Dr. Veronique Miron PhD

Prof. Veronique Miron PhD
Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science
Department of Immunology
University of Toronto
UK Dementia Research Institute at the University of Edinburgh
Toronto (ON), Canada/Edinburgh, UK

Prof Veronique Miron is the John David Eaton Chair of Multiple Sclerosis Research and Full Professor at the BARLO Multiple Sclerosis Centre and University of Toronto Department of Immunology, and Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellow at The United Kingdom Dementia Research Institute at The University of Edinburgh. Prof Miron completed her PhD at The Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University, Canada, then her postdoc at the Centre for Regenerative Medicine in Edinburgh, UK. Through a Medical Research Council Career Development Award, she then established her lab at The University of Edinburgh, focusing on understanding the mechanisms that regulate myelin health across the lifespan and in neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy, with a particular focus on the role of microglia. Her team has discovered new ways in which microglia adopt regenerative properties to drive remyelination, repair factors they secrete, and unexpected damaging and protective roles in regulating myelin health.