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Guillermina Almazan

Professor

Address:

McIntyre Medical Building
3655 Prom. Sir-William-Osler
Room 1322
Montreal, QC, H3G 1Y6
Tel: 514-398-6222
Fax: 514-398-2045
Email: guillermina [dot] almazan [at] mcgill [dot] ca
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Research:

Dr. Almazan received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry, McGill University. She trained as a postdoctoral fellow in Neurochemistry, Lausanne University (Switzerland), in Molecular Endocrinology at McGill University and in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is a Professor in the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics and an associate member of the Department of Neurology & Neurosurgery.

Dr. Almazan’s research is focused on the understanding of the molecular and cellular signals that direct the growth of oligodendrocytes and their progenitor cells. The current specific aims are to delineate the role of insulin growth factor receptor transduction events that regulate oligodendrocyte-specific gene expression, and to identify the critical interactions of oligodendrocytes with neurons leading to myelination. In collaboration with Dr. Jack Antel’s group at the Montreal Neurological Institute, Dr. Almazan aims to develop experimental strategies to stimulate remyelination in demyelinating diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and periventricular leucomalacia.