Janice Braun, PhD, MSc

PhD in Cell Biology Cumming School of Medicine University of Calgary, Canada

Janice Braun

Areas of Research

Molecular Chaperones and Neurodegeneration
We are engaged in a number of initiatives focused on understanding the protective role of molecular chaperones in neurodegeneration. Since chaperones normally prevent the accumulation of misfolded proteins, the appearance of protein aggregates in neurodegenerative disorders (e.g.: prion disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) implies an underlying incapacity in the chaperone machinery. I want to understand how chaperones are involved in normal neural function and what role they play in preventing neurodegenerative disorders.

Supervising degrees

Neuroscience Doctoral: Accepting Inquiries
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Doctoral: Accepting Inquiries
Neuroscience Masters: Accepting Inquiries
Medical Science Masters: Accepting Inquiries
Medical Science Doctoral: Accepting Inquiries
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Masters: Accepting Inquiries

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