Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr. Abdoulaye Diané

Postdoctoral researcher
Tel: +974 4454 2911

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). Dr. Diané was then 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, working 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 Post-doc/Research Associate & Teaching Assistant for 8 years. He 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 briefly joined (9 months) the Northern Medical Program, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada as a Research Associate 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 as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Diabetes Center of QBRI, working in many projects related to the role of heat shock proteins in the pathophysiology of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.
Dr. Diané has extensive experience in pre-clinical animal models of chronic metabolic diseases. He will help in the setup of functional vivarium at QBRI, developing animal models of metabolic diseases.

Selected publication

1. David W. Lim, Abdoulaye Diané, Mitsuru Muto, Donna F. Vine, Patrick N. Nation, David L. Sigalet, David L. Bigam, Paul B. Pencharz, Justine M. Turner, Paul W. Wales. Differential effects on intestinal adaptation following exogenous glucagon-like peptide-2 therapy with and without enteral nutrition in neonatal short bowel syndrome. J. Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2017 Sep 22. pii: 0148607116665812.

2. Abdoulaye Diane, W. David Peirce, Sandra E. Kelly, et al. Mechanisms Of Co-Morbidities Associated With The Metabolic Syndrome: Insights From The JCR:La-Cp Corpulent Rat Strain. Frontiers in Nutrition (section Clinical Nutrition); Oct. 2016 doi: 10.3389/fnut.2016.00044

3. Abdoulaye Diane, Faye Borthwick, , Sheng Wu, Mehdi Zarrei, Nadia Talent, Maria Kuzmina, Jeanette Lee, Saša Stefanović, Timothy A. Dickinson, Kevin D Croft, Donna F Vine and Spencer D Proctor. Hypolipidemic and cardioprotective benefits of native Canadian hawthorn extract in the JCR:LA- cp rodent model of dyslipidemia and cardiac dysfunction. Food & Function. 2016, DOI: 10.1039/c6fo01023g.

4. Abdoulaye Diane, Faye Borthwick, Cletos Mapiye, Payam Vahmani, Rolland C David, Donna F. Vine, Michael E R Dugan, Spencer D Proctor. Beef fat enriched with polyunsaturated fatty acid biohydrogenation products improves insulin sensitivity without altering dyslipidemia in insulin resistant JCR:LA-cp rats. Lipids 2016, DOI: 10.1007/s11745-016-4148-7.

5. Diane A, Nikolic N, Rudecki AP, King SM, Bowie DJ, Gray SL. PACAP is essential for the Adaptive Thermogenic Response of Brown Adipose Tissue to Cold Exposure. J Endocrinol. 2014; 222:327-39. PMID: 25056115.

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