The laboratories, run by Dre. Hélène Girouard, are located in the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology at the Université de Montréal and at the Centre de Recherche de l'Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal.
The main objective of this lab is to improve the quality of life by :
Defining how cardiovascular conditions and aging affect the regulation of cerebral circulation, and determining how these alterations impact the function of the brain;
Identifying pharmacological and non pharmacological approaches to prevent vascular dementia and Alzheimer disease;
Understanding how cells of the neurovascular unit communicate between themselves in order to ensure a global approach that considers brain homeostasis as a fundamental point to maintain brain’s health.
Hélène Girouard, PhD
2002: PhD, cardiovascular physiology, Université de Montréal under the supervision of Dr. J. de Champlain, a specialist in the field of hypertension.
2003-2006 : fellowship on the study of cerebrovascular regulation, Weill Medical College, Cornell University under the supervision of Dr. C. Iadecola.
2006-2008: fellowship on the study of cerebrovascular regulation, Vermont University under the supervision of Dr. Mark T Nelson.
Awards and Honors as an Independent Investigator
2022: A FRQ-S fellowship of merit.
2016: Jacques de Champlain FRSQ-SQHA excellence award
2015: Fellow of the American Heart Association (in recognition of professionnal and scientific achievements as well as leadership and involvement in the cardiovascular field).
2014: Merck New Investigator price.
2013: Merck, New Investigator price of the SQHA.
2012: Young Investigator Award of the Heart and Stroke fundation of Canada.
2008: Hottest topic, Brain Energy Metabolism & Blood Flow Conference (Gordon Conference).