Biography & Research:
Born in Montreal, Dr. Judes Poirier is full professor of Medicine and Psychiatry at McGill University, Associate Director of the Centre for Studies in the Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease and Director of the Molecular Neurobiology Unit at the Douglas Institute Research Centre. He regularly serves as scientific adviser to numerous pharmaceutical, industrial and governmental organizations both in Canada and abroad. Dr. Poirier has made some fundamental contributions to the advancement of scientific research for both Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. He is internationally renowned for his work on the role of apolipoprotein E the injured brain and, in the genetics of Alzheimer's disease. Beside his seminal contribution in the field of brain plasticity and apolipoprotein E, he has been a pioneer in the establishment of the pharmacogenomic bases of novel treatments for common neurological diseases.