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Stephane Bourque

Biography

Stephane Bourque is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, Pharmacology and Pediatrics at the University of Alberta. He currently holds a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Developmental and Integrative Pharmacology. He received his PhD from Queen’s University in 2009, and then pursued a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Alberta. He was appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta in 2014. He is currently a council member of the Canadian Society for the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD Canada), where he also chairs its Engagement, Communications and Outreach Committee. He is also a member of the National Preclinical Sepsis Program of Sepsis Canada. His research program encompasses two broad areas of cardiovascular pharmacology. The first focuses on understanding how iron deficiency in pregnancy affects growth and development of the fetus, and in turn predisposes the offspring to cardiovascular disease in later life. The second focuses on understanding the mechanisms underlying the development of vasoplegia and cardiovascular collapse in the progression from sepsis to septic shock. More recently, his team has also begun studying the implications of neonatal sepsis and recovery on subsequent cardiovascular development and function in adulthood. In his spare time, h spends as much of it as possible outdoors, either biking, hiking, camping, or skiing with his wife, 5 boys and 2 dogs (also boys).

Discipline: Pharmacology

Centre: University of Alberta

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