Alexandra BEAUDRY-RICHARD

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Alexandra BEAUDRY-RICHARD

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Biography

Year of Entry: 2017

PhD Supervisor: Drs.  Rashmi Kothary and Ari J Green

Personal Background:

I first started my professional life as a musician, by obtaining a degree in performance piano at the University of Montreal. It is after that I was drawn to research, during my bachelor and master degrees in neurosciences. For me, the relation between art and scientific research is very strong: they both use tools to get a peak into an unknown world, and ultimately, it is with a combination of knowledge and creativity that you uncover mysteries.

Research Focus:

My work currently focuses on the development of new remyelinating therapies for multiple sclerosis. Using the retina and optic nerve as models, we intend to better understand the complex mechanisms underlying myelination. Our purpose is to eventually create new therapies that could be used to recover from relapses and to prevent disability in patients with multiple sclerosis. I will be starting this research in 2019, therefore I hope I will be able to tell you more about it in a few years!

Scholarship Support:

TBD

Fields of Interest

  • Neurology
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
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