André Tchernof

Centre de recherche de l’Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec – Université Laval, Québec, QC, Canada
École de nutrition, Université Laval, Québec, QC, Canada

Andre Tchernof is Professor at Laval University 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 Laval University, he trained as a postdoctoral fellow in Molecular Endocrinology (Laval University Medical Center, 1996-97) and in Endocrinology & Metabolism at the University of Vermont (1997-2000). He is co-director of the Research Chair in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery and Obesity Tissue Biobank at the Quebec Heart and Lung Institute. He is currently the Principal Investigator of a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant on bariatric care, the REMISSION study. He contributed to more than 200 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. 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.

Areas of Interest

  • Adipose tissue physiology
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Body fat distribution
  • Obesity