New insights into the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease
Karl Fernandes, PhD
Karl Fernandes (PhD) is a Professor at the Université de Sherbrooke and is affiliated to the Department of Neuroscience of the Université de Montréal. He graduated with a BSc in Biochemistry/Physiology (U.Ottawa) before pursuing further research training in the areas of spinal cord injury (UBC, Vancouver) and stem cell biology (Montreal Neurological Institute and Toronto Hospital for Sick Children). In 2006, he established his independent research program at the Université de Montréal, investigating how mechanisms of neural plasticity can be engaged to promote brain and spinal cord repair. He has particularly focused on the problem of Alzheimer’s disease, with current research themes that include brain stem cells, the links between brain lipid metabolism and inflammation, and how lifestyle interventions impact the brain and cognition. For more information about the lab, visit www.fernandeslab.com .