Dr. Douglas Zochodne of the University of Alberta will present a perspective on the challenges facing persons with neuropathies and how research is required for recovery. The types of nerve damage and the disorders they are associated with will be discussed. New research strategies to improve regeneration of nerves will be discussed.
Honyi Ong, a graduate student in the Zochodne laboratory will give a brief (10 minute summary) both of his work and the challenges and opportunities in being an international research student in Canada.
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Dr. Douglas Zochodne is a Neuroscientist and Neurologist, Director of the Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute (NMH; 2016-), and Past Divisional Director of Neurology at the University of Alberta (UofA; 2014-2022). He was trained in Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases the University of Western Ontario (now Western University) and at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Zochodne has had faculty positions at Queen’s University, Canada, the University of Calgary and more recently the University of Alberta (2014).
He has devoted his career and laboratory toward understanding the biology and diseases of the peripheral nervous system, funded since 1988. Dr. Zochodne’s roles have included Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences (1999-2007), Member of the CIHR Institute of Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addiction (INMHA;2003-2008), President of the Peripheral Nerve Society (2009-2011) and a member of the CBRS (Canadian Brain Research Strategy) Steering Committee. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and was awarded the Wolfe Prize in Neuropathy research by the American Neurological Association in 2011 and the Alan J. Gebhart Prize for Excellence in Peripheral Nerve Research, Peripheral Nerve Society in 2019. He has recently been elected to the role of VP, Canadian Association for Neuroscience.
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