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Jeffrey Gagnon

Jeffrey Gagnon

Associate Professor, School of Natural Sciences
School of Natural Sciences
Science, Engineering and Architecture


I joined Laurentian University in the summer of 2014. I am a core faculty member in the School of Natural Sciences. I am accredited to supervise graduate students in the biology MSc program and Biomolecular Sciences PhD program. My research program investigates the role of gastrointestinal hormones in health and disease with particular interest in how the gut microbiome can influence hormones and alter metabolism.

I teach courses in the areas of microbiology, cell biology, and endocrinology. 

My office is located in the Science Building, S719


 Post Doctoral Fellowship Physiology,  University of Toronto 2014

PhD Physiology and Biophysics,  Dalhousie University 2013

MSc Biochemistry, University of Ottawa 2008

BSc Biopharmaceutical Sciences, University of Ottawa 2006

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor School of Natural Sciences

Graduate Supervision in Biology MSc and Biomolecular Sciences PhD

On The Web

Google Scholar page:


My lab examines how the gut endocrine system regulates energy metabolism.

Areas of interest are:

–Hormone Dysregulation

–Glucose Metabolism (Type 2 Diabetes)

–Metabolic Inflammation

–Gastrointestinal microbes (microflora)

These areas are examined by various techniques including:

–Mammalian cell culture (endocrine cell lines and primary cell culture)

–Rodent models of weight gain (both genetic and diet induced)

Students interested in 4th year thesis (BIOL4035), MSc and PhD:

Students with a strong academic record (80+ average) and research interest/background, please email with CV and transcripts to

Étudiants avec un rendement scolaire supérieur (moyenne 80+)  et un intérêt dans la recherche, SVP envoyer vos CV et relevés de notes à


BIOL2026FL- Introduction à la microbiologie (Sept)

BIOL2126FL- Biologie cellulaire (Sept)

BIOL3117FL-  Maladies infectieuses (Jan)

BIO 4986FL- Endocrinologie médicale (Jan)


For publications see Google Scholar page.​