Name: Catherine Larochelle MD, PhD, FRCPc
Affiliation: Clinical assistant professor
Department of Neurosciences,
Université de Montreal
Centre de Recherche du Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montreal (CRCHUM)
Catherine Larochelle obtained a MD degree in 2004 and a MSc degree in 2005 from Université Laval. She completed her Neurology residency training at Université de Montréal in 2009, before completing a PhD degree in 2014 in the laboratory of Dr Alexandre Prat, working on adhesion molecules implicated in recruitment of pathogenic T cells in central neuroinflammation. She has then conducted a post-doctoral fellowship at the Universitätmedizin Mainz, Germany, under the supervision of Dr Frauke Zipp, focusing on interactions between immune cells and central neuroglial cells in vitro and in vivo. Since 2013 she is a staff neurologist at the Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM), and since 2016 an assistant clinical professor and a researcher at the CHUM research centre. Her research program focuses on the contribution of the peripheral immune system to neuroglial dysfunction in neuroinflammatory disorders. Her team is funded by the FRQ-S, CIHR, MS Society of Canada and the Grant for Multiple Sclerosis Innovation.