Centre for Heart Lung Innovation
St. Paul's Hospital
Room 166 - 1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6Z 1Y6
Dr. Guenette received his BHK (2004), MSc (2006) and PhD (2010) in Exercise and Respiratory Physiology in the School of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia. His graduate training was conducted in the Health and Integrative Physiology Laboratory under the mentorship of Dr. A. William Sheel. Dr. Guenette received additional research training in Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology at the Copenhagen Muscle Research Centre (University of Copenhagen) and in the Department of Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonary Services (University of Athens). Following his graduate training, Dr. Guenette completed a postdoctoral fellowship (2012) in clinical exercise physiology in the Department of Medicine at Queen’s University under the mentorship of Dr. Denis E. O’Donnell.
Dr. Guenette began his academic appointment at UBC as an Assistant Professor in 2012. The primary aim of his research program is to better understand the physiological factors that limit exercise tolerance across the spectrum of health and chronic lung disease. The lab uses a number of novel measurement techniques to simultaneously assess the respiratory, cardiovascular, sensory, muscular and neuro-physiological responses to exercise. His team conducts both mechanistic exercise physiology experiments and clinical trials in patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD), cystic fibrosis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The long term goal of this research program is to develop more effective rehabilitation interventions to improve exercise performance and quality of life for those suffering from chronic lung diseases. Students interested in pursuing graduate training are encouraged to contact Dr. Guenette directly.