Hélène Côté

Academic Institution Affiliation: University of British Columbia (UBC)
Academic Institution Position/Title: Associate Professor
Academic Affiliation Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Hospital/Health Centre Affiliation Position: UBC Hospital
Degree(s): Bsc, PhD

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Dr. Côté is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of British Columbia. She is also an Associate member of the Women’s Health Research Institute, an Investigator of the UBC Centre for Blood Research, and serves on the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research Scientific Advisory Committee.

She did her BSc at Laval University, her PhD at the University of British Columbia, and her post-doctoral training at the University of Washington before returning to the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS where she started working on HIV and antiretroviral drug toxicity. She then joined the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine on the UBC campus, supported by Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar and CIHR New Investigator Awards. Her research program investigates mitochondrial and telomere toxicity, and accelerated aging in persons living with HIV or uninfected but exposed to antiretroviral agents. She has been the lead Principal Investigator on two CIHR team grants on HIV Therapy and Aging (2007-12), and Cellular Aging and HIV comorbidities in Women and Children (2013-18) and leads the pan-Canadian CARMA cohort.