Michel Chrétien

IRCM Emeritus Research Professor

  • IRCM Emeritus Research Professor 
  • Emeritus Professor, Université de Montréal
  • Emeritus Scientist, Chronic Disease Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI)
  • Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology (BMI), Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
  • Founder and Professor, Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology (OISB)

Honorary Degrees

  • D.Sc. (Honoris Causa), Université de Liège, Belgium (1980)
  • D.Sc. (Honoris Causa), Université René Descartes, Paris (1992)
  • D.Sc. (Honoris Causa), Université Laurentienne, Ontario (1996)
  • D.Sc. (Honoris Causa), University of Guelph, Ontario (1999)
  • D.Sc. (Honoris Causa), Memorial University, Newfoundland and Labrador (2000)

Executive and Research Positions

  • Scientific Director and President, IRCM (1984-1994)
  • Scientific Director and President, Loeb Research Institute (LRI), Ottawa Hospital (1998-2001)
  • Laboratory Director, IRCM, LRI and OHRI (1967-present)

Degrees and Training

  • MD, Université de Montréal (1960)
  • M.Sc., Experimental Medicine (Drs. J Genest/JSL Browne), McGill University  (1962)
  • MRC Research Fellow (Dr. J Genest), Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal (1960-1962)
  • Resident, Internal Medicine and Endocrinology (Drs. G Thorn/G Cahill), Harvard Medical School (1962-1964)
  • Assistant Biochemist (Dr. CH Li), UC Berkeley and UCSF (1964-1967)
  • Professor in residence (sabbatical), Un Cambridge (Dr. L Iversen) & Salk Institute (Dr. R Guillemin) (1979-1980)

Major Awards/Recognitions                                                                                

  • Fellow, Royal Society (London) (FRS)
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Canada (FRSC)
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (FAAAS)
  • Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC)
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians (FACP)
  • Honorary Professor, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College (PUMC)
  • Officer, Order of Canada (O.C.)
  • Officer, Ordre National du Québec (O.Q.)
  • Officer, National Order of the Legion of Honour, France (OLH)
  • Killam Prize, Art Council of Canada
  • McLaughlin Medal, Royal Society of Canada
  • Arthur Wynne Award, Canadian Society for Biomolecular Sciences
  • Boehringer-Mannheim Award, Canadian Society for Biomolecular Sciences
  • Henry Friesen Award, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Clarke Institute of Psychiatry Prize, Toronto
  • Prix Archambault, ACFAS, Canada
  • Fuller Albright Medal, Peripatetic Club, USA
  • Jeremiah Metzger Lecturer, Am. Clin. Climatological Association, USA
  • Scholar, Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, USA
  • Scholar, Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research, USA