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Cheryl Wellington

Professor and Vice Chair Research, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia

Dr. Cheryl Wellington is Professor and Vice Chair Research for the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Full Member of Djavad Mowafaghian Center for Brain Health at the University of British Columbia, Principal Investigator at the International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries at Vancouver General Hospital and Associate Member of the UBC School of Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Wellington’s multidisciplinary research interests focus on Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and neurology blood biomarkers. Her work on AD uses animal models and tissue engineered in vitro platforms to understand how lipoproteins including apolipoprotein E affect AD pathogenesis. Along with Dr. Peter Cripton, a Mechanical Engineer, Dr. Wellington founded the CHIMERA (Closed Head Model of Engineered Rotational Acceleration) animal model of TBI that is a leading model of concussion. Dr. Wellington is also leading major efforts to understand the neurological consequences of COVID-19. Dr. Wellington holds multiple leadership and executive positions in the dementia and neurotrauma communities, including the Canadian Traumatic Brain Injury Research Consortium, the Canadian Concussion Network, the International Traumatic Brain Injury Research Consortium, the Canadian Consortium for Neurodegeneration in Aging, and the Cure Alzheimer Fund Research Leaders Group.

Experience

  • 2011–present
    Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia
  • 2022–present
    Vice Chair Research, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia