Dr André Toulouse BSc, MSc, PhD, PG Cert TLHE, PG Dip TLHE
Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience
Western Gateway Building
University College Cork
College Road, Cork
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André Toulouse received a B.Sc. degree in Biology from Université Laval (Québec, Canada) in 1991. He then developed his expertise in cellular and molecular biology by completing a M.Sc. (1993) and a Ph.D. (1998) in Molecular Biology at Université de Montréal (Montréal, Canada). His interest in Neuroscience led him to undertake post-doctoral work with Dr Guy Rouleau in the Centre for Research in Neuroscience at McGill University (Montréal, Canada) where he also worked as a research associate in the Neurogenetics Laboratory. His research areas included pharmacogenetic studies of schizophrenia, gene cloning and the study of molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration. In 2003, he moved to University College Cork to undertake a post-doctoral fellowship on the molecular biology of neurotrophic factors in the laboratory of Dr Aideen Sullivan in the Biosciences Institute. His research interests are now focused around two themes: the mechanisms of neurodegeneration in polyglutamine disorders and the genetic manipulation of embryonic stem cells. He was appointed College Lecturer in Clinical Anatomy in September 2005 and is involved in teaching Developmental Biology, Anatomy and Neuroscience to UCC students.