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Dr. Rene St. Arnaud

Event Start: Feb 27, 2019 1:00 pm
Location: School of Medicine, 132A


Dr. Rene St. Arnaud

Directeur de la recherche / Director of Research
Hôpitaux Shriners pour Enfants - Canada / Shriners Hospitals for Children - Canada

Professeur de médecine, chirurgie, et génétique humaine, Université McGill
Titulaire, Chaire Francis Glorieux en recherche musculo-squelettique pédiatrique

Professor of Medicine, Surgery, and Human Genetics, McGill University
Francis Glorieux Professor of Pediatric Musculoskeletal Research



Role and mechanism of action of 24,25-dihydroxyvitamin D in bone fracture repair

Dr. René St-Arnaud, Ph.D., is the inaugural Francis Glorieux Professor in Pediatric Musculoskeletal Research at McGill University. He is currently Director of Research at Shriners Hospital for Children – Canada in Montreal. He holds cross-appointments as a tenured Professor of Medicine, Surgery, and Human Genetics at McGill University and is an Associate Member of McGill’s Faculty of Dentistry. His research efforts are focussed on vitamin D metabolism as well the control of gene expression in bone-forming cells. His contributions to the understanding of bone cell differentiation and function have been recognized through several distinctions, most recently the C.P. Leblond Career Award. Since the beginning of his career as an independent scientist, Dr. St-Arnaud has supervised over 45 graduate students and postdoctoral trainees. He has a total of 139 peer-reviewed publications and 40 book chapters or conference proceedings. Dr. St-Arnaud holds seven medical invention patents. A respected researcher in the bone field, Dr. St-Arnaud regularly involves himself as a volunteer leader. He chaired the Gordon Conference on Bones & Teeth in 2005 and served as Councilor for the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (2006-09). He was Director of the Network for Oral and Bone Health Research from 2008 to 2012, President of the Association of Osteobiology (2008-12) and President of Advances in Mineral Metabolism (2011-2013). In 2017, he completed a mandate as Chair of the Canadian Council on Animal Care, the national organization responsible for setting, maintaining, and overseeing the implementation of high standards for animal ethics and care in science throughout Canada.
 

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
1:00 - 2:00 pm
School of Medicine, Room 132A