Appointments & Affiliations
Professor and Head
Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences - Max Rady College of Medicine
University of Manitoba
Principal Investgator and Scientific Director
Neuroscience Research Program, Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre
Astrocyte, neuron, glioblastoma, blood-brain barrier, neurovascular unit, NMDA receptors, endothelial cells
Dr. Chris Anderson’s research program is focused on discovery of new targets for therapeutic development in brain disease and injury by deciphering the molecular communication events at the interface of the nervous and cardiovascular systems in the brain. Anderson is also interested in discovering how brain tumor cells interact with the natural brain environment to result in aggressive brain cancer relapse.
One-in-three Canadians will be directly affected by a neurological or psychiatric disorder and the yearly costs of acute care represent the highest portion of the overall financial burden of disease in Canada. Dr. Chris Anderson’s research program is focused on discovery of new targets for therapeutic development in brain disease and injury by deciphering the molecular communication events at the interface of the nervous and cardiovascular systems in the brain. Anderson studies how the brain and blood circulatory systems communicate with one another to regulate functions that are important determinants of neurodegenerative processes, including delivery of brain blood and nutrient flow and invasion of cancer cells into healthy brain tissue along vascular pathways. His work has been funded most recently by agencies including the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Brain Canada Foundation, Research Manitoba, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and the Winnipeg Foundation.
ORCID ID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0678-3002
Kleysen Institute for Advanced Medicine
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