Degree: MD, FRCP, FAAP
Position: Associate Professor University of Montreal
Dr Elsa Rossignol
Research Center, lab A-706
3175 Ch Cote-Ste-Catherine
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Phone: 514.345.4931 ext:7241
Training & Education
2007: Fellowship in clinical neurogenetics and medical genetics, Université de Montréal, Hôpital Sainte-Justine
2005-2007: Masters in neuroscience ( Neurogenetics). "Clinical and genetic characterisation of hereditary congenital myotonia in French Canadians: new mutations and founder effects"
Research director: Dr Bernard Brais.
Department of Neurology, CHUM (U. Montreal) and Center for Neurosciences,
department of physiology, U of Montreal.
2003-2007: Pediatric Neurology (Residency), Université de Montréal, Hôpital Sainte-Justine Canadian Royal College Boards of Neurology (FRCP) 05/2007
2000-2003: Pediatrics (Residency) Université de Montréal, Hôpital Sainte-Justine. American Boards of Paediatrics (ABP) 09/2004. Canadian Royal College Boards of Paediatrics (FRCP) 05/2004.
1995-2000: Medicine (MD-CM) McGill University, Montreal<
As a pediatric neurologist, I have developed strong interests in studying the molecular basis of neurodevelopmental disorders including autism, mental retardation and epilepsy. Unfortunately, the causes for these disorders remain poorly defined in most cases and available treatments
remain non-specific and sub-optimal. As dysfunctions of cortical interneurons are felt to be involved in these conditions, studying animal models of genetic anomalies in interneuron development will hopefully shed light on the physiopathology underlying these developmental disorders in humans and eventually lead to better diagnosis and treatments for these patients.