Heather Durham, McGill University, Canada
Heather Durham is professor in the Department of Neurology/Neurosurgery at McGill University, with her lab located in the Rare Neurological Diseases Research Group at the Montreal Neurological Institute. She moved to McGill for postdoctoral studies after completing MSc and PhD degrees in neuromuscular Pharmacology at Western University and the University of Alberta. Her research has focused on ALS and peripheral neuropathies, with emphasis on the involvement of protein quality control mechanisms in susceptibility of motor neurons to protein misfolding and therapies targeting protein chaperones. More recently her lab has identified abnormalities of chromatin remodeling as a convergent pathway in ALS.