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WFP’s In Conversation: Benedict Albensi

January 19, 2015 — 

From the Winnipeg Free Press series “In Conversation:

Benedict ALBENSI is the principal investigator in the division of neurodegenerative disorders at the St. Boniface Research Centre and associate professor in the University of Manitoba’s department of pharmacology [in the College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences.] The researcher is studying the brain and memory impairments associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The Chicago native’s research hit close to home in 2013 when his mother was diagnosed with dementia. He recently talked with the Free Press.

Q. Why did you get into this area of research?

A. I started out as a kid always being interested in science, but when I first went to college I went to art and photography school. We were required to go to a lecture on the brain and the two hemispheres of the brain — the left and right and how it worked. I just got sucked in and I felt like I had to get back to science that I was passionate about.

See the conversation in its entirety here.

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