François Tremblay


François Tremblay
Full Professor

1997 Ph.D. Neurological Sciences University of Montreal
1989 M.Sc. Neurobiology Laval University
1985 B.Sc. Physiotherapy Laval University

Room: 3061 RGN CMM/Elizabeth Bruyere
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 8455
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Francois Tremblay


François Tremblay received his baccalaureate in physiotherapy from Laval University in 1985 and a master’s degree in neurobiology in 1989 from the same Institution. He joined the University of Ottawa in 1988 as full-time lecturer in the Physiotherapy Program. In 1991, he went to the University of Montréal to undertake a PhD in Neurological Sciences. Back at the University of Ottawa in 1997, Dr. Tremblay established a research program to study the impact of normal aging on hand function. Over the years, he also developed an expertise in the application of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). In his work, Dr. Tremblay uses TMS for safe and non-invasive explorations of the corticospinal system in humans. Dr Tremblay also uses psychophysical and biomechanical approaches to characterize sensory and motor deficits affecting hand function with age. Dr. Tremblay is a member of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and holds cross-appointments with the School of Human Kinetics and the School of Psychology. Dr Tremblay is also a scientist affiliated with the Elisabeth Bruyère Research Institute, where is the principal investigator in the clinical neuroscience lab.

Research Interests

  • Psychophysics of tactile sensations
  • Neurophysiological aspects of human aging
  • Sensori-motor integration in health and disease

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Key Words:

tactile perception, haptics, motor cortex, transcranial magnetic stimulation, healthy aging, magnetic stimulation

Fields of Interest

  • Neurophysiology and psychophysics of hand function across the lifespan
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