Gerald Pfeffer

Assistant Professor

Department of Medical Genetics

PhD, MD, CM, FRCPC


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Research

Area

  • Neuromuscular disorders

Biography

Dr. Pfeffer is a clinician-scientist in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Hotchkiss Brain Institute. He completed medical school at McGill University, neurology residency at University of British Columbia, and PhD training at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom.

His research focuses on gene discovery in hereditary neuromuscular diseases, and the mechanistic processes which cause disease pathology. This work primarily involves basic science techniques to identify novel single gene disorders. The research programme also integrates clinical research by studying genotype-phenotype relationships, and findings from paraclinical investigations.