Dr. Andre Marette is Professor of Medicine at the Heart and Lung Institute, Laval Hospital, and Scientific Director of the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods at Laval University. He also holds a research Chair on the pathogenesis of insulin resistance and cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Dr. Marette is an internationally renowned expert on the pathogenesis of insulin resistance and cardiometabolic diseases, and his research has advanced our understanding of the physiological and molecular mechanisms of inflammation and opened new possibilities for prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes and CVD. He is also studying how nutrition and food ingredients can modulate the gut microbiota to protect against obesity-linked intestinal inflammation, fatty liver disease, and type 2 diabetes. He holds grants from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the Canadian Diabetes Association, and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Dr. Marette has long-standing experience in leading international research programs, which all have in common the multidisciplinary nature of the teams and the implication of various end-users (e.g., industry, government).
Dr. Marette has received several awards for his work, including the prestigious Young Scientist Award of the Canadian Diabetes Association and the Charles Best Award from the University of Toronto for his overall contribution to the advancement of scientific knowledge in the field of diabetes. He has published over 170 papers, reviews, and book chapters. He has been on the editorial boards of several journals and previously served as associate editor for the American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism (2007-2013). He has been invited to give many international conferences in the last 20 years and has been invited to write many reviews and editorials.