Grant A. Mitchell , M.D.
    Grant A. Mitchell
    Research Axis
    Metabolic and Cardiovascular Health Axis
    Research Theme
    Genetic and metabolic diseases in Quebec: diagnosis, mechanisms and interventions

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    Career Summary

    As a clinician and a biochemical and molecular geneticist, I have studied several pediatric hereditary diseases. My work has involved the identification and cloning of the genes responsible for a form of hereditary blindness (gyrate atrophy), three diseases of fat energy metabolism that can cause coma and low blood sugar in children, and hormone-sensitive lipase, an enzyme involved in diabetes and obesity. We are interested in engineering metabolic pathways to prevent or treat these diseases.

    In collaboration with a group of colleagues, I conduct therapeutic research trials analyzing genetic diseases particularly common in Québec, including cytochrome oxidase deficiency (a cause of circulatory failure and strokes in children), as well as tyrosinemia and North American Indian Cirrhosis, both of which cause liver failure.


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