Dr. Hélène Côté is a Full Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of British Columbia. She is also an Associate member of the Women’s Health Research Institute and an Investigator with the UBC Centre for Blood Research. She serves on the CANFAR Scientific Advisory Committee.

She completed her BSc at Laval University, and her PhD at the University of British Columbia, both in Biochemistry.

Dr. Côté’s research concentrates on the mitochondrial toxicity of drugs, primarily antiretroviral drugs used in HIV therapy.

Presently, she is one of the principal investigators for CTN 291: CARMA-1, a study investigating the effect of antiretroviral therapy (ART) on pregnant women and their infants using two experimental laboratory tests. She is also a co-investigator for CTN 277, which looks at endocrinopathy & cellular aging in women and girls enrolled in the CARMA cohort.