Alquier, Thierry


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Thierry Alquier

Theme leader: Cardiometabolic
514-890-8000, ext. 23628

Principal Scientist

Associate ProfessorDepartments of Medicine, Pathology and Cellular Biology, and Biochemistry, Université de Montréal

Scientific director, CRCHUM Metabolic Phenotyping core facility 


Central nervous system, hypothalamus, astrocytes, neurons, intracellular metabolism and signalling, energy balance, pancreatic beta cell, obesity and type 2 diabetes

Research interests

Hypothalamic nutrient-sensing mechanisms (glucose and fatty acids) and alterations in obesity and type 2 diabetes, astrocyte-neuron cross-talk, hypothalamic control of glucose and energy homeostasis and role of the hypothalamo-pancreatic axis in beta cell function and type 2 diabetes.

Research team

Master student
Romane Manceau

PhD students
Khalil Bouyakdan 
Léa Décarie-Spain

Postdoctoral fellows
Arturo Machuca-Parra
Jérôme Roy

Demetra Rodaros

Former members
Lionel Budry (PD)
Alexandre Fisette (PD)
Cécile Hryhorcuzk (Ph.D.)
Bouchra Taib (Ph.D.)