Alex Mackenzie

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Alex Mackenzie
Full Professor

Principal Investigator, Apoptosis Research Centre
CHEO Research Institute
Physician, Division of Endocrinology, CHEO
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine

Room: CHEO RI
Office: 613-737-2772
Work E-mail: alex@mgcheo.med.uottawa.ca

Alex Mackenzie

Biography

Research Practice Areas:

Current Research:

Dr. MacKenzie and his team are developing a strategic toolbox and preclinical research pathway for inherited disorders and orphan diseases. The lab has identified gene subsets for three disorders – Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Myotonic Dystrophy, and Spinal Muscular Atrophy – and the goal is to broaden the research to include other genetic disorders.

Biography:

Dr. Alex MacKenzie is a principal investigator at the CHEO Research Institute and a Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Ottawa. He is a specialist in the field of Spinal Muscular Atrophy, where he has published extensively in the areas of molecular genetics of pediatric disease.

Keywords:

apoptosis, drug discovery, rare diseases, neuromuscular

Fields of Interest

  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Small Molecule Transcriptional Modulation
  • neuronal apoptosis inhibitory protein
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