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October 05, 2020

Hana joins the CVV crew!

Welcome to our new postdoc Hana!  

February 10, 2020

Walters leaves us for Med School!

Walters has been accepted to Georgetown!!

November 04, 2019

Asmita joins the team!

Excited to have Asmita join the team!  Welcome! 

July 29, 2019

Sabrina and Yousra - end of an era!

Sabrina and Yousra have both graduated and moved on to exciting new opportunities!  They are dearly missed!

April 20, 2018

Hello and good bye to Cloe

We welcomed Cloe Fontaine-Carbonneau into the lab for a 4 month stage. She did an excellent job and we are sorry to see her go.  Hope she comes back to visit us again!

April 05, 2018

Good luck to Celine

After nearly 2 years, Celine has completed her term with us. She has made excellent progress for us on several fronts. We wish her well in her next adventures!

January 05, 2018

Laurie has left the building - again!

Laurie popped in for an extended visit!  And spent 4 lovely weeks with the team! We are sorry to see her go again, but wait patiently for her next return!  

June 06, 2017

Laurie has left the building

After 8 amazing years as a research assistant extraordinaire, Laurie has left for a new adventure in Panama!  She will be deeply missed.  Best of luck to her in her new adventure!

June 01, 2017

Jade joins the team as research assistant!

Jade, who recently submitted her MSc, will continue with the lab as our new research assistant!  

June 01, 2017

Welcome Charlotte Baudouin!

New stagiaire from Belgium!  Charlotte will explore TRAF6 and SOD1!

November 30, 2016

ALS Patient Information Day

CRCHUM ALS Researchers and Clinicians hosted an ALS Patient Day September 21.  Videos of the presentations can be found here, here and here.

November 30, 2016

Review with Richard Robitaille and Danielle Arbour is now available online!

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June 06, 2016

Collaboration with Di Polo lab now online! And makes the cover of J Neuroscience!

Paper is now live online!

Tau Accumulation, Altered Phosphorylation, and Missorting Promote Neurodegeneration in Glaucoma.

Chiasseu M, Cueva Vargas JL, Destroismaisons L, Vande Velde C, Leclerc N, Di Polo A.

J Neurosci. 2016 May 25;36(21):5785-98. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3986-15.2016.

PMID: 27225768

And is the cover!

June 04, 2016

Brian Parsons remembered

Brian Parsons, an amazing individual, advocate and ALS patient, passed away today.

He made his mark on Ottawa, on ALS Canada, and the Vande Velde lab.

Our hearts go out to his family.

May 23, 2016

Yousra awarded Rare Disease Foundation Grant

Congratulations to Yousra for a Rare Disease Foundation Grant!  Great job!

May 01, 2016

Myriam Gagne and Sophie Rolland join the lab!

Welcome to Myriam and Sophie!


And congrats to Myriam for winning U. Montreal recruitment award!!! 

April 27, 2016

Our new paper is now online!

Sarah, Sabrina and Laurie's most recent paper is now online!


Congratulations Team!

March 02, 2016

Congratulations to Hadjara!

Hadjara has been awarded a Universite de Montreal Recruitment Award!  Nice job!

January 05, 2016

Welcome new labbies!

Two new stagiaires (interns) joined the lab today!  Myriam from Quebec city and Quentin from France! 

Welcome!  Now let's make some data!


November 19, 2015

The lab has recently obtained two grants from the ALS Canada/Brain Canada partnership!

The Arthur J. Hudson Translational Team Grant, cofunded by ALS Canada and Brain Canada will explore the role of TDP-43 in stress granules.


The Discovery Grant will examine different forms of misfolded SOD1.


We are excited to start these projects and are grateful to the funding partners and the community!

Your ice bucket dollars at work!

November 01, 2015

Guillaume has left the building

Guillaume has finished up his lab experiments and is off to write his MSc thesis!  He will be missed.

October 07, 2015

Paper Accepted!

Read our most recent review on TDP-43 and FUS. Now available online at Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience.  Congrats Anais!

September 25, 2015

Andre Delambre symposium!

The Team made the trip up to Quebec City to listen to some amazing talks on current ALS research at the 11th Andre Delambre Symposium.  And they presented a few posters too! Congrats to Yousra, Guillaume, Sabrina and Jade.

September 19, 2015

Vande Velde lab does the ALS Walk!

Members of the team headed out to Parc Maissoneuve to support the ALS Society of Quebec annual ALS walk.  40% of the funds raise support research!

September 11, 2015

Vande Velde Lab receives funding from ALS Canada

The lab was awarded a Bridge Grant from ALS Canada as part of a joint project with Avi Chakrabartty (U. Toronto).   Thanks to the Ice Bucket Challenge and all donors for supporting ALS research!

August 03, 2015

Hadjara joins the team!

New Neurosciences MSc student.

July 31, 2015

Vande Velde Lab does the Ice Bucket Challenge 2015

We gathered with many today outside the Bell Center to kickoff the 2015 Ice Bucket Challenge!

Watch it here:




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July 31, 2015

Au revoir to our summer students

Emeline Hamon (M1 student from France) and Sophie Rolland (BSc-honors undergrad) have finished up their very productive summers.

July 30, 2015

Dr Sarah Pickles has left the building

After a fabulous career, Sarah has graduated!  She will pursue her postdoc at the NIH!  She will be missed....

July 27, 2015

Congrats to Jade

Jade receives the Faculty of Medicine Recruitment Award.

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