LAURENT, Benoit

Gerosciences Axis

Contact

819 821-8000 , 75281
Title

Associate professor
Department of Biochemistry
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Université de Sherbrooke

Training

Postdoctorate Epigenetics
Ph.D. Molecular Biology and Hematology
M.Sc. Hematology
B.Sc. Cellular Biology and Physiology

Research Themes

RNA regulation and Biology of Aging

Cognitive and motor deficits are common age-related impairments that call for great progress in reducing the incidence of neurodegenerative conditions and preserving the integrity of nervous system. Both epigenetic regulation and RNA alternative splicing contribute to maintain proper brain structure and functions. Their deregulations are associated with neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Laurent focuses on understanding mechanisms by which genetic and epigenetic information influence RNA splicing to regulate the functions of neurons. The overarching aim is to understand the etiology of normal cognitive aging and to develop therapeutic strategies for neurodegenerative diseases.

 

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