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‘Best in Class’ Platform for Blood Brain Barrier Delivery of Therapeutics

Project Overview

The blood-brain barrier (BBB) plays an essential role in protecting the brain from blood-borne diseases. However, it blocks otherwise effective medicine from reaching the brain. Most drugs developed for treatment of central nervous system diseases fail because they aren’t optimally designed to cro…

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Principal Investigator:
  • Danica Stanimirovic, National Research Council of Canada
Team Members:
  • Reinhard Gabathuler, BiOasis Technologies Inc.
  • Brigitte Guérin, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Roger Lecomte, Université de Sherbrooke
  • David Fortin, Université de Sherbrooke

2012 Barbara Turnbull Award for Spinal Cord Research

Project Overview

Dr. Scott and his research team focus on how feedback to the primary motor cortex, which is a key region in the brain for voluntary control, interacts with spinal activity. This will enable them to understand how sensory feedback from the limb (and vision) is essential while performing voluntary mot…

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Principal Investigator:
  • Stephen Scott, Queen's University

2012 Dr. Hubert van Tol Travel Fellowship

Project Overview

Dr. Jean-François Trempe, is a post-doctoral student at McGill University. Dr. Trempe is working in the lab of Brain Repair Program team member Dr. Ted Fon. His main area of research is on the human gene parkin, whose mutations are known to cause a familial form of Parkinson’s disease. The award …

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Principal Investigator:
  • Jean-Francois Trempe, McGill University

2013 Barbara Turnbull Award for Spinal Cord Research

Project Overview

Although the spinal cord contains all the circuitry necessary for locomotion, due to the absence of commands from the brain, people with spinal cord injuries are unable to walk. Motor recovery can be partially achieved by strategies or therapies intended to regenerate axons from the brain to the spi…

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Principal Investigator:
  • Frederic Bretzner, CHUQ Research Centre, Laval University

2013 Dr. Hubert van Tol Travel Fellowship

Project Overview

Ms. Voronova is a postdoctoral student in the Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Department of The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario.  She used her travel fellowship to attend the  University of Toronto – Karolinska Institute Exchange course in Developmental and Perinatal Biology…

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Principal Investigator:
  • Anastassia Voronova, University of Toronto

2014 Barbara Turnbull Award for Spinal Cord Research

Project Overview

Dr. De Koninck studies the persistent changes in spinal cord function that occur after nervous system injury that lead to chronic pain.  Understanding the long term alterations that occur in the spinal cord after injury will allow Dr. De Koninck and his team to find new treatment and prevention av…

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Principal Investigator:
  • Yves De Koninck, Université Laval

2014 Dr. Hubert van Tol Travel Fellowship

Project Overview

Ms. Nancy Butcher, is a doctoral candidate who is conducting research using advanced brain imaging techniques to measure levels of the brain chemical dopamine, to differentiate between Parkinson’s disease and other motor neuron defects. She used her travel fellowship to attend the PET Tracer Phar…

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Principal Investigator:
  • Nancy Butcher, University of Toronto

2015 Barbara Turnbull Award for Spinal Cord Research

Project Overview

Dr. David and his research team are studying the mechanisms that control the delivery and release of iron in the nervous system. Iron is required for the survival and functioning of nerve cells. However, too much iron can cause damage to nerve cells. Their work has an impact on our understanding of …

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Principal Investigator:
  • Samuel David, McGill University

2015 Dr. Hubert van Tol Travel Fellowship

Project Overview

Dr. Lutz is currently completing his post-doctoral fellowship entitled “Epigenetic mechanisms of childhood maltreatment”, in which he investigates the strong relationship between childhood malnutrition and mental health outcomes. Dr. Lutz’s research focuses on epigenetic analysis of the human …

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Principal Investigator:
  • Pierre-Eric Lutz, McGill University

2016 Dr. Hubert van Tol Travel Fellowship

Project Overview

Through the Hubert van Tol fellowship, Ms. Vecchiarelli was able to attend the International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS) Annual Meeting in Bukovina, Poland from June 25-July 1 and the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) Forum from July 2-6 in Copenhagen, Denmark, and the Ca…

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Principal Investigator:
  • Hayley Vecchiarelli, University of Calgary

2016 Dr. Hubert van Tol Travel Fellowship

Project Overview

The overarching aim of Ms Morena’s research is to investigate the role of the endocannabinoid system in the modulation of memory processes and its interaction with stress and emotional arousal in animal models of cognition, at a cellular, circuit and behavioural level. Her career goals are: To be …

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Principal Investigator:
  • Maria Morena, University of Calgary

A Drug Screening Platform to Increase Protein Expression Levels for Treatment of Neurological Disorders

Project Overview

Neurological and psychiatric diseases and disorders affect more than half the population. These disorders of the nervous system can span a range of illnesses, including generalized anxiety disorders, mood disorders, autism, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease. Together these illnesses c…

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Principal Investigator:
  • Brian Chen, McGill University

A Human System to study Immune-Ependymal Cell Relationships

Project Overview

Ependymal cells are a largely understudied barrier cell type in the brain that provide a wall between brain tissue and brain fluid (cerebral spinal fluid, CSF), playing an important role in regulating fluid balance. These cells become dysfunctional in many brain diseases and this dysfunction contrib…

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Team Members:
  • Jo Anne Stratton, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University