Pascal Imbeault, PhD

In addition to be a key storage site of energy reserves, adipose tissue is now recognised as a crucial player involved in diverse biological functions. The long-term objective of Pascal Imbeault’s research team is to understand the regulation of growth and secretory function of adipose tissue using an integrative approach from the molecular and cell levels to humans. Associate professor at the School of Human Kinetics of the University of Ottawa, his research focuses on how environmental influences (ex. exercise and nutritional interventions, hypoxia, pollutants, etc.) impact adipose tissue metabolism. Overall, this work will provide further conceptual background in the effort of understanding the pathophysiology, treatment and prevention of obesity and its related disorders.

Research interest

  • Obesity and metabolic disorders
  • Hormonal and nutritional modulation of metabolism of the adipose tissue
  • Adipokines

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Main address: 
University of Ottawa, School of Human Kinetics, 125 University, Room 350, Ottawa (ON) K1N 6N5
Main telephone: 
613-562-5800 ext. 4269
Research Unit: 
Research Unit on Nutrition and Metabolism