Hepato-neuro lab

Our Lab

 Who are we?

Our research group is interested in understanding the neurological complications associated with liver disease, or more specifically hepatic encephalopathy. The lab is directed by Dr. Christopher Rose and by Dre Chantal Bémeur. Our graduate students are enrolled at Université de Montréal.

 Our research interests

Our lab is interested in hepatic encephalopathy and lactic acidosis.

Our aims is to understand pathogenesis at the cellular and molecular level with our in vitro and animal models.

We are interested in the nutritional status of patients with cirrhosis and hepatic encephalopathy.

We are searching and testing different therapeutics strategies for hepatic encephalopathy to help suffering patients.

 Our research interests

Christopher F. Rose

Full Professor, Departments of medicine, pharmacology and nutrition, Université de Montréal
Christopher F. Rose

Researcher, 2006

Christopher F. Rose
Dr Rose is a full Professor at the Department of Medicine at the Université de Montréal and researcher at CRCHUM since 2006.

Chantal Bémeur

Associate professor, Department of nutrition, Université de Montréal
Chantal Bémeur

Researcher, 2012

Chantal Bémeur
Dr Chantal Bémeur is associate professor at Nutrition department of Université de Montréal and researcher at CRCHUM.

Mélanie Tremblay


Mélanie Tremblay

Assistante, 2007

Mélanie Tremblay

Research Assistant

Rafael Ochoa-Sanchez

Post-doctoral, Neuroscience, Université de Montréal, CONACYT and FRQS
Rafael Ochoa-Sanchez

Post-Doctorat, 2015

Rafael Ochoa-Sanchez

The brain in obesity-induced liver disease.

Mariana Oliveira

Ph.D., Biomedical sciences, Université de Montréal, MITACS, FRQS and UdM
Mariana Oliveira

Ph.D., 2017

Mariana Oliveira

Glutamine synthetase in endothelial cells of the blood-brain barrier and its role in ammonia metabolism and the onset of hepatic encephalopathy in liver disease.

Cristina Bosoi

Post-Doctoral, Biomedical Sciences, Université de Montréal
Cristina Bosoi

Post-Doctorat, 2019

Cristina Bosoi

Diabetes and cirrhosis.

Katerina Kroupina

B.Sc., Pharmacology, Université de Montréal
Katerina Kroupina

M.Sc., 2019

Katerina Kroupina

A high protein diet : treatment or precipitant for hepatic encephalopathy?

Anne Desrochers

B.Sc., Nutrition, Université de Montréal
Anne Desrochers

Stagiaire, 2019

Anne Desrochers

Yvette Mukaneza


Yvette Mukaneza

Assistante, 2019

Yvette Mukaneza

Research coordinator

Sandrine Laforce

B.Sc., Nutrition, Université de Montréal
Sandrine Laforce

Stagiaire, 2019

Sandrine Laforce

Corina Cerlat

B.Sc., Concordia University
Corina Cerlat

Stagiaire, 2019

Corina Cerlat

Diabetes and cirrhosis.

Karine Dubois


Karine Dubois

Assistante, 2019

Karine Dubois

Research Assistant

Farzaneh Tamnanloo

Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences, Université de Montréal
Farzaneh Tamnanloo

Ph.D., 2019

Farzaneh Tamnanloo

Episodic hepatic encephalopathy causing neuronal death in cirrhotics rats.

Manila Sophasath

M.Sc., Nutrition, Université de Montréal
Manila Sophasath

M.Sc., 2019

Manila Sophasath

The guide "Nutrition for cirrhosis": does it really make a difference?

 Previous team's members

  Our team pictures

Many pictures accumulated through years!

2019

Mariana, Marie, Chantal, Laurence, Anne, Chris, Emy, Cristina, Katerina, Mélanie, Farzaneh, Karine, Eugénie, Rafael, Alexis, Yvette, Félix

Mariana, Marie, Chantal, Laurence, Anne, Chris, Emy, Cristina, Katerina, Mélanie, Farzaneh, Karine, Eugénie, Rafael, Alexis, Yvette, Félix

2018

LinSheng, Daphné, Jeanne, Mélanie, Greg, Mariana, Chris, Chantal, Marine, Rafael, Mimosa, Sophie

LinSheng, Daphné, Jeanne, Mélanie, Greg, Mariana, Chris, Chantal, Marine, Rafael, Mimosa, Sophie

