Anastassia Voronova


One of the fundamental questions in neurobiology focuses on how neural stem cells build the brain during child development. Dr. Voronova's research program investigates how neural stem cells in the developing brain are regulated by: 1) autism-risk genes and 2) interactions with neighboring cells, such as neurons. Our goal is to use the lessons learned from normal brain development to design novel therapies for neurodevelopmental and neurological disorders in children and adults.

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July 2, 2024

New U of A study shows heart-brain connection in KBG syndrome

Promising research has already changed clinical guidelines for patients.

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June 15, 2023

Regenerating the brain one molecule at a time

A WCHRI student works with neuronal stem cells that could help alleviate neurological disorders

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April 13, 2022

Adding molecule to brain could be key to treatment for myelin disorders such as MS, study shows

Increasing the number of well-trained researchers will help address rising rates and health-care costs of kidney disease in Canada.

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September 9, 2021

Researchers take the first steps towards treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders

PhD student unlocks understanding around how neural stem cells can restore proper brain connectivity

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September 9, 2021

Brain molecule helps ‘wake up’ cells that could help tackle MS and similar diseases, study shows

Molecule called fractalkine stimulates creation of myelin-producing brain cells, showing promise for treating certain neurodegenerative disorders.

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