Name: Trevor Owens PhD
Inter-Disciplinary guided Excellence
University of Southern Denmark
Trevor Owens is Professor of Neurobiology in the Institute of Molecular Medicine at the University of Southern Denmark. He obtained his PhD from the University of Ottawa in Canada in 1981. Following postdoctoral training in London and Melbourne he returned to McGill in 1987 and in 1990 joined the Neuroimmunology Unit of the Montreal Neurological Institute where he became a Professor in 2001. In 2004 he was appointed Professor at the University of Southern Denmark, where he has been Leader of the Neurobiology Research Department since 2010. His laboratory focuses on animal models of multiple sclerosis and specifically on interactions between immune and glial cells in the brain and spinal cord. He has published 116 papers in peer-reviewed journals (H-index=46).
He served as treasurer of ISNI from 2001 and secretary/treasurer of ISNI from 2004-2010, as an ESNI Board member since 2008, and he is currently President of the Scandinavian Society for Immunology.
Key recent publications
1. Wlodarczyk, A. et al. A novel microglial subset plays a key role in myelinogenesis in developing brain. EMBO J 36, 3292-3308 (2017).
2. Khorooshi, R. et al. Induction of endogenous Type I interferon within the central nervous system plays a protective role in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. Acta Neuropathol 130, 107-118 (2015).
3. Khorooshi, R., Wlodarczyk, A., Asgari, N. & Owens, T. Neuromyelitis optica-like pathology is dependent on type I interferon response. Exp Neurol 247, 744-747 (2013).