Dr. Alexey Pshezhetsky graduated from the Department of Chemistry, Moscow State University in 1985. In 1989 he obtained a Ph.D. degree in chemical kinetics and catalysis from the same university. From 1989 to 1992 he worked as a researcher for the Moscow State University and the Moscow Institute of Medical and Biological Chemistry studying genetic diseases of children caused by the inherited deficiencies of lysosomal enzymes. In 1993 Dr. Pshezhetsky joined the Departments of Pediatrics and Biochemistry, of the University of Montreal where he was subsequently promoted to professor. He is also affiliated with the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at McGill University. Since 1998 he is the scientific director of the Medical genetics diagnostic laboratory and the director of the Laboratory of lysosomal biology at Ste-Justine Hospital Research Center. The research of Dr. Pshezhetsky has been acknowledged by numerous national and international agencies including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, Genome Canada, Genome Québec, the March of Dimes Foundation, the Canadian Diabetes Foundation, Vaincre les Maladies Lysosomales and others. Dr. Pshezhetsky received many career awards and fellowships including a National Investigator Award from the FRSQ, an Award of Excellence in Pediatric Research from the Foundation for the Research in Children’s Disorders and Champion of Genetics award from Genes for Cure Foundation. Current research interests include sialoglycobiology, molecular basis of lysosomal and other inherited metabolic disorders, proteomics and functional genomics of the cell.
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