Global Speaker Series: Gilbert Bernier, PhD – Université de Montréal

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The Medicine by Design Global Speaker Series invites established and emerging international leaders in regenerative medicine to engage with our extraordinary community of researchers and clinicians.

Medicine by Design, in partnership with the McEwen Stem Cell Institute, is pleased to welcome Gilbert Bernier, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Université de Montréal.

The title of this talk will be, “Cone photoreceptor sheet transplantation for the treatment of macular degenerations”

Hybrid event, with in-person and virtual options

More About Gilbert bernier:

Professor Gilbert Bernier performed is graduated studies in Molecular Biology at Montreal University where he characterized the gene mutated in the mouse neurological disorder dystonia musculorum. In 1997, he moved to the Max-Planck Institute of Biophysical Chemistry in Germany to study developmental biology of the retina. Since 2001, he is heading the laboratory of stem cell and developmental biology at Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital to exploit the potential of human pluripotent stem cells for the study and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as retinal degenerative diseases and Alzheimer’s disease. Professor Bernier has also contributed to the characterization of Polycomb group proteins function in brain cancer, DNA repair, and premature ageing. He is Professor at the Neuroscience Department of Montreal University since 2012. He is co-founder and CEO of StemAxonTM, a Canadian corporation involved in the development of new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases.

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