Douville named sixth Chancellor’s Research Chair

Tue. May. 10, 2016

The University of Winnipeg today announced Dr. Renée Douville, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, as the sixth Chancellor’s Research Chair.

In the Douville research laboratory at The University of Winnipeg, the research program is focused on developing an understanding of how human endogenous retroviruses (ERVs), which reside in our DNA and are normally dormant, become re-activated in certain neurological diseases. Dr. Douville’s lab has discovered a novel ERV protein with neurotoxic potential; their work aims to determine the protein’s association with neuronal damage and inflammation in the brain.

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