Dr. Marie-Pierre Dubé

Title(s), professional position(s) and university affiliation(s): 

Director, Beaulieu-Saucier Pharmacogenomics Center
Associate Professor at Université de Montréal

Marie-Pierre Dubé

Dr. Marie-Pierre Dubé directs the Beaulieu-Saucier Pharmacogenomics Centre at the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI). She is also a researcher at the MHI, where she founded the StatGen Statistical Genetics Research Group. Dr. Dubé is an associate professor in the Department of Medicine at Université de Montréal, holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, and is an accredited member of the Departments of Pharmacology and Biochemistry and the Bioinformatics Program.  She supervises many graduate students in these programs and teaches pharmacogenomics and genetic epidemiology at Université de Montréal. Dr. Dubé received an FRQS Clinical Research Scholar Award.

She obtained her BSc in Biology (1994) and a PhD (1999) for her work in genetics from McGill University. She did her post-doctoral studies in genetic epidemiology at Women's College Hospital and the University of Toronto. She worked at Xenon Pharmaceuticals at the head of the genetic statistics team in Montréal and in Vancouver from 2001 to 2004.

Dr. Dubé has written over 80 articles that have appeared in specialized journals and has also authored book chapters and patents. She has been involved in a number of pharmacogenomics studies, and she is the principal investigator of a large-scale prospective observational study on the pharmacogenomics of anticoagulant therapy funded by the CIHR and Cepmed. As the director of the Beaulieu-Saucier Pharmacogenomics Centre, she is directing a number of studies in collaboration with pharmaceutical companies to look for the genetic determinants that modulate the efficacy and safety of medications.

Research interest(s) 

Genetic statistics

Genetic epidemiology

Awards and Distinctions 

2012 : Champion of Genetics, Canadian Gene Cure Foundation
2009 : Award for quality teaching, Merck Frosst / Schering-Plough
2009 : Clinical Research Scholar, Junior 2, FRQS 
2008 : Martial G. Bourassa Prize
2005 : Clinical Research Scholar, Junior 1, FRQS
2004 : Salary Award from the Department of Medicine at Université de Montréal

Contact informations

514-670-7670 ext. 7701