Steve Bourgault

Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry

Pr Steve Bourgault received his B.Sc. in Biochemistry from Université du Québec à Montréal in 2002 before completing a M.Sc. in experimental health sciences (specialization in molecular pharmacology) at INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier. He received his Ph.D. (joint doctoral thesis) in 2009 from both INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier in biology and the Université de Rouen (France) in biology (option in medicinal chemistry) under the co-supervision of Pr Alain Fournier and Pr David Vaudry. His graduate research work focuses on the molecular pharmacology and medicinal chemistry of peptide hormones, on the development of synthetic methods for solid phase peptide synthesis and on the structural study of polypeptides.

After receiving his Ph.D., Steve Bourgault started a postdoctoral training at the Department of Chemistry of The Scripps Research Institute (La Jolla, CA, USA) under the supervision of Pr Jeffery W. Kelly, a world-leader in the field of protein misfolding diseases. His research work focused on the biochemical mechanism of transthyretin amyloidoses, which are an important class of senile and/or familial protein misfolding disorders.  In 2012, Dr Bourgault moved back to Montreal where he started his independent scientific career as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry of UQAM.


Postdoctoral Research with Pr Jeffery W. Kelly, 2009-12  //  The Scripps Research Institute, Department of Chemistry, CA, USA

Ph.D. Biology; option in Medicinal Chemistry, with Dr David Vaudry, 2009  //  Université de Rouen, France

Ph.D. Biology with Pr Alain Fournier, 2009  //  INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier, Canada

Graduate Diploma in Management, 2008  //  HEC Montreal, Canada

M.Sc. Experimental Health Sciences with Pr Alain Fournier, 2004  //  INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier, Canada

B.Sc. Biochemistry, 2002  //  Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada


Fonds de la Recherche en Santé du Québec,
Postdoctoral research fellowship // 2010-2012

INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier,
Award for the best Ph.D. thesis // 2009

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada,
Doctoral Research Award // 2007-2009

HEC Montréal, Excellence Awards // 2007-2008

National Institute of Health,
Travel award // 2007

Ministère des Relations Internationales du Québec and French Government // 2005-2007

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Doctoral scholarship // 2004-2007

Fonds de la Recherche en Santé du Québec,
Doctoral Research Award (declined) // 2004-2007

European Peptide Society,
Travel award // 2004


Fondation Armand-Frappier,
Travel award // 2004

Club de Recherches Cliniques du Québec,
Nominate for the Hans Selye price // 2003

Société Québécoise d’Hypertension Artérielle,
Fellowship for international internship // 2003

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Master scholarship // 2002-2004

Fonds de la Recherche en Santé du Québec,
Master research award (declined) // 2002-2004

Fonds de la Recherche en Santé du Québec,
Undergraduate research award // 2002

Fondation de l’Université du Québec à Montréal,
Excellence Awards // 2001

Fondation Armand-Frappier,
Undergraduate research award // 2001

Ordre des chimistes du Québec,
Excellence Award // 2001