Jean Buteau, PhD

Associate Professor

Agricultural Life and Environmental Sciences

Agricultural Food and Nutritional Science

About Me


PhD in Biochemistry, University of Montreal


Canadian Institutes of Health Research, New Investigator Award, 2013-2018

Canadian Diabetes Association, Scholar Award, 2008-2013

Quebec Research Funds, Junior Investigator Award, 2008-2012


Research Interests

Keywords: Diabetes, Obesity, Nutritional and hormonal regulation of beta-cell mass and function.

Our research efforts are aimed at identifying novel molecular mechanisms that govern beta-cell differentiation, proliferation, and survival. The overall goal is to harness the therapeutic potential of these newly discovered targets to stimulate the generation of new beta-cells and to expand and protect the functional beta-cells that still reside in the pancreas of patients with diabetes.