Thomas M. Durcan, PhD
Assistant Professor at Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Thomas Durcan, PhD, is an assistant professor at the MNI, McGill University. Originally from Dublin, Ireland, Dr. Durcan received his bachelor of science from University College Dublin before moving to the United States, where he obtained his PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Notre Dame. For his postdoctoral research, Dr. Durcan joined the Parkinson's research group of Dr. Edward Fon, where he focused on the function of deubiquitinating enzymes (disassembling enzymes) in Parkinson's disease (PD) and other neurodegenerative disorders. His current research is focused on the use of induced pluripotent stem cells and pre-clinical models to understand how specific genes and pathways are affected in PD and other neurodegenerative disorders. His work has been published in many prestigious, journals including the Journal of Cell Biology, EMBO Journal and Human Molecular Genetics. He has previously received research support from the Parkinson's Society of Canada and the Parkinson's Disease Foundation.