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    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Pharmacology and Therapeutics
    St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre
    R4046 – 351 Tache Avenue
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 2A6

    Phone: 204-235-3692

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The World Health Organization informs us that by 2025 there will be 300 million sufferers from diabetes worldwide – a figure approximately equal to the population of the USA. Dr. Paul Fernyhough is studying the etiology of the peripheral nerve damage observed in patients with diabetes. In addition, he is researching the link between Alzheimer’s disease and Type 2 diabetes. Dr. Fernyhough’s studies are focused on identifying key signaling pathways that are impaired in animal models of neuropathy and Alzheimer’s disease.


Dr. Fernyhough was born and educated in East London, UK, and received his bachelor of science degree in biological sciences at the University of Essex. Dr. Fernyhough performed his PhD in biochemistry in the department of biochemistry at University of Sheffield in the UK. He also performed postdoctoral research at Colorado State University, Kings College London and as a Wellcome Trust Postdoctoral Fellow at St. Bartholomew’s Medical College. All of these positions spanned 1985-1998. Dr. Fernyhough subsequently worked for over five years (1998-2004) as a fully tenured lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences (now the Faculty of Life Sciences) at the University of Manchester. Dr. Fernyhough’s general research interest is in the cell biology underlying neurodegenerative disorders of the peripheral and central nervous systems.


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Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Max Rady College of Medicine
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University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
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