Blair Leavitt

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2020-950 West 28th Ave


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Dr. Leavitt is currently Interim Director and Senior Scientist at the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics and a full Professor in the Department of Medical Genetics & the Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology (Associate) at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Leavitt completed his medical degree at McGill, medical internship at Columbia-Presbyterian, neurology residency at Cornell and Harvard. While in Boston, he completed a basic neuroscience research fellowship at Harvard Medical School and Children’s Hospital of Boston. Blair is a consulting neurologist and Director of Research at the UBC Centre for Huntington’s Disease. A scientist and physician, Dr. Leavitt’s time (both clinical and research) is dedicated to developing new treatments for genetic brain disorders such as Huntington’s disease. He also works on other neurodegenerative diseases including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and Frontotemporal dementia. Dr. Leavitt is currently the Director of the CMMT Transgenic Animal Facility, the Co-Chair of the Huntington’s study group and a founding Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Huntington’s Disease.