Gratien completed his undergraduate and master studies (B.Sc/M.Sc) in biochemistry at University of Sherbrooke. He holds a doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in molecular biology from University of Montreal. He later worked as a post-doctoral fellow and research associate at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute in Toronto. During his career, he uncovered new molecular signalling networks regulating the development and degeneration of the nervous system. With an interest in law and bioethics, he later obtained his LL.B. in civil law at University of Montreal and joined the Centre of Genomics and Policy as an academic associate. His current work at the Centre of Genomics and Policy involves research translation, genomic medicine, genetic discrimination and research participation of vulnerable persons.
Data-Intensive Research, Dementia Research, Food Safety Policy, Genetic Discrimination, Genomic Medicine, Qualitative Methodology, Return of Research Findings