Lynn A Raymond, MD PhD
UBC testing node: Investigates the pathogenic mechanisms of Huntington disease
Director, Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health
Dr. Lynn Raymond is the Director of the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health. She is also a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, the Louise A. Brown Chair in Neuroscience and Clinic Director of the Centre for Huntington Disease.
Dr. Raymond is an internationally renowned neuroscientist and neurologist, and her work bridges foundational science and clinical research. She has more than 170 publications, and her work has been cited more than 11,000 times. She has devoted her career to better understanding the specific roles of altered neuronal circuits and amino acid neurotransmitter receptors in Huntington disease, with the aim of developing disease-modifying therapy. Her work is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the John Evans Leadership Fund, and she has held funding from a variety of not-for-profit organizations including the Cure Huntington’s Disease Initiative and Huntington Society of Canada.