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Renée Douville
Associate Professor

Department:
Biology

Fields:
  • Biology
  • Brain Dysfunction
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Neuroscience
  • Virology
Areas of Expertise:
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Endogenous retroviruses
  • Schizophrenia
Languages Spoken:
  • English
  • French
Available To:
  • Appear as a public speaker
  • Write articles
  • Discuss research with industry, government, and others
About:

Dr. Renée Douville's research focus is the study of endogenous retroviruses found within the human genome. Her training includes a PhD in Immunology at the University of Manitoba, a postdoctoral fellowship in Neurology at Johns Hopkins University and a second postdoctoral fellowship in immunity against retroviruses at McGill University.

Douville's RetroFIND laboratory studies neurological conditions associated with endogenous retrovirus activity, specifically Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and schizophrenia. The goal of the lab is to understand how these viruses impact human health and identify therapeutics that prevent virus-triggered cell damage.

The lab team is composed of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as senior researchers. Experiential training is provided in human cell culture, molecular biology and confocal imaging techniques, as well as how to navigate the challenging world of biomedical research.


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New way of looking at disease

Dr. Renée Douville's research on the relationship between our brains and ERVs could impact the way we treat diseases like ALS and schizophrenia.

UWinnipeg receives over $2.2 Million in NSERC research grants

UWinnipeg received research and scholarship funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) that will enable...

Douville named sixth Chancellor’s Research Chair

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

UWinnipeg hosts Prairie University Biology Symposium

This annual conference organized by students for students will be on campus this week from February 19 - 21, 2015.