The Fortin Drug Discovery Laboratory is researching new treatments for both humans and animals.

Drug discovery projects in human medicine

  • Alzheimer's Disease (amyloid-beta and hyperphosphorylated tau)
  • Parkinson’s Disease (alpha-synuclein)
  • Type 2 Diabetes (islet amyloid polypeptide)

Drug discovery projects in veterinary medicine

  • Equine pars intermedia pituitary deficiency and alpha-synuclein misfolding
  • Feline diabetes and islet amyloid polypeptide aggregation
  • Specific cat breeds and serum amyloid A aggregation

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Find out about opportunities  for undergraduate and graduate researchers and be a part of the exciting research happening in the Fortin Drug Discovery Lab.


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