Leadership

Director

Dr. Douglas Zochodne
Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

The Zochodne laboratory studies the neurobiology of the peripheral nervous system. Peripheral nerves are the essential connections between the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord) and the body. Without nerves there is no movement, no sensation. Neuropathies are disorders of peripheral nerves that develop secondary to injury or disease. The Zochodne laboratory is investigating new approaches to enhance the regeneration of peripheral nerves. Aligned with this theme is work in the laboratory addressing how diabetes mellitus targets the peripheral nervous system. Diabetic neuropathy is the most common acquired disorder of the peripheral nervous system.

The work in our laboratory focuses on new molecular approaches to prevent or reverse damage to peripheral nerves from injury or diabetes. The laboratory moved to the University of Alberta in July 2014 after having been previously based at the University of Calgary since 1992. The laboratory is also allied with the Alberta Diabetes Institute and is supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Canadian Diabetes Association and the University Hospital Foundation.


Graduate Committee

Dr. Carol Boliek 

Dr. Clayton Dickson

Dr. Monica Gorassini

Dr. Brad Kerr

Dr. John Misiaszek

Dr Anthony Singhal

Dr. Peter Smith


Steering Committee

Dr. Declan Ali

Dr. Keith Aronyk

Dr. Glen Baker

Dr. Christian Beaulieu

Dr. Clayton Dickson

Dr. Karim Fouad

Dr. Simon Gosgnach

Dr. Jack Jhamandas

Dr. Kelvin Jones

Dr. Sanjay Kalra

Dr. Brad Kerr

Dr. Chris Power

Dr. Simonetta Sipione

Dr. Peter Smith

Dr. Katherine Todd

Dr. David Westaway

Dr. Ian Winship

Dr. Cam Wild

Dr. Doug Zochodne

Membership committee

Dr. Declan Ali

Dr. Glen Baker

Dr. Clayton Dickson

Dr. Karim Fouad

Dr. Simon Gosgnach

Dr. Sanjay Kalra

Dr. Simonetta Sipione

Dr. Peter Smith

Dr. Doug Zochodne