Prof. Richard Robitaille PhD
Département de Neurosciences
Groupe de Recherche sur le Système Nerveux Central
Université de Montréal
Montreal (QC), Canada
Richard Robitaille is a Professor in the Département de neurosciences at Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada. He received his Ph.D. in 1989 at Université Laval followed by a post-doctoral training in the Department of Physiology at the University of Toronto. He started his independent research activities in 1993 at Université de Montréal where he stayed since. He received number of national and international awards at all stages of his career. His research focuses on the role of glial cells in the regulation of synaptic functions in normal and pathological conditions. His laboratory studies the role of glial cells in the regulation of synaptic transmission and plasticity and the contribution of glial cells in the pathophysiology of neuromuscular changes during aging and in ALS.