Martine Therrien

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After completing my undergraduate degree at McGill University, I earned a MSc and PhD at University of Montréal in the laboratories of Drs. Guy Rouleau and Alex Parker focusing on repeat disorders such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. During my doctoral work, I developed new cell culture and C. elegans models to better understand the genetic causes of ALS and became interested in understanding why some cell types are more affected than others in neurodegenerative disorders. I continued to pursue this question in the Stevens lab by using induced pluripotent stem cells to understand the consequences of Alzheimer’s disease genetic on microglia function. I am a FRQS (Fonds de recherche du Québec-Santé) and CIHR (Canadian Institute of Health Research) postdoctoral fellow.