David St-Pierre , Ph.D.
    David St-Pierre
    Research Axis
    Metabolic and Cardiovascular Health Axis
    Research Theme
    Energy metabolism, stress and mitochondrial dysfunction

    Career Summary

    Dr. David St-Pierre is a Researcher in the Metabolic Health axis, as well as an Assistant Professor, Department of kinanthropology at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). He assesses how the impact of gastrointestinal peptides on fatty infiltration contributes to the development of muscular and hepatic steatosis (including nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). His research expertise includes gastrointestinal peptides, the etiology of lipid infiltration, the central control of appetite, the development of insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, cell models, clinical studies, microscopy, mass spectrometry and the ex vivo measurement of muscle strength.


    • St-Pierre DH. Ghrelin and fat accumulation in organs and tissues. Cercle des Sciences UQAM, Montreal, Québec, Canada, March 26th 2014.
    • St-Pierre DH. Ghrelin and the etiology of excessive lipid infiltration in the liver. Molecular Cell Biology and Proteomics, Bellairs Institute (McGill University), Barbados, January 18th 2014.
    • St-Pierre DH. Ghrelin and lipid infiltration in organs and tissues. CHUM (invited by Marc Prentki), Montreal, Québec, Canada, December 18th 2013.
    • St-Pierre DH. Gastrointestinal peptides and ectopic lipid infiltration. Ste-Justine Hospital Research Center. Montréal, Québec, Canada, November 29th 2013.
    • St-Pierre DH. Ghrelin and lipid accumulation in organs and tissues. Karine Clément’s laboratory, Paris, France, September 24th 2012.

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