Renée Douville


Renée Douville Title: Associate Professor
Office: 2RC050
Building: Richardson College for the Environment and Science Complex
Phone: 204.786.9448

Research Interests:

Inside our DNA reside thousands of human endogenous retroviruses (ERVs). In certain neurological diseases these normally dormant viruses become re-activated. The key aim of our research team is to delineate the relationship between ERV re-activation and the pathogenesis of ERV-associated neurological diseases. We have recently discovered a novel ERV protein with neurotoxic potential, and we will attempt to determine if this neurotoxic protein is associated with neuronal damage and inflammation in the brain.

I am currently accepting applications from prospective graduate students or post-docs.