College of Pharmacy research theme

Molecular biotherapeutics

Research affiliations

University of Manitoba Centre on Aging Research


Research summary

The goal of Dr. Stobart’s research program is to define how astrocytes and pericytes in the brain become dysfunctional during aging or diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease. She also aims develop new therapies targeting astrocytes and pericytes to treat these brain disorders.

To achieve these goals, Dr. Stobart’s laboratory uses state-of-the-art two-photon microscopy and novel genetic tools targeted specifically to pericytes and astrocytes. This allows molecular signalling pathways in in these cells to be studied in real-time in order to understand their contribution to brain circuit function and blood flow control.


Dr. Jillian Stobart has been an assistant professor in pharmacy since 2018. She holds a PhD completed at the department of pharmacology and therapeutics, University of Manitoba in 2012 and a post-doctoral fellowship completed at the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Zurich, 2012-2018. She is published extensively in research areas of neuroscience, brain blood flow control and brain metabolism. Dr. Stobart is a recipient of the CIHR Early Career Investigator Award in Circulatory and Respiratory Health.

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