Academic Rank:
Assistant Professor, UBC
Principal Investigator & Associate Director of the UBC MS Research Group
Member, Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health
Member, VCHRI
Affiliation(s):
Short Bio:

Dr. Jacqueline Quandt is the Associate Director of the UBC MS Research Group at UBC and leads the Neuroinflammation Lab at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health and the Department of Pathology in the Faculty of Medicine. Her research is focused on understanding the role of the immune system in both damage and repair of the brain and spinal cord as a result of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Multiple Sclerosis. Using cell-based and more complex disease models, researchers in the Quandt Lab study the relationships between inflammation and neuronal death.

Academic background

  • BSc (Microbiology and Immunology), University of British Columbia. 1990-1994
  • PhD (Pathology, Section of Neuropathology), University of British Columbia. 1994-1999
  • Post doctoral fellowship (Neuroimmunology Branch), National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD. 1999-2005
  • Staff Scientist – Animal Models Unit (Neuroimmunology Branch), National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD. 2005-2009

Awards and Recognition

  • 2016 Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Education – Faculty of Medicine
  • YWCA Women of Distinction Award Nominee – Research and Sciences 2016
  • Most Valuable Player Award – Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 2016
  • MS Ambassador of the Year – MS Society of Canada BC/Yukon Division 2014
Primary Research Area
is Brain and Neuroscience
Secondary Research Area
Infectious Diseases and Immunopathology

Research Interest

  • Multiple Sclerosis Brain and Nerves
  • Neuroimmunology
  • In vitro models of the blood-brain barrier
  • T cell/Blood-brain barrier interactions & trafficking
  • Animal models of CNS demyelinating disease/autoimmunity
  • Development of novel therapeutics to afford neuroprotection
  • Immunology
  • Antigen specificity/degeneracy of T cells
  • Antigen-specific tolerance

Dr. Jacqueline Quandt focuses her research on neuroinflammation in damage and repair relevant to multiple sclerosis and other nervous system disorders.

Current projects in my lab include:

The Laboratory currently has openings for a graduate student and a post doctoral fellow to pursue independent projects in the areas of neuroinflammation and models of disease. Interested candidates should send their CV and statement of research interests directly to Dr. Quandt.