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Joana Gil-Mohapel, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Island Medical Program, University of British Columbia AND Division of Medical Sciences, University of Victoria

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Joana Gil-Mohapel, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.
jgil [at] uvic [dot] ca
Phone: 250-414-6623
Victoria, Canada

Professional Information

Assistant Teaching Professor & Research Associate
Island Medical Program, University of British Columbia AND Division of Medical Sciences, University of Victoria
http://www.uvic.ca/medsci/faculty/christie.php#section0-38

Education

- BSc (Honours) in Biochemistry, University of Coimbra, Portugal
- MSc in Cell Biology, University of Coimbra, Portugal
- PhD in Cell Biology (Neuroscience), University of Coimbra, Portugal and Lund University, Sweden
- Post-doctoral Fellow (Neuroscience), Division of Medical Sciences, University of Victoria, Canada
- Research Associate (Neuroscience), Division of Medical Sciences, University of Victoria, Canada

Bio

Dr. Gil-Mohapel is originally from Portugal, where she obtained a B.Sc. with Honours in Biochemistry and a M.Sc. in Cell Biology. She then moved to Sweden, where she completed her Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the Wallenberg Neuroscience Centre, Lund University. After completing 4 years of post-doctoral training at the University of Victoria, Canada, she became a Research Associate at the Division of Medical Sciences, University of Victoria. She is also an Assistant Teaching Professor at the Island Medical Program (distributed site of the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine), where she teaches first and second year medical students. Her research interests include gaining a better understanding on how the brain is affected by neurodevelopmental disorders such as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and Fragile-X Syndrome, neurodegenerative conditions such as Huntington’s disease, and ageing and whether different therapies aimed at promoting brain function (such as the use of endogenous stem cells) can be of therapeutic value. She has published over 30 papers in international peer-reviewed scientific journals and 11 book chapters on these topics.