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Scientist investigates how two gene mutations contribute to autism
April 24, 2019 - Dr. Pierre Mattar received $300,000 from the Simons Foundation to investigate how mutations of two genes contribute to autism.
Chaos in the nucleus: research on eye cells could provide insight into degenerative diseases
August 22, 2018 - The nucleus of a cell is usually a highly organized structure, with more than a metre of DNA packaged very carefully into a tiny volume. A number of degenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s, SCA7 and progeria are associated with a breakdown in n
Exercise, eye exams help prevent falls in older people
June 13, 2018 - Falls in older individuals can reduce quality of life and cause serious injury. Dr. Kednapa Thavorn was part of a group of researchers who published a meta-analysis in JAMA that identified the best ways to prevent falls in older people. After analyzi
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Researchers


Name Scientific appointment Diseases, conditions and populations of interest Research and clinical approaches
Freeman, Ellen
PhD
Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Aging, Vision Epidemiology
Mattar, Pierre
PhD
Scientist
(Regenerative Medicine)
Ataxia, Autism, Glaucoma, Intellectual disabilities, Macular degeneration, Retinal disease, Vision Basic research, Bioinformatics, Cell therapy, Epigenetics, Gene expression, Genetics, Genomics, Model organisms, Molecular and cellular biology, Proteomics, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Systems biology, Transgenic/knockout models
Picketts, David
Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
(Regenerative Medicine)
Autism, Brain and neuromuscular disease, Intellectual disabilities, Multiple sclerosis, Stroke, Vision Basic research, Disease models, Epigenetics, Molecular and cellular biology, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Transgenic/knockout models
Thavorn, Kednapa
BPharm, MPharm, PhD
Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Cancer, Diabetes, Gastrointestinal disease, Glaucoma, Global health, Health in disadvantaged peoples, Health in older peoples, HIV, Immigrant and refugee health, Population health, Septic shock, Stroke, Thrombosis / thromboembolism, Vision Clinical research, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health economics, Health research methods, Health services research, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Pharmacy, Public health, Quality Improvement, Systematic reviews
Tsilfidis, Catherine
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Neuroscience)
Vision, Retinal disease, Glaucoma Molecular and cellular biology, Disease models