Vincent Poitout
Université de Montréal
Lab Interests:

Our research program focuses on the biology and physiopathology of the endocrine pancreas. We study the mechanisms whereby the pancreatic beta-cell adapts to its metabolic environment and why these adaptive changes fail in some individuals, causing type 2 diabetes. We are interested in the regulation of pancreatic hormone secretion by cell-surface receptor signaling and the interplay between different endocrine cell types in the islet.