We are seeking a highly-motivated postdoctoral fellow to join our lab. Please contact me by email to learn more.
Renee Nicole Douville, PhD
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Our lab is recruiting promising graduate students interested in making impactful research discoveries. If you’d like to hear more about MSc and PhD opportunities under my supervision, please contact me by email.
Currently recruiting Postdoctoral fellows - Click here to learn more
Appointments & Affiliations
Department of Biology
Faculty of Science
University of Winnipeg
St. Boniface Hospital Research, Division of Neurodegenerative Disorders
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
University of Manitoba, Other Program
Endogenous retrovirus, Neurodegenerative disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Dementia, innate immunity, inflammation
With growing evidence of how human endogenous retrovirus-K (ERVK / HERV-K) proteins deregulate cellular processes and drive pathologic motor neuron death, our research substantially shifts current paradigms on neurodegeneration in ALS. The molecular changes induced by ERVK have important implications for defining the pathophysiology of virus-mediated motor neuron loss in ALS and warrant further investigation. The broad long-term objective of this research direction is to lay the biomedical foundation for the use of anti-retroviral therapeutics in ALS, and other ERVK-associated conditions.
St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre
351 Taché Ave, Lab 4050