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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Kurreeman FA, Rocha D, Houwing-Duistermaat J, Vrijmoet S, Teixeira VH, Migliorini P, Balsa A, Westhovens R, Barrera P, Alves H, Vaz C, Fernandes M, Pascual-Salcedo D, Michou L, Bombardieri S, Radstake T, van Riel P, van de Putte L, Lopes-Vaz A, Prum B, Bardin T, Gut I, Cornelis F, Huizinga TW, Petit-Teixeira E, Toes RE,

Replication of the tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 1/complement component 5 region as a susceptibility locus for rheumatoid arthritis in a European family-based study

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Arthritis Rheum, 58 (9), 2008.

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Compain C, Michou L, Orcel P, Hannouche D, Richette P

Septic arthritis of the hip with psoas abscess caused by Non-typhi Salmonella infection in an immunocompetent patient

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Joint Bone Spine, 75 (1), 2008.

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Michou L, Garnier S, Barbet S, Glikmans E, Ea HK, Uzan B, Asensio C, Ah Kioon MD, Lasbleiz S, Bardin T, Cornelis F, Liote F

Lack of linkage and association of adrenomedullin and its receptor genes in French Caucasian rheumatoid arthritis trio families

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Clin Exp Rheumatol, 26 (6), 2008.

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Michou L

Un phénomène de Raynaud unilatéral

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Arthrovision, 43 , 2007.

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Active projects

  • Étude des évènements cardiovasculaires et des calcifications vasculaires dans la maladie osseuse de Paget, from 2024-01-31 to 2025-02-28
  • Multifaceted Intervention using Telehealth to Reduce the risk of Falls and Fractures in Older Men (MisterFit study): a Pilot Study , from 2021-10-01 to 2025-09-30

Recently finished projects

  • Clinical validity and clinical utility of a screening test for Paget's disease of bone, from 2019-03-01 to 2023-03-31
  • Facteurs de risque associés à la résistance à de multiples agents biologiques dans la polyarthrite rhumatoïde et l'arthrite psoriasique périphérique, from 2020-05-14 to 2024-03-31
  • Rôle de SUPT20H dans la pathogénie de la polyarthrite rhumatoïde, from 2022-03-10 to 2024-04-28
  • Transgenic rats overexpressing HDAC9 to explore the missing link between osteoporosis and vascular disease in chronic kidney disease, from 2023-06-21 to 2024-03-31
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