Gerold Schmitt-Ulms
PhD
Associate Professor
Contact information
Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerat
University of Toronto
Krembil Discovery Tower, 60 Leonard Ave., Rm 4KD487
Toronto
Ontario
M5T 2S8
Phone: 416-507-6864
Fax: 416-603-6435
Research location: Toronto Western Hospital/Research Institute (UHN)
Primary Research Area: Brain & Neuroscience
Secondary Research Area: Molecular & Cell Biology
Research Statement: We study Alzheimer’s disease and prion disorders, pursuing the hypothesis that early diagnostics and disease intervention strategies will emerge from an in-depth understanding of etiologies. To this end, we focus on (1) molecular events that promote the formation of toxic Aβ assemblies, (2) how the presence of Aβ causes perturbations in the biology of Tau, and (3) how disease-associated conformers of Tau or PrP cause cells to die.