Bernard Robaire

Reproduction, Pharmacology & Toxicology

About the researcher

Bernard Robaire is a James McGill Professor in the Departments of Pharmacology & Therapeutics and of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at McGill University and a Scientist at the Research Institute of the MUHC. His research interests focus on the effects of environmental toxicants on male reproduction, on male mediated reproductive toxicology, on the structure, function and regulation of the epididymis, on androgen action, and on aging of the male reproductive system. This research activity has resulted in over 200 journal articles and book chapters, and editing/co-editing ten books.

He has been awarded several honours during his career. Some of these include an NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship, a Scholarship from the Medical Research Council of Canada, the Wyeth Award of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society, Distinguished Service Certificates from the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. and from the International Society of Andrology, the Award for Excellence in Reproduction from the Canadian Fertility & Andrology Society, the Distinguished Academic Award of the Canadian Association of University Teachers, the R. Howard Webster Foundation Award in Reproductive Medicine, and from the American Society of Andrology both the Distinguished Service Award and Distinguished Andrologist. He was elected to the Delta Omega Honor Society and the Society of Scholars, both at John Hopkins University. He was also recently elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

He is/has been a member of peer review groups for the NIH, MRC Canada, CIHR, FRSQ, FQRNT, and the Center for Alternative to Animal Testing of Johns Hopkins University. He has served on several editorial boards (Biology of Reproduction, Reproduction, Journal of Andrology), was Editor-in-Chief of Biology of Reproduction from 2009-2013. He has held/holds senior positions in a number of societies/organizations including Presidencies of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (1986-7), North American Testis Workshop (1989-91), American Society of Andrology (1993-4), Association francophone pour le savoir (ACFAS, 2002-3), and the McGill Association of University Teachers (2003-4).