Dr. Jason Plemel

Assistant Professor

Department of Medicine

Division of Neurology
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About Me

Assistant Professor: University of Alberta starting                              June 1st 2018-present

Postdoctoral Researcher: University of Calgary                                 January 2013-May 2018

Advisor: Dr. Peter Stys and Dr. V. Wee Yong

Doctorate (Ph.D.), Neuroscience: University of British Columbia      2005-2012

Advisor: Dr. Wolfram Tetzlaff


Postdoctoral Fellowship Award: Alberta Innovates: Health Solutions 07/2015- 06/2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship Award: Canadian Institutes of Health Research 07/2014 - 06/2017

Postdoctoral Fellowship Award: Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Joan Oxford award 06/2013 - 06/2014

Postdoctoral Fellowship Award: University of Calgary, T. Chen Fong award 06/2013 - 06/2014



Using innovative techniques and experimental designs, my laboratory aims to explore white matter injury and repair in Multiple Sclerosis. We aim to better understand the mechanisms of cell death and white matter degeneration, as well as the complex immune response following white matter injury. These studies will guide the complementary objective of mitigating inflammatory injury and improving white matter regeneration.

Research Keywords

Microglia, Multiple Sclerosis, Myelin, oligodendrocyte