Dr. Kendra L. Furber is an assistant professor in the Division of Medical Sciences at the University of Northern British Columbia. She received a BSc (2003) in Physiology and a BA (2003) in Psychology at the University of Saskatchewan. She then received a PhD (2010) in Neuroscience from University of Calgary, though the Hotchkiss Brain Institute. Her postdoctoral training at the University of Saskatchewan was funded by an endMS fellowship from the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.
Furber’s research is focused on molecular mechanisms underlying myelination in the central nervous system. Her laboratory uses interdisciplinary techniques to investigate how cells, called oligodendrocytes, develop to form the myelin sheath and how cellular function may change during aging. This will provide fundamental insights into how to protect and repair myelin in neurodegenerative disorders, such as multiple sclerosis.
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