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The Fon lab studies the mechanisms leading to neuronal degeneration in Parkinson's disease (PD).
Our focus is on understanding the cellular functions of the genes responsible for familial forms of PD and how the dysfunction of these genes leads to disease.

   I have the good fortune of being able to work both as a clinician and a scientist. I am reminded on a daily basis of the affliction of patients with Parkinson's disease. In my lab, we are striving to find out how the disease develops on a cellular and molecular level  

Dr. Edward Fon - Principal Investigator

  An inspirational team with stimulating scientific challenges

Dr. Roxanne Larivière - Research associate

    The Neuro offers a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment which fosters strong research and innovative minds. It is exciting to work in a place where I can continuously learn and share knowledge with my colleagues, providing me with many opportunities for growth  

Ghislaine Deyab - PhD student

What's new ?

New Quebec neuroscience partnership awarded $7M

The Neuro and the CERVO Brain Research Centre join forces to pave the way for much needed biomarker discovery in brain diseases


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Open Science to speed up the drug discovery process

How can sharing data openly accelerate PD research?


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Investigating midbrain organoids composition

Using cutting edge technologies like scRNAseq and flow cytometry, we characterized the cell composition of midbrain organoids


See Flow cytometry poster

See scRNAseq poster

C-OPN : a new canadian network to accelerate discoveries on PD

By bridging researchers, physicians and people suffering from PD, this new initiative aims at facilitating large-scale projects and clinical trials, to deepen our understanding of the disease


Learn more about C-OPN

The Quebec Parkinson Network: A Researcher-Patient Matching Platform and Multimodal Biorepository

Dr. Fon is director of QPN, a platform to connect PD patients with researchers and provide invaluable research resources


Discover the Network


The Green Labs initiative

What do you think about implementing more environment-friendly research habits? In the Fon lab, we think it's possible and support the Green Labs initiative at the Neuro!


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Our lab is part of the Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital), a McGill research and teaching institute, delivering high quality patient care, as part of the Neuroscience Mission of the McGill University Health Centre.

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