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Gerald Pfeffer

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NMD4C Working Group Member

Assistant Professor, Clinical Neurosciences, Medical Genetics at the University of Calgary

Full Member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute


NMD4C Working Group(s): Biobanking

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Research Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord / Nerve Injury & Pain

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Biography

Dr. Pfeffer is a clinician-scientist at University of Calgary. He did Neurology specialty training at UBC and Genetics PhD at Newcastle University. His clinical and research work focuses on adult-onset neurogenetic conditions.

Recent publications

Ilamathi, HS, Ouellet, M, Sabouny, R, Desrochers-Goyette, J, Lines, MA, Pfeffer, G et al.. A new automated tool to quantify nucleoid distribution within mitochondrial networks. Sci Rep. 2021.11 (1)22755 PMID:34815439

Carvalho Henriques, B, Buchner, A, Hu, X, Wang, Y, Yavorskyy, V, Wallace, K et al.. Methodology for clinical genotyping of CYP2D6 and CYP2C19. Transl Psychiatry. 2021.11 (1)596 PMID:34811360

Leckie, JN, Joel, MM, Martens, K, King, A, King, M, Korngut, LW et al.. Highly Elevated Prevalence of Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy in Indigenous Communities in Canada Due to a Founder Effect. Neurol Genet. 2021.7 (4)e607 PMID:34250227

Slayter, J, Hodgkinson, V, Lounsberry, J, Brais, B, Chapman, K, Genge, A et al.. A Canadian Adult Spinal Muscular Atrophy Outcome Measures Toolkit: Results of a National Consensus using a Modified Delphi Method. J Neuromuscul Dis. 2021.8 (4)579-588 PMID:33867362

Sharma, G, Pfeffer, G, Shutt, TE. Genetic Neuropathy Due to Impairments in Mitochondrial Dynamics. Biology (Basel). 2021.10 (4) PMID:33810506

Ramezani, M, Mouches, P, Yoon, E, Rajashekar, D, Ruskey, JA, Leveille, E et al.. Investigating the relationship between the SNCA gene and cognitive abilities in idiopathic Parkinson's disease using machine learning. Sci Rep. 2021.11 (1)4917 PMID:33649398

Ramezani, M, Ruskey, JA, Martens, K, Kibreab, M, Javer, Z, Kathol, I et al.. Association Between BDNF Val66Met Polymorphism and Mild Behavioral Impairment in Patients With Parkinson's Disease. Front Neurol. 2020.11 587992 PMID:33584494

Martens, K, Leckie, J, Fok, D, Wells, RA, Chhibber, S, Pfeffer, G et al.. Case Report: Calpainopathy Presenting After Bone Marrow Transplantation, With Studies of Donor Genetic Content in Various Tissue Types. Front Neurol. 2020.11 604547 PMID:33505349

Zhao, T, Goedhart, C, Pfeffer, G, Greenway, SC, Lines, M, Khan, A et al.. Skeletal Phenotypes Due to Abnormalities in Mitochondrial Protein Homeostasis and Import. Int J Mol Sci. 2020.21 (21) PMID:33171986

Hodgkinson, VL, Chapman, K, Izenberg, A, Lochm├╝ller, H, O'Connell, C, O'Ferrall, EK et al.. Response to Provincial Governments' Decisions Regarding Monitoring for Adults with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Can J Neurol Sci. 2021.48 (2)201-203 PMID:32713403

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