Dr. Freda Miller is a developmental neurobiologist at the Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute and a Professor at the University of Toronto. Dr. Miller holds a Canada Research Chair in developmental neurobiology and her work focuses on development and regeneration of neurons.
Education and early life
Dr. Miller spent some of her early years in Calgary and attended the gifted program at Queen Elizabeth High School in Calgary. She did her PhD in Medical Sciences at the University of Calgary and earned her B.Sc. in Biochemistry at the University of Saskatchewan.
In 2002, Miller was a founder of Aegera Therapeutics Inc. i.e Canadian BioTech Company.
- Fellow, Royal Society of Canada
- International Research Scholar, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
- Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Dr. Freda Miller works on neuronal repair mechanism and has published over 140 articles on different areas of the nervous system, including skin stem cells, neuronal growth, survival and death Miller also has 15 issued and pending patents.
Her research interests include:
- Neural Stem Cells
- Neurotrophin growth, connectivity and cell survival
- Molecular regulation of neurogenesis