Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Canada Research Chair, Molecular Characterization of Neurological Diseases
Director, Next Generation Sequencing Centre at Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health
Molecular geneticist Dr. Carles Vilarino-Guell has played an important role in the identification of the genes that carry mutations responsible for the onset of neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis.
Dr. Vilarino-Guell’s work focuses on the identification of the genes and mutations that trigger the onset of neurological diseases. He joined the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health for the collaborative opportunities to enrich his research, and for the resources the Centre provides – including world-class clinical care, access to pioneers in brain imaging, and state-of-the-art facilities for molecular analysis.
In the short term, Dr. Vilarino-Guell’s research aims to improve clinical diagnoses and symptom management to alleviate the burden on and suffering of patients and families. Longer term, he hopes to see his work lead to new therapeutic strategies and better drug treatments for patients with debilitating neurological diseases.
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