Max Rady College of Medicine
Physiology and Pathophysiology
Room 419 – Basic Medical Sciences Building
745 Bannatyne Avenue
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0J9
Dr. Peter Cattini’s research has focused on areas of neuro- and reproductive-endocrinology, including pituitary and placental hormones and related disorders. This includes the effect of overeating and obesity on human pituitary growth hormone and placental lactogen production and activity in puberty and pregnancy. His research interests also extend to cardiovascular endocrinology, including the study of endogenous growth factors, including members of the fibroblast growth factor family, and their potential role in protection and response to heart injury.
After completing his graduate training, Dr. Cattini did postdoctoral training with Drs. John D. Baxter and Norman L. Eberhardt in the metabolic research unit at the University of California San Francisco, before being recruited to the physiology department at UM by Dr. Henry G. Friesen. Dr. Cattini obtained both Medical Research Council Scholarship and Scientist awards and is now a tenured professor of physiology and pathophysiology. He has served at UM in a number of positions including as the first Canadian Institutes of Health Research university delegate, head of the division of endocrinology and metabolic disease, associate vice-president of research and is the current head of the physiology and pathophysiology department. He is also the proud recipient of the Health Science Graduate Students' Association Award for Distinction in Mentorship on three separate occasions. Dr. Cattini currently holds the Henry G. Friesen Chair in Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders and is vice-chair of the board of directors for the Manitoba Medical Services Foundation.