Carole Lavoie, PhD
Dr. Lavoie has a Ph.D. in Experimental Medicine from the McGill University Faculty of Medicine. She has been a professor in the Department of Medical Biology at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières since 1991, as well as director of the regulation of metabolism and nutrition laboratory and a researcher affiliated with Institut du Savoir Montfort.
Dr. Lavoie combines fundamental and clinical approaches in her studies on the regulation of carbohydrate metabolism, in particular with regard to glucagon, a key counterregulatory hormone in diabetes. After being the first to show hepatic sensitivity to glucagon induced by endurance training, she began studying the role of receptors in fasting and exercise, and the effect of dairy products on insulin resistance. Her clinical interests include the prevention of hypoglycemia during exercise and the optimization of exercise through an understanding of muscle contraction and comorbidities.