The Journée Phare 2016 Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that Dr. Marie-Ève Tremblay has accepted to be a guest speaker at Journée Phare 2016!
Dr. Marie-Ève Tremblay is assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Medicine at Laval University in Quebec City, QC. Her research focuses on the role of microglia in learning and memory. In fact, recent work suggests that these immune cells contribute dynamically to normal brain function, playing a critical – and until now, unsuspected – role in neural circuitry remodelling. Dr. Tremblay seeks therefore to determine which molecular mechanisms microglia use to fulfill these roles and to investigate their involvement in the pathology of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Her work has notably revealed the existence of new microglial cells, known as ‘dark microglia’. These cells show signs of oxidative stress, giving them a dark appearance when viewed under the electron microscope, and are abundant in various pathological states, including AD. Dr. Marie-Ève Tremblay previously completed two post-doctoral fellowships at the Rochester Medical Center and at Wisconsin-Madison University, and is recipient of the Banting Research Foundation grant, attributed to new, exceptional investigators in biomedical research in their first few years of appointment at a Canadian university.
Journée Phare 2016 Organizing Committee