Erika Villanueva

Erika Villanueva

Postdoc, Guest researcher

From Vancouver, Canada

BRIDGE fellow (Sept 2022-present), Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen. Mentors: Drs. Niels H. Skotte and Jørgen E. Nielsen (Rigshospitalet). Project: Delineating neuroglial communication in health and Huntington's disease 

Postdoc (Sept 2020-Aug 2022), Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen. Supervisor: Prof. Hans Bräuner-Osborne, in collaboration with LF Prof. Shohreh Issazadeh-Navikas at BRIC. Project: In vivo role of GPR15 in T-cell mediated inflammation

PhD (MoMeD, Sept 2016-Oct 2021), Biotech Research and Innovation Centre, University of Copenhagen. Supervisor: Prof. Shohreh Issazadeh-Navikas, Project: Type-I interferon signaling in CNS homeostasis and Parkinson's disease dementia

Research technician, Centre of Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics (2012-2015). Supervisors: Drs. Michael Hayden and Amber Southwell. Projects: Behavioural and neuropathological charaterization of preclinical Huntington's disease mouse models 

MSc in Biology, University of British Columbia Okanagan (2011). Supervisor: Dr. Andis Klegeris. Project: Impact of a glial-secreted proinflammatory phospholipase on neuronal health

BSc in Honours Health Studies, University of Waterloo (2008)





Primary fields of research

Neuroinflammation, Neurodegeneration, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease

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