Sonia Do Carmo
In 2009 I obtained my Ph.D. degree in
Biology after working under the supervision of Prof.
Eric Rassart, at Université du Québec à Montréal
(Montréal, Québec). My project was aiming at
understanding the molecular role of apolipoprotein D in
neurodegenerative diseases. Before joining Prof.
Cuello’s group at McGill in June 2010, I worked as a
postdoctoral associate in retrovirology and on the
cryopreservation of animal cells with plant proteins
under the supervision of Prof. Benoît Barbeau and Prof.
Fathey Sarhan at Université du Québec à Montréal.
I am currently the Charles E. Frosst-Merck
Research Associate in Dr. Cuello’s lab. My studies are
geared toward testing the hypothesis that the
pathological accumulation of intracellular Amyloid beta-oligomers
in an in vivo model of Alzheimer’s disease
provokes dysregulation of the ERK/CREB pathway, a key
cell signaling mechanism intimately linked to synaptic
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