Hepato-neuro lab

Our Lab

Who are we?

 Our team

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.

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.

Annie Lamoussenerie

M.Sc., Nutrition, Université de Montréal
Annie Lamoussenerie

M.Sc., 2016

Annie Lamoussenerie

Development of a measuring tool of malnutrition in cirrhotic population.

Gregory Petrazzo

M.Sc., Biomedical sciences, Université de Montréal
Gregory Petrazzo

M.Sc., 2017

Gregory Petrazzo

Hepatic encephalopathy sensibilize brain to neuronal death induced by hypotension/reperfusion in cirrhotics rats.

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.

Mimosa Nguyen

M.Sc., Nutrition, Université de Montréal, Université de Montréal
Mimosa Nguyen

M.Sc., 2017

Mimosa Nguyen

Impact of sarcopenia on pronostic of cirrhotics patients in context of hepatic transplantation.

Lydie Frigon

DEC, Biologie Moléculaire, Cégep de St-Jean-sur-Richelieu
Lydie Frigon

Stagiaire, 2019

Lydie Frigon

Establishment of ammonia assay.

Alexis Monnet-Aimard

Licence, Université de Poitiers, France
Alexis Monnet-Aimard

M.Sc., 2019

Alexis Monnet-Aimard

The blood-brain barrier in cirrhotic rats: a male and female comparison.

Farzaneh Tamnanloo

Ph.D., Sciences biomédicales, 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?

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

 Previous team's members

  Our team pictures

Many pictures accumulated through years!

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)