Jeffrey Gagnon

Jeffrey Gagnon

Associate Professor

Department of Biology
Science, Engineering and Architecture

Biography

I joined Laurentian University in the summer of 2014. I am a core faculty member in the department of biology with cross appointment to the department Chemistry/Biochemistry. I am accredited to supervised graduate students in the biology MSc program and Biomolecular Sciences PhD program. My research program investigates the role of gastrointestinal hormones in health and disease with particular interest in how the gut microbiome can influence hormones and alter metabolism.

Within biology I teach courses in the areas of microbiology, cell biology, and endocrinology. 


Education

 Post Doctoral Fellowship   University of Toronto 2014
http://www.physiology.utoronto.ca/res/list/brubaker.htm

PHD  Dalhousie University 2013

For thesis see
http://dalspace.library.dal.ca/bitstream/handle/10222/21435/Gagnon-Jeffrey-PhD-PHY-March-2013.pdf?sequence=1

MSc  Ottawa University 2008
For thesis see
http://www.ruor.uottawa.ca/en/bitstream/handle/10393/28225/MR59859.PDF?sequence=1

BSc Biopharmaceutical Sciences University of Ottawa 2006


Academic Appointments

Assistant professor biology (home department)

Cross appointed faculty in Chemistry/Biochemistry

Graduate Supervision in Biology MSc and Biomolecular Sciences PhD

On The Web

Google Scholar page: https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=7dDKZEgAAAAJ&hl=en


Research

My lab examines how the gut endocrine system regulates energy metabolism.

Areas of interest are:

–Hormone Dysregulation

–Glucose Metabolism (Type 2 Diabetes)

–Metabolic Inflammation

–Gastrointestinal microbes (microflora)


These areas are examined by various techniques including:

–Mammalian cell culture (endocrine cell lines and primary cell culture)

–Rodent models of weight gain (both genetic and diet induced)


Students interested in 4th year thesis (BIOL4035), MSc and PhD:

Students with a strong academic record (80+ average) and research interest/background, please email with CV and transcripts to jdgagnon@laurentian.ca

Étudiantes avec un solide dossier academic (moyenne 80+) et un intérêt dans la recherche, SVP envoyer vos CV et relevés de notes à jdgagnon@laurentian.ca



Teaching

BIOL2026FL- Introduction à la microbiologie (Sept)

BIOL2016FL- Biologie cellulaire (Sept)

BIOL3117FL-  Maladies infectieuses (Jan)

BIO 4986FL- Endocrinologie médicale (Jan)

Publications

For publications see Google Scholar page.

https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=7dDKZEgAAAAJ&hl=en​