Marie-Claude Vohl completed her graduate studies at Laval University from 1992 to 1997. She was interested in the genetics of dyslipidemia and obesity-related metabolic complications. In 1997-1998, she was enrolled in a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute where she studied antioxidant properties of HDL. During her second post-doctoral training (1998-1999) at McGill University in Montreal, she was interested in the genetics of complex disorders. She has been appointed as a professor at the Department of Food Science and Nutrition at Laval University (Quebec City) in 1999. Her research projects are aimed at the genetic dissection of the atherogenic dyslipidemia of abdominally obese/insulin-resistant men. She is also interested in nutrigenetics/nutrigenomics. She conducted different cross-sectional and intervention studies examining the combined effects of dietary fat and genetic factors on cardio-vascular disease risk factors.