Richard Bazinet





Academic Degree(s)

M.D., Ph.D.




Current Position

  • Associate Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Canada Research Chair in Brain Lipid Metabolism
  • Vice-President and President-Elect, ISSFAL



  • Early Career Award from the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids
  • Jordi-Folch-Pi Memorial Award from the American Society for Neurochemistry Future Leaders Award from the International Life Sciences Institute
  • Young Scientist Award for the American Oil Chemists’ Society and the Early Researcher Award from the Canadian Society for Nutrition

Selected Publication

  • Hopperton KE, Mohammad D, Trepanier MO, Giuliano V, Bazinet RP (2017). Markers of microglia in post-mortem brain samples from patients with Alzheimer’s Disease: a systematic review. Molecular Psychiatry.
  • Hopperton KE, Trépanier MO, Giuliano V, Bazinet RP (2016). Brain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids modulate microglia cell number and morphology in response to intracerebroventricular amyloid-β 1-40 in mice. J Neuroinflammation.
  • Trépanier MO, Hopperton KE, Mizrahi R, Mechawar N, Bazinet RP (2016). Postmortem evidence of cerebral inflammation in schizophrenia: a systematic review Mol Psychiatry.
  • Chen CT, Bazinet RP (2015). β-oxidation and rapid metabolism, but not uptake regulate brain eicosapentaenoic acid levels.  Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids.
  • Chen CT, Kitson AP, Hopperton KE, Domenichiello AF, Trépanier MO, Lin LE, Ermini L, Post M, Thies F, Bazinet RP (2015). Plasma non-esterified docosahexaenoic acid is the major pool supplying the brain.
  • Bazinet RP, Laye S (2014). Polyunsaturated fatty acids and their metabolites in brain function and disease. Nature Reviews Neuroscience.
  • Chen CT, Domenichiello AF, Trepanier MO, Liu Z, Masoodi M, Bazinet RP (2013). The low levels of eicosapentaenoic acid in rat brain phospholipids are maintained via multiple redundant mechanisms. J Lipid Res.