Marie-Claude Vohl, Professor

School of Nutrition
Université Laval

Dr. Marie-Claude Vohl, Canada Research Chair in Genomics Applied to Nutrition and Metabolic Health, Professor at the School of Nutrition (Université Laval), and responsible of the Precision Nutrition Research Axis of the FRQS-funded Centre for Research on Nutrition, Health and Society (NUTRISS), is conducting research with three objectives in mind. First, Dr. Vohl and her team are seeking to identify the genetic and epigenetic factors that modulate cardiometabolic disease risk factors in obese individuals. Second, they are identifying how these genes interact with diet to modulate cardiometabolic disease risk factors. Finally, they are studying the factors that hinder and facilitate the use of nutrigenomics results by health professionals. Since the beginning of her career, Professor Marie-Claude Vohl has published more than 290 peer-reviewed papers and 420 research communications. She has been invited to give several presentations in national and international conferences. Her research programs are funded among others by CIHR, HSFC and NSERC.

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