Lorraine Kalia

Lorraine Kalia


Lorraine Kalia, MD, PhD, FRCPC is a scientist at the Toronto Western Research Institute and Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases. She is also a neurologist specializing in Parkinson’s disease and related movement disorders at the Toronto Western Hospital. She is an assistant professor in the Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto.

Research Interests

We currently focus on two major goals:

  1. To elucidate the critical molecular mechanisms responsible for neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s disease, and
  2. To identify therapeutic agents that can modulate or target these molecular mediators of neurodegeneration.

To achieve these goals, we use a comprehensive approach involving molecular biology techniques, in vitro biochemical assays, cellular models, and in vivo experiments using invertebrate and vertebrate systems.