Dr Lindsay Welikovitch
Place of work / study:
Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital
Area of Research:
Neuroimmune signalling in Alzheimer’s disease
How is your work funded?
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS)
Tell us a little about yourself:
I work in the lab of Dr. A. Claudio Cuello at McGill University, where we generate advanced transgenic rat models to study the pathobiology of preclinical Alzheimer’s disease. My projects are focused on understanding how neuron-derived inflammatory cues direct and influence the Alzheimer’s trajectory during early stages of amyloid accumulation. Having recently defended my Thesis, I am thrilled to be graduating in the new year and am really looking forward to continuing as a Postdoctoral Fellow in dementia research.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself:
I was once on a plane that was struck by lightning.
Why did you choose to work in dementia?
As an Undergraduate, I was interested in exploring a career in neuroscience and I just happened to land in an Alzheimer’s research lab: I never looked back! Working in dementia research is especially stimulating because the field is so diverse and dynamic- I’m always learning something new! Even after a long degree, I still love doing bench science, and the work is made that much more rewarding knowing that you’re helping advance a field dedicated to improving millions of lives.