The research programs within the Centre for Applied Neurogenetics, (CAN), provide an integrated, multidisciplinary environment for clinical, genetic, and translational neuroscience research and education. As exemplified by Dr. Farrer’s work in Parkinson disease, once considered a sporadic disease with little genetic etiology, neurogenetics provides a solid foundation for neuroscience research and therapeutic development. A molecular understanding of neurologic and degenerative disease provides scientific direction for the field. Our objective is to provide novel symptomatic therapies and halt disease progression.
2012—Dr. M.J. Farrer—Donald Calne Lecture (50 mins)
Video credit: Parkinson Society Canada, used under fair use