iPSC-derived glutamatergic neuron harboring LIPA-α-syn aggregates (yellow) after blue light exposure

(Confocal Microscope Carl Zeiss LSM 800)

Maxime Teixeira, MSc

Ph.D. student in Molecular and Cellular Neurodegeneration team (Dr. Abid Oueslati's lab)

Current affiliations:

  • CHU de Quebec Research Center, Axe Neurosciences.

  • Department of Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval, Quebec City, Canada.


Current research interests: My current research interests are focused on the aggregation of the proteins involved in neurodegenerative diseases such as the alpha-synuclein in Parkinson’s disease. Using a new optogenetic model designed by our laboratory which offers a unique spatiotemporality control of Lewy Body formation, I'm working on the interaction between aggregates and the vesicles and organelles in order to find new therapeutic targets.

Disciplines: Neurology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Chemical Biology, Microbiology.

Languages: English, French.