Dr. Abdoulaye Diané
Dr. Diane received his Master’s (M.Sc.) degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar, Senegal. He completed a PhD in Human Nutrition at AgroParisTech Institute, Paris (France). After completion of his PhD in 2006, Dr. Diané was awarded a Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowship in Obesity/Healthy Body Weight Program from CIHR to join the Lipid Research Centre at Laval University in Quebec, Canada. Here he worked on cardiovascular complications of diabetes from 2007-2008.
In November 2008, he joined the Metabolic and Cardiovascular Diseases Laboratory at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada as a Research Associate and Teaching Assistant for 8 years. We worked on many research projects investigating the impact of nutrition and pharmacotherapies on cardiometabolic risk in animal models of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases.
In 2014, he moved to the Northern Medical Program, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada, as a Post-Doc to investigate the physiological and molecular mechanisms of the Pituitary Adenylate Cylase-Activating Polypeptide (PACAP) involved in adaptive thermogenesis.
In August 2017, he joined Dr. Dehbi’s group and is currently working as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Diabetes Center of QBRI. His role is to help in the setup of functional vivarium at QBRI, developing animal models of metabolic diseases. Dr. Diané has extensive experience in pre-clinical animal models of chronic metabolic diseases.