Gilles Gouspillou


Dr Gouspillou received a B. Sc. in exercise physiology from the Bordeaux 2 University (France) in  2005, followed by a M. Sc. in Biological Sciences from the University of St-Etienne (France) in 2007. Dr Gouspillou then received a Ph. D. in Cell Physiology and Pathophysiology in 2010 (école Doctorale des Sciences de la Vie et de la Santé, Bordeaux 1 and 2 universities, France). During his Ph. D., Dr Gouspillou focused his research activity on the investigation of the mechanisms underlying skeletal muscle aging, with a particular focus on the role played by mitochondrial dysfunction. Dr Gouspillou then further increased in training his training and advanced his research on muscle aging by performing PostDoctorate at McGill University from 2011 to 2013. Dr Gouspillou is now an assistant professor in the Departement of kinanthropology at UQAM since July 2013.

Research Program

Dr Gouspillou's research primarily focuses on the study of the regulation of mitochondrial biology and the investigation of the roles played by mitochondria in skeletal muscle physiology and pathophysiology. More specifically, his research intends to:

  • Investigate how changes in mitochondrial biology affects skeletal muscle physiology
  • Define the role played by mitochondrial dysfunction in the aging-related loss of muscle mass and strength
  • Dissect the mechanisms involved in the aging-related loss of muscle mass and strength
  • Define the influence of dietary interventions, such as calorie restriction and exposure to high fat diet, on mitochondrial biology in muscle cells
  • Define how endurance training affects mitochondrial biology in muscle cells and exerts its protective effects against muscle aging.

Gilles Gouspillou Dr.
Complexe des Sciences, Pavillon des sciences biologiques
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Montréal, Québec
Canada H2X 1Y4
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