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ChronoPhysiology and Therapy


Dr Hébert

Centre de recherche Université Laval, Canada

Dr Hébert

Editor-in-Chief: Dr Marc Hébert 

Dr Marc Hébert is a full professor of ophthalmology at Université Laval, Québec City, Canada and the director of the Photobiology Laboratory at the Centre de Recherche de l’Institut Universitaire de Santé Mental de Québec (CRIUSMQ). He is also past president (2010-2012) of the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms (SLTBR) a not-for-profit international organization founded in 1988, dedicated to fostering research, professional development, and clinical applications in the fields of light therapy and biological rhythms.

He holds a BA in psychology (1992) from Ottawa University, Ottawa, ON, Canada, and a PhD in neurobiology (1998) from Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC, Canada, with a specialization in chronobiology and visual electrophysiology. He has served on numerous scientific advisory panels for the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) and the Fonds de la Recherche en Santé du Québec (FRSQ). Since 2001 he has received many career awards (Junior I, Junior II, and Senior Research Scholars) from the Fonds de la Recherche en Santé du Québec (FRSQ). He is also the scientific director of the Foundation des Maladies de L’oeil (Eye Disease Foundation).

His translational scientific research focused on field applications of light to help night shift workers to better adapt to the night shift. He is also investigating the light response of the eyes of patients with psychiatric disorders, an assessment that appears very promising for the identification of neurotransmitter anomalies underlying some psychiatric illnesses. He has published 40 peer reviewed articles and over 150 presentations at scientific meetings. He is regularly invited to provide media expertise on light therapy and chronobiology.


Editorial Board

Ana Adan, Professor, Departament of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychobiology, School of Psychology, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Raúl Antonio Aguilar Roblero, Professor of Human Physiology, National University of Mexico, Mexico

Daniel Cardinali, Director of Teaching & Research, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Nipon Chattipakorn, Professor, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Christopher Colwell, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioural Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Zbigniew Czarnocki, Professor and Head, Labratory of Natural Products Chemistry, Warsaw, Poland

Mahmoud M El-Mas, Professor & Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt

Diego A. Golombek, Professor of Physiology at the National University of Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Kerry Hourigan, Professor, FLAIR/Laboratory for Biomedical Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Monash University, Australia

How-Jing Lee, Professor, Department of Entomology, National Taiwan Univesity, Taipei, Taiwan

Alexander Lerchl, Professor of Biology, School of Engineering & Science, Jacobs University Bremen, Bremen, Germany

Fernando Louzada, Department of Physiology, Federal University of Parana, Brazil

Luiz Silveira Menna Barreto, Professor, School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Claudia R C Moreno, Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Gurmit Singh, Professor, Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Pablo Valdez, Professor, School of Psychology, University of Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, NL, Mexico

Daniel Vigo, MD, PhD. Associate Researcher. Institute for Biomedical Research, Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina (UCA) and National Research Council (CONICET). Buenos Aires, Argentina; Visiting Research Fellow, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

Zhengrong Wang, Professor of Biomedical Engineering,Chronobiology and Pharmacology, School of Basic Medical Sciences in Sichuan University, Sichuan, People's Republic of China