Scientist Profiles A-F

Renee Nicole Douville, PhD

Currently recruiting Graduate Students - Click here to learn more

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.

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We are seeking a highly-motivated postdoctoral fellow to join our lab. Please contact me by email to learn more.

Appointments & Affiliations

Department of Biology
Faculty of Science
University of Winnipeg

Principal Investigator
St. Boniface Hospital Research, Division of Neurodegenerative Disorders

Pharmacology and Therapeutics
University of Manitoba, Other Program

Research Information

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.


Research Staff and Trainees


Contact Information

St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre
351 Taché Ave, Lab 4050
R2H 2A6

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