Ireland, Canada

Institute of Molecular Medicine
University of Southern Denmark
J.B. Winsloewsvej 25
DK-5000 Odense C
Phone: +45 6550 3951
Fax: +45 6550 3950
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Trevor Owens was born in Ireland and after a BSc and MSc from McGill he obtained his PhD from the University of Ottawa in Canada in 1981. After postdoctoral training in London and Melbourne he returned to McGill in 1987 and in 1990 joined the Neuroimmunology Unit of the Montreal Neurological Institute. In 2004 he became Professor at the University of Southern Denmark, where he has been Leader of the Neurobiology Research Department since 2010. His laboratory focuses on animal models of multiple sclerosis and specifically on interactions between immune and glial cells in the brain and spinal cord.

Key publications
1. Wlodarczyk, A. et al. A novel microglial subset plays a key role in myelinogenesis in developing brain. EMBO J 36, 3292-3308 (2017).
2. Khorooshi, R. et al. Induction of endogenous Type I interferon within the central nervous system plays a protective role in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. Acta Neuropathol 130, 107-118 (2015).
3. Khorooshi, R., Wlodarczyk, A., Asgari, N. & Owens, T. Neuromyelitis optica-like pathology is dependent on type I interferon response. Exp Neurol 247, 744-747 (2013).

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