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– We are proud to announce that our project entitled “Investigate the mechanisms regulating the fibrotic reaction mediated by perivascular cells in cerebrovascular disorders” has been approved for funding by the CIHR in the recent Project grant Autumn 2022 competition. Details:

Dr ElAli was invited by the Fond de recherche du Québec-Santé (FRQS) to present a talk entitled “Inflammation des petits vaisseaux du cerveau dans le COVID : Potentiel rôle des péricytes cérébraux” at the “Webinaire franco-québécois “Covid et système nerveux” organized by the FRQS in Quebec Canada and the National Academy of Medicine in France. Details:

Dr ElAli was invited by the organizing committee of the 24th International Symposium on Signal Transduction at the Blood-Brain Barrier held in Bari in Italy to present a talk entitled “Identification of Dickkopf-1 (DKK1) as a potent modulator of post-stroke recovery”.

Daniel gave an excellent talk entitled “Point pattern analysis and other tools to visualize the distribution and spatial interaction of neurons and glia” in the frame of the seminar series organized by the Neuroscience Axis at the research center of CHU de Québec-Université Laval.

– Congratulations to Daniel who obtained a postdoctoral fellowship from the FRQS to investigate the mechanisms underlying scar formation after stroke.

– Our study entitled “SARS-CoV-2 deregulates the vascular and immune functions of brain pericytes via Spike protein” published in the journal Neurobiology of Disease, identifying a new mechanism possibly contributing to cerebrovascular complications in COVID-19, was largely covered im the media (among most consulted news in Canada). Details:

Dr ElAli was awarded a CIHR Tire 2 Canada Research Chair in Molecular and Cellular Neurovascular Interactions and was honoured by the Faculty of Medicine of Université Laval “Virtuoses de la santé 2021”. Details:

– We are glad to annonce that we have received a financial support from the Neuroscience Thematic Research Center (NTRC) of Université Laval to investigate neurovascular impairments underlying the neurological symptoms associated to COVID-19.

We are proud to announce that our project entitled “Mechanisms regulating contribution of pericytes to brain repair after stroke” has been approved for funding by the CIHR in the recent Project grant Autumn 2019 competition. Details:

– Congratulations to Dr Rayan Khaddaj-Mallat who received a CIHR postdoctoral fellowship for 3 years to work on a project entitled “Role of FGFRs in rnodulating fibrogenicity of perivascular cells in cerebrovascular diseases”.