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Bernard J. Jasmin, PhD

Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Faculty of Medicine
University of Ottawa
451 Smyth Road
Room 3206
Ottawa, Canada

Bernard J. Jasmin is currently serving as the Dean and Professor at faculty of medicine, department of Cellular and Molecular medicine, University of Ottawa.

Dr Jasmin did his B.Ed. from McGill University followed by PhD from Université de Montréal. He then completed his postdoctoral fellowship from Institut Jacques Monod and Institut Pasteur, Paris. He also worked as a research associate at University of Miami School of Medicine.

While assuming varied administrative responsibilities originally as the first Chair of the Department of CMM (2002-09) and, subsequently, as Vice Dean of Research in the Faculty of Medicine (2009 to present), Dr. Jasmin maintains a vigorous research program that focuses on deciphering the regulatory cascades and signaling pathways involved in controlling expression of synaptic proteins in both neuronal and skeletal muscle cells.


Representative Publications:

AMP-activated protein kinase at the nexus of therapeutic skeletal muscle plasticity in Duchenne muscular dystrophy

The therapeutic potential of skeletal muscle plasticity in Duchenne muscular dystrophy: phenotypic modifiers as pharmacologic targets

Celecoxib treatment improves muscle function in mdx mice and increases utrophin A expression

Misregulation of calcium-handling proteins promotes hyperactivation of calcineurin-NFAT signaling in skeletal muscle of DM1 mice

Muscle-specific Expression of the RNA-binding Protein Staufen1 Induces Progressive Skeletal Muscle Atrophy via Regulation of Phosphatase Tensin Homolog