Dr. Nafisa M. Jadavji


BoD Chair
Ph.D., McGill University, 2012

DR. NAFISA M. JADAVJI is a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council post-doctoral fellow and instructor at Carleton University in Ottawa Canada. Her post-doctoral research focuses on understanding how dietary and genetic deficiencies in folate metabolism as well as dietary deficiencies in folate metabolism affect the course of stroke and neurodegeneration using a mouse model.  She completed her doctoral training at McGill University in Montréal, Canada. Her research has been published in Behavioural Brain Research, Biochemical Journal, Neuroendocrinology, Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, Human Molecular Genetics, European Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Pediatric Reviews, Neural Regeneration Research, Environmental Epigenetics, and Neuroscience. Dr. Jadavji has been funded by the Federation of European Neuroscience Society (Europe), NeuroWIND (Germany), Canadian Association for Neuroscience, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, National Science & Engineering Research Council (Canada), International Brain Research Organization, Parkinson's disease Foundation (US), Burroughs Wellcome Fund (US) and Fonds de la recherché en santé Québec (Canada). She is a regular reviewer for the Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, Neurotoxicity Research, Journal of Molecular Medicine and Neuroscience. Currently, Dr. Jadavji is an Editorial member for Updates in Nutritional Disorders and Therapy and JSM Nutritional Disorders Journals. From 2004 until 2007 Dr. Jadavji worked in the Research Department at JYI as a associate, research and senior research editor. In 2011. she joined the JYI Board of Directors (BoD), she served as the BoD Vice-Chair from 2013-2014 and is currently the chair of the JYI Board of Directors. 

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