Dr. Michou completed her medical studies at l’Université d’Angers, her Rheumatology residency at l’Université Denis-Diderot-Paris VII and her PhD in Human Genetics at l’Université René-Descartes-Paris V (France). She had in parallel completed a two-year clinical fellowship in fragility bone diseases at the centre Viggo Petersen, Rheumatology department, Lariboisière hospital, Assistance publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, France.

Dr Michou is a clinical investigator at the Centre de Recherche du CHU de Québec-Laval University, rheumatologist at the CHUL, and associate professor at Laval University’s School of Medicine, Quebec. Dr Michou is the principal investigator of several academic research projects in the field of rheumatic diseases, mainly funded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec-Santé, Canadian Institutes of Health research, the Arthritis Society, and the CHU de Québec foundation. She supervises master and PhD students, as well as the clinical research projects of rheumatology and internal medicine residents.

She is the author or coauthor of 53 scientific refereed articles, over  100 oral or poster communications in scientific congresses, and approximately 30 articles of continuing medical education for rheumatologists or family doctors.

Dr. Michou’s research interests are human genetics of bone and joint diseases, particularly Paget’s disease of the bone, rare bone diseases, osteoporosis, Dupuytren’s disease and rheumatoid arthritis. She is the manager of the Biobank and Bank of Data for the Study of Heritable Musculoskeletal Diseases and co-manager of the Biobank and Repository Data for Systemic Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases.

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Paccou J, Michou L, Kolta S, Debiais F, Cortet B, Guggenbuhl P

High bone mass in adults.

Journal Article

Joint Bone Spine, 2018, ISSN: 1297-319X.

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Nguyen P, Julien AS, Bessette L, Fortin PR, Michou L

Sharing Ongoing Care with Primary Care Physicians Opens Up Opportunity for Timelier and Earlier Care by Rheumatologists for Patients with New Inflammatory Polyarthritis.

Journal Article

J Rheumatol, 45 (2), pp. 266-273, 2018, ISSN: 0315-162X.

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Silva IAL, Conceicao N, Gagnon E, Caiado H, Brown JP, Gianfrancesco F, Michou L, Leonor Cancela M

Effect of genetic variants of OPTN in the pathophysiology of Paget's disease of bone.

Journal Article

Biochim Biophys Acta, 1864 (1), pp. 143-151, 2018, ISSN: 0006-3002.

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Michou L

Epigenetics of bone diseases.

Journal Article

Joint Bone Spine, 2017, ISSN: 1297-319X.

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Audet MC, Jean S, Beaudoin C, Guay-Belanger S, Dumont J, Brown JP, Michou L

Environmental factors associated with familial or non-familial forms of Paget's disease of bone.

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Joint Bone Spine, 84 (6), pp. 719-723, 2017, ISSN: 1297-319X.

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Active projects

  • Caractérisation de biomarqueurs pour une médecine de précision en rhumatologie, Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé, Chercheurs-boursiers cliniciens - Juniors 1 et 2, Seniors, from 2017-07-01 to 2021-06-30
  • Centre de recherche en endocrinologie, métabolisme et inflammation, Subvention, Institutionnel - BDR, BDR - Centres de recherche reconnus, from 1996-06-01 to 2023-04-30
  • Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec - CHU de Québec-Université Laval, Subvention, Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec - Université Laval, Centres de recherche affiliés, from 2017-01-01 to 2099-12-31
  • Clinical and molecular heterogeneity of Paget's disease of bone., Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention de fonctionnement, from 2013-10-01 to 2018-09-30
  • Mechanisms of osteocytes dysfunction in CKD-minerals and bones desorders, Subvention, Fondation canadienne du rein, Subvention de soutien à la recherche biomédicale, from 2016-07-01 to 2019-06-30

Recently finished projects

  • Caractérisation de biomarqueurs génétiques liés aux fractures atypiques., Subvention, Fondation du CHU de Québec, from 2016-09-22 to 2017-03-31
  • Cohorte pilote de patients atteints de polyarthrite rhumatoïde et débutant un traitement de fond., Subvention, Bristol Myers Squibb Groupe Pharmaceutique, from 2016-07-01 to 2017-03-31
  • Développement d'une signature moléculaire de la maladie osseuse de Paget., Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé, Chercheurs-boursiers cliniciens - Juniors 1 et 2, Seniors, from 2013-07-01 to 2017-06-30
  • Interactions gène-environnement dans la maladie osseuse de Paget, Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé, Réseaux thématiques de recherche, from 2015-10-01 to 2016-09-30
  • Measuring the impact of an innovative educational intervention in inflammatory arthritis : a natural evolution f the CHU de Québec's multidisciplinary information session, Subvention, Société canadienne de rhumatologie, from 2014-07-01 to 2016-06-30
  • Présentation de résultats de projet de recherche en rhumatologie, Subvention, Fondation du CHU de Québec, from 2015-08-24 to 2017-03-31
  • Redefining the mechanisms of bone and vessels disorders in chronic kidney disease., Subvention, Fondation de l'Université Laval, from 2015-10-01 to 2017-09-30
  • Support of Rheumatic Health Units Competition, Subvention, La société d'arthrite, from 2016-09-01 to 2017-08-01
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