Dr. Denis Gris is an Associate Professor of the Department of Paediatrics and Head of neuroimmunology laboratory in the University of Sherbrooke, Canada. He received his Ph.D in Neuroscience at University of Western Ontario in 2007. He graduated from University of Western Ontario from Dr. Weaver’s laboratory where he studied inflammation after spinal cord injury. Dr. Gris moved to pursue his postdoctoral studies with Dr. Ting at university of North Carolina at Chapel Hills NC USA where he began to investigate role of NOD-like receptors in neurodegeneration. Dr. Denis Gris main interest is to discover novel anti-inflammatory pathways within the central nervous system and use this knowledge to design therapies for neurological diseases including multiple sclerosis amyotrophic lateral sclerosis autism and epilepsy.