Dr. Jason Plemel PhD

Assistant Professor Department of Medicine,
Division of neurology,
Adjunct Professor
Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB | Canada

Dr. Jason Plemel is a Canada Research Chair in Glial Neuroimmunology and Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology at the University of Alberta. His laboratory investigates microglia – our brain and spinal cord’s primary immune cells – and the role they play during regeneration and injury to white matter in multiple sclerosis (MS). His lab is making strides to understand how these microglia are both critical for white matter regeneration, but also contributing to white matter injury. They are working to understand the mechanisms of white matter degeneration, as well as the complex immune response following white matter injury.