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Michael Esser

Position: 

Assistant Professor in the Department of Paediatrics

Phone: 
(403) 955-7911
Address: 

Alberta Children's Hospital
C2-285, 2888 Shaganappi Trail NW
Calgary, AB  T3B 6A8

Research Activities: 

Paediatric brain injury

Other Area(s) of Research:

Factors affecting selective cellular vulnerability to injury, and factors that affect outcome including premorbid genetic susceptibility and alterations of fetal neurodevelopmental programming.

Primary Area of Research: 

Gaining a better understanding of the factors affecting selective cellular vulnerability to injury with the goal of applying this information to the development of novel treatment strategies.  Using a variety of techniques, the effect of the injury at the cellular, tissue and systems level will be examined, as well as the factors that affect outcome including premorbid genetic susceptibility and alterations of fetal neurodevelopmental programming.  The goal is to intervene on selected targets in an effort to alter the outcome and promote development of novel therapeutics. 

Other Area(s) of Research: 

Through the established paediatric neurology brain injury clinical program at ACH, developing a translational program linking the bedside and the bench. 

Publications: 
Degrees: 
  • M.D. (Doctor of Medicine)
Associations & Fellowships: 
  • FRCPC