Prof Heather Durham
Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University
Talk title: "Protein chaperones as a therapeutic target for ALS"
Heather Durham obtained her Honours BSc in Physiology and Pharmacology and MSc in Pharmacology from the University of Western Ontario and PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Alberta. After postdoctoral studies in the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics of McGill, she continued studies at The Neuro, where she now holds the rank of Professor. Her laboratory addresses the interplay between disease mechanisms in MND and the physiological properties of motor neurons that underlie their particular vulnerability in order to identify protective therapies. She has been highly involved with charitable organizations and professional societies, including ALS Canada and MDA.