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Master’s student: Unravelling the involvement of PPIA and its receptor in cellular and animal models ALS.

Dr. Silvia Pozzi is seeking to recruit highly motivated students who want to join the Integrative Neuroscience Group at the CERVO Brain Research Centre in Quebec City.

Dr. Silvia Pozzi is a new researcher at CERVO who aims to establish her line of research focusing on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) therapeutic targets and approaches. She has a strong background on ALS pathological mechanisms, models, and antibody-mediated therapeutic approaches.

The selected master student will be in charge of understanding the pathological involvement of the protein PPIA and its receptor (EMMPRIN) in different cellular and animal models of ALS. In particular, the candidate will perform biochemistry, imaging and molecular biology techniques in animals and cell cultures (immortalized and primary).    

Students will join a dynamic and exciting research environment and access to the state-of-the-art equipment. The project receives financial support form ALS Canada, CERVO Brain Research Centre and CERVO Foundation.

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in one of the related science fields to be considered for this position.

Dr. Silvia Pozzi is strongly committed in having and maintaining a working team based on equity, diversity and inclusion criteria as well as respect, collaboration, responsibility and scientific enthusiasm. 

Please submit a cover letter expressing research interests and career goals as well as a curriculum vitae and academic transcripts directly to Dr. Silvia Pozzi at

The application deadline is 31st December 2020.

Silvia Pozzi, PhD

Researcher at CERVO Brain Research Centre

2601, chemin de la Canardière, G1J 2G3, Québec, QC.

Room F-3412-5

Tel. 418-663-5000 ext. 6149


Posting date: 
2020-12-21 to 2021-09-01
Silvia Pozzi

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