Dr. Julien Brugniaux is an expert in high-altitude physiology with a keen interest in vascular physiology. His research focuses notably on the systemic and cerebral responses to acute and chronic hypoxia. Over the last 15 years, he has worked with different populations ranging from elite athletes to patients, including high-altitude natives. He has visited South America (Peru, Chile, Bolivia) on a few occasions for high-altitude research expeditions. Julien has a significant international experience having worked in Canada, the UK and Australia, collaborating with many international leaders (e.g. Profs. Poulin, Ainslie and Bailey).

Julien also is an avid climber and mountaineer. In that respect, his recent relocation to Grenoble with a joint position as a senior lecturer in the Sport Science Department at the University Grenoble Alpes and as a researcher in the Hypoxia and cardiovascular and respiratory physiopathology (HP2) lab is as much a professional decision as a lifestyle choice.