McMaster University

McMaster University

Faculty of
Health Sciences

Canada Research Chair in Genetics of Obesity

David Meyre

David Meyre

Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Member, Population Genomics Program


Web: David Meyre's Homepage

Research Involves

Understanding the genetic basis of obesity as well as designing efficient and personalized obesity prevention and treatment programs inside and outside Canada.

Research Relevance

His research aims to:

  • Identify novel obesity genes in diverse ethnic groups
  • Find interactions between obesity genes and the environment
  • Investigate whether the obesity genes have been subjected to natural selection
  • Depict the physiological mechanisms of obesity
  • Develop new guidelines and methods
  • Summarize and disseminate the more recent discoveries to a large public
  • Implement the genetic information in innovative programs of prevention and treatment of obesity


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