Christine Doucette


  • Accepting Students: No
  • Research Category: Childhood Diseases


Current Positions

Associate Professor, Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology


B.Sc. University of Toronto at Scarborough, Specialist Degree in Cell and Molecular Biology (2000)
Ph.D. University of Toronto, Cell and Systems Biology (2007)
Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Toronto, Department of Physiology (2012)

Research Focus

My research is focused on understanding the molecular and metabolic regulators of pancreatic insulin secretion and how these are altered in type 2 diabetes in children. We also have a newer focus on understanding how the early life environment and genes interact to influence kidney function and renal disease in T2D.

Research Interests

- Islet Biology
- Gene-environment interactions in childhood-onset T2D
- Developmental origins of T2D
- Developmental origins of renal complications