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Renée Douville

Renée Douville Title: Professor
Phone: 204-235-3942
Office: R4050
Building: St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre
Email: r.douville@uwinnipeg.ca

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.