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Faculty of Kinesiology
UNB Fredericton

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About the lab

Our main priority

Our research focus on physical activity, and cardiometabolic health. We work with community partners to translate our research into better health for New Brunswickers.

Our funding

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • Diabetes Action Canada
  • Government of NB
  • Healthy Seniors Pilot Project
  • New Brunswick Health Research Foundation
  • Public Health Agency
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Ultramar
  • UNB

Co-directors

Dr. Martin Sénéchal is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton. He came to New Brunswick and founded the CELLAB with Dr. Danielle Bouchard in 2015 after completing his studies.

Dr. Sénéchal did a bachelor and a master in kinesiology as well as a Ph.D. from University of Sherbrooke. Dr. Sénéchal did a first postdoctoral fellowship at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center (PBRC) in Louisiana. His second postdoctoral fellowship was performed at the Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM) in Winnipeg.

Dr. Sénéchal is a certified exercise physiologist from the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology and an Affiliated Member of IMPART Team Canada. Dr. Sénéchal is also a board member of PLOS One and an Academic Editor for this journal as well as an editor for Metabolic Syndrome Related Disorders journal and a co-investigator of Diabetes Action Canada.

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Dr. Danielle Bouchard is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton. She came back to New Brunswick and founded the CELLAB with Dr. Martin Sénéchal in 2015 after completing her studies.  

Dr. Bouchard has a Bachelor’s in Physical Education from the Université de Moncton, a MSc. from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières in Exercise Sciences and a Ph.D from the Université de Sherbrooke in Gerontology.

She has completed two post-doctoral trainings, the first one in Epidemiology at Queen’s University, and the second one in Endocrinology at the Université de Sherbrooke. 

She is also an invigilator for certifications from the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology (CSEP). She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity.