Life Sciences Complex, Bellini
Dr. Multhaup studied Biology at the University of Cologne (Germany), where he graduated with a Diploma degree (1984) and received his PhD at the Institute for Genetics from the University of Cologne (1986). Thereafter, he moved to the University of Perth (Australia), to do research in the laboratory of Prof. Dr. Colin L. Masters, M.D., Dep. of Pathology. Dr. rer nat Gerhard Multhaup is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at McGill University after serving as Chair of Biochemistry at the Freie Universitat of Berlin (FUB). He holds a Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Molecular Pharmacology.
Our research interests include (i) understanding the APP biology, i.e., to unravel the protein network and the mechanisms involved in Aβ generation by structural and functional analyses, and (ii) investigating the molecular events of amyloid aggregation, gain of toxicity, and the causes of neuronal dysfunction. Our primary aim is to identify novel targets to develop pharmacological strategies for prevention and therapy.