Joan Boggs
Joan Boggs
BA, MSc, PhD
Professor Emeritus / Emerita
Contact information
Struct Biol & Biochem
The Hospital for Sick Children
555 University Ave. Rm 3427C
M5G 1X8
Phone: 416-813-5919
Fax: 416-813-5022
Research location: The Hospital for Sick Children/Research Institute
Primary Research Area: Brain & Neuroscience
Secondary Research Area: Molecular & Cell Biology
Research Statement:

My research program is aimed at understanding myelinogenesis by oligodendrocytes. We are currently focusing on the structure and roles of myelin basic protein in interactions with the cytoskeleton and SH3-domain proteins and the role of glycosphingolipids in cell-surface phenomena. We are also studying the effect of estrogens on oligodendrocytes and myelin.