2017

Chris, Charlène, Rafael, Mimosa, Luise, Mélanie, Kim Phat, Julia, Mariana, Sarah, Annie, Xiaoru, Greg

Chris, Charlène, Rafael, Mimosa, Luise, Mélanie, Kim Phat, Julia, Mariana, Sarah, Annie, Xiaoru, Greg

2016

Rafael, Marcos, Mariana, Kim Phat, Chris, Amina, Cassandra, Mélanie, Annie

Rafael, Marcos, Mariana, Kim Phat, Chris, Amina, Cassandra, Mélanie, Annie

2015

Marc-André, Rafaela, Chris, Alexa, Annie, Corine, Mélanie, Maxime, Mariana, Émilie, Chantal

Marc-André, Rafaela, Chris, Alexa, Annie, Corine, Mélanie, Maxime, Mariana, Émilie, Chantal

2015

Chantal, Mariana, Marc-André, Mélanie, Rafaela, Cristina, Chris

Chantal, Mariana, Marc-André, Mélanie, Rafaela, Cristina, Chris

2014

Fatma, Amani, Cristina, Sarah, Mélanie, Valérie, Chris, Marc-André, Rafaela, Vasco, Christiane, Chantal

Fatma, Amani, Cristina, Sarah, Mélanie, Valérie, Chris, Marc-André, Rafaela, Vasco, Christiane, Chantal

2014

Vasco, Fatma, Christiane, Sarah, Rafaela, Marc-André, Mélanie, Chris, Cristina, Valérie, Chantal, Amani

Vasco, Fatma, Christiane, Sarah, Rafaela, Marc-André, Mélanie, Chris, Cristina, Valérie, Chantal, Amani

2014

Marc-André, Cristina, Mélanie, Amani, Rafaela, Sarah, Chris, Chantal

Marc-André, Cristina, Mélanie, Amani, Rafaela, Sarah, Chris, Chantal

2013

Jorge, Juan, Chris, Lucia, Cristina, Marc-André, Xin Yue, Cristina, Sarah, Mélanie

Jorge, Juan, Chris, Lucia, Cristina, Marc-André, Xin Yue, Cristina, Sarah, Mélanie

2012

Mélanie, Vi, Laurent, Chris, Christian, Cristina

Mélanie, Vi, Laurent, Chris, Christian, Cristina

2011

Chris, Cédric, Cristina, Chantal, Mélanie, Christian

Chris, Cédric, Cristina, Chantal, Mélanie, Christian

2011

Mélanie, Chris, Cristina, Sarah, Chantal, Mireille, Christian

Mélanie, Chris, Cristina, Sarah, Chantal, Mireille, Christian

2011

Chris, Eleni, Mélanie, Cristina, Mireille

Chris, Eleni, Mélanie, Cristina, Mireille

2010

Chantal, Tayeb, Mélanie, Helen, Christian, Cristina, Jimmy, Christian

Chantal, Tayeb, Mélanie, Helen, Christian, Cristina, Jimmy, Christian

2009

Xiaoling, Jimmy, Mélanie, Chris, Christian, Cristina

Xiaoling, Jimmy, Mélanie, Chris, Christian, Cristina

2009

Chris, Patricia, Yu, Mélanie, Jimmy, Cristina, Christian, Xiaoling

Chris, Patricia, Yu, Mélanie, Jimmy, Cristina, Christian, Xiaoling

2008

Cristina, Xiaoling, Mélanie, Chris

Cristina, Xiaoling, Mélanie, Chris

 Where?

We are located in downtown Montreal (Quebec, Canada) at the pavillon R, as part of the Centre de Recherche du Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CRCHUM). Since 2013, we are moved in the new building during the first phase of construction of the new CHUM, which will be completed in 2020.

 Thanks

Thanks to our students who helps writing content of the website!

Thanks to our funding agencies!

Canadian Institutes of Health Research ( CIHR)

Canadian Institutes of Health Research ( CIHR)

Fonds de recherche du Québec en santé ( FRQS)

Fonds de recherche du Québec en santé ( FRQS)

Canadian Liver Foundation ( CLF)

Canadian Liver Foundation ( CLF)

Canada Foundation for Innovation ( CFI)

Canada Foundation for Innovation ( CFI)

Fondation Grand Défi Pierre-Lavoie ( FGPDL)

Fondation Grand Défi Pierre-Lavoie ( FGPDL)

Canadian Foundation of dietetic research ( CFDR)

Canadian Foundation of dietetic research ( CFDR)