cell and molecular biology.
We also thrive to offer an outstanding training environment for students and post-doc.
Our lab is located in the new building of the Centre de Recherche du Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CRCHUM). It is part of the Montreal Diabetes Research Center (MDRC).
The CRCHUM is the largest research center affiliated with the University of Montreal. It employs more than 2,000 people working on strategic priority areas in line with the clinical activities of the CHUM. The MDRC was created in 2004 thanks to a large infrastructure grant from the Canadian Fund for Innovation. It groups more than 35 investigators and their research groups from six universities (U Montreal, McGill, Laval, Sherbrooke, UQAM and Ottawa) who share a common mission: Understand to prevent and cure diabetes.
The Poitout lab was first established in 2006 thanks to contributions from the CRCHUM , the Université de Montréal and the Canadian Fund for Innovation.
June 2019 - Congratulations to Valentine Moullé who's article entitled 'The autonomic nervous system regulates pancreatic beta-cell proliferation in adult male rats' published in Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab has been selected for APSselect
(http://apsselect.physiology.org/). This collection from the APS that showcases some of the best recently published articles in physiological research.
May 2019 – Congratulations to Hasna Maachi who was awarded a prize for best poster presentation at the annual CRCHUM student meeting.
May 2019 – Congratulations to Arthur Guillaume who was awarded a summer fellowship from Diabetes Quebec.