THE MEDICAL SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE OF ATAXIA CANADA -CLAUDE ST-JEAN FOUNDATION IS FORMED BY:
Profesor Jacques P. Tremblay
PhD Nerosciences UCSD, researcher at the Université Laval’s hospital center (CHUL). My team has been working for several years to develop treatments for hereditary diseases, in particular for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) and Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA). More recently, we have initiated projects on the gene correction of the APP gene, mutated in Alzheimer’s disease (AZ). I also collaborate with other laboratories and companies by participating in the development of treatments and delivery methods of therapeutic molecules.
Dr Antoine Duquette
Dr. Antoine Duquette is a neurologist in the CHUM’s Department of Medicine and an adjunct clinical professor at Université de Montréal’ Department of Neuroscience. He has a subspecialty in movement disorders and is particularly interested in spinocerebellar ataxias and hereditary neurodegenerative diseases. He participates in the activities of the genetic department of the CHUM as a consultant in neurology.
Mrs Brigitte Bélanger, Genetic Counselor
Brigitte Bélanger has completed a master in genetic counseling, she’s currently working fo the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario as a genetic counselor.
Ella Nathalie Pellerin Ph.D., Doctor in Psychology
She has completed a Ph.D. in psychology, she’s a consultant and life coach.
Woman of experience and confidence, she is now grandmother of 6 small children including Morgane (15 years), afflicted with Friedreich’s Ataxia.