Dr. Martin SenechalKinesiologist
Dr. Sénéchal is an Associate Member at IMPART. He is an Assistant Professor at University of New Brunswick and the Co-director of the Cardiometabolic Exercise and Lifestyle Laboratory in the Faculty of Kinesiology.
Dr. Sénéchal received his Ph.D. from University of Sherbrooke in 2012. He did his first postdoctoral fellowship at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Louisiana, and a second fellowship at the Children Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba in Winnipeg.
As IMPART member, Dr. Sénéchal’s research interests focus on the impact of physical activity and exercise training on cardiometabolic health in obese individuals. More specifically, his research program targets “Exercise Responders” and “Exercise Non-Responders”. Dr. Sénéchal aims to understand why some individuals living with obesity experience benefit from exercise while other individuals do not benefit from the same exercise intervention. His research mainly examines different types and intensities of exercise, the release of myokines, and whether these are predictors of exercise response.