Dr P McPherson "Intracellular membrane trafficking in neurological disease", & Dr T Durcan "Open science meets Stem cells: A new approach for developing therapies against disorders of the brain"

Bio: Dr. Peter S. McPherson, Ph.D., FRSC, is a James McGill Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery and Anatomy and Cell Biology at the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) of McGill University where he is the Director of the Neurodegenerative Disease Research Group. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and recently was appointed director of the Proteomics platform at the RI MUHC.

Dr Thomas M. Durcan is an assistant professor in the department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill University and is a member of the Centre for Neurodegenerative disease group at the MNI. From Dublin, Ireland, Dr Durcan received his Bachelor of Science from University College Dublin before moving to the USA where he obtained his PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Notre Dame in 2007. For his postdoctoral research, Dr Durcan joined the Parkinson’s research group of Dr Edward Fon, were he focused on the function of deubiquitinating enzymes in Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders.