Dr Marie-Pierre Dubé

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

Director, Beaulieu-Saucier Pharmacogenomics Center
Full Professor at Université de Montréal Department of Medicine, and Department of Social and Preventive Medicine

Marie-Pierre Dubé

Marie-Pierre Dubé is professor at Université de Montréal and she is the director of the Beaulieu-Saucier Pharmacogenomics Centre at the Montreal Heart Institute. She holds the Canada Research Chair in Precision Medicine Data Analysis and has received several awards including three career awards from the Quebec Government (FRQS) and the Champions in Genetics award from the Canadian Gene Cure Foundation. She teaches genetic epidemiology at the School of Public Health at Université de Montréal, and she has supervised many graduate students in the fields of genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics and bioinformatics. Her research is well funded including from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Government of Quebec. She has published over 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals. Her research is focused on genomic studies of clinical trials in cardiovascular and metabolic diseases and on the impact of sex, gender and genetics on the efficacy and safety of medication.

Dr. Dubé graduated with BSc (1994) and PhD (1999) degrees from McGill University for her studies in genetics. She completed her post-doctoral studies in genetic epidemiology at University of Toronto. Before joining Université de Montréal and the Montreal Heart Institute in 2004, she worked at Xenon Pharmaceuticals, based in Vancouver, at the head of the genetic statistics team.

Research interest(s) 
  • Genetic epidemiology
  • Statistical genetics
  • Pharmacogenomics
Awards and Distinctions 

2020-2027        Canada Research Chair in Precision Medicine Data Analysis – Tier 1
2015-2018        Research Scholar Senior, FRQS
2013                 Distinction Award - Best scientist in clinical environment, Dept. of Medicine
2012                 Champion of Genetics, Canadian Gene Cure Foundation
2009-2013        Research Scholar Junior 2, FRQS 
2009                 Teaching Award, Merck Frosst / Schering-Plough
2008                 Distinction award, Martial G. Bourassa Prize
2005-2009        Research Scholar Junior 1, FRQS
2004                 Salary Award from the Department of Medicine at Université de Montréal

Contact informations

514-376-3330 ext. 2298