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The IRCM > Research > Research divisions > Maladies cardiovasculaires et métaboliques > Physiologie intégrative et moléculaire
Research unit director
Integrative and Molecular Physiology
Diabetes and obesity are growing health issues in western countries. Dr. Ferron’s laboratory aims to understand the molecular and physiological mechanisms underlying these metabolic disorders, with the long-term goal of developing novel therapeutic approaches. The team is also more generally interested in identifying and characterizing new inter-organ relationships implicated in normal physiology or in pathological conditions.

For instance, their current research focus includes:

  1. Understanding the functions of osteocalcin, a recently identified hormone produced by bones that affects energy metabolism
  2. Identifying new biological roles of vitamin K in glucose homeostasis and metabolism
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