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Felipe A. Court, PhD

Full Professor at Universidad Mayor de Chile

Location: Santiago Región Metropolitana Chile

Felipe A. Court did his undergraduate thesis in 1999, under the supervision of Dr. Jaime Alvarez, studying local protein synthesis in nerve cell axons. In 2001, Dr. Court received a PhD from Edinburgh University, where he worked in the laboratories of Dr. Peter Brophy and Dr. Richard Ribchester identifying the parameters that define conduction velocity in the nervous system. Under an EMBO fellowship, he started to work in neuron-glia interaction in the laboratory of Dr. Laura Feltri at San Raffaele Institute (Milano). Now, Dr. Court is working on preclinical models of neurodegenerative conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, as well as glia-derived inflammation in the CNS with aging. Dr. Court also uses several techniques to culture sensory, hippocampal and dopamine-producing neurons, as well as glial cells from the central and peripheral nervous systems. He uses techniques for gene editing, live cell imaging, advanced microscopy and ultrastructural analysis.

Associated Grants

  • Inhibiting Programmed Cell Death to Reduce Axonal Degeneration and Brain Inflammation in Parkinson's Disease


  • Targeting Necroptosis to Stop Axonal Degeneration in Parkinson's Disease


